Trinity COVID-19 Emergency Grant Awards to Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. The fund provides $533,000 dollars to help Trinity Christian College students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

All grant funds were distributed to all 803 eligible students between June 8 and June 26.

Please check this page for updates as more information becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Emergency Grants will be awarded to students who were enrolled at the census date for the Spring 2020 semester (Jan. 17, 2020). Students enrolled full-time in online courses are not eligible for CARES funding. Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Education will not allow these grants to be allocated to international or undocumented students.

Undergraduate, adult program and graduate students enrolled in the Spring Semester as stated above will be eligible to receive funds if they have:

  1. Filed a FAFSA and submitted all required documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships prior to 3/13/2020;
  2. Been enrolled in an in-person, degree-seeking program prior to 3/13/2020 and remained enrolled through the semester;
  3. Been enrolled at half-time status or greater during Spring Semester 2020:
    • Undergraduate Students = 6 credits or above
    • Graduate Students = 3 credits or above
    • Adult Program = 6 credits or above

No. Students do not need to apply for CARES funding.   803 eligible students were identified and issued a check for the designated amount based on their enrollment status for the spring 2020 term.

The amount, which is currently being determined, will be based on your enrollment status during the Spring 2020 term.

The amount of fund eligibility is based on enrollment status:

  • Students who are enrolled full-time (12 credits and above) will receive $732.00
  • Students who are enrolled at half-time status (at least 6 credits, but fewer than 12) will receive $364.00

As participants of  Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, Trinity Christian College issued 800 checks to eligible students on June 8, 2020.  Additional checks were issued to the remaining 3 students on June 26, 2020.