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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Fall CARES Act funding still available to qualifying HFC students

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DECEMBER 2020 UPDATE: This news story is from September 2020. All CARES Act funding has been allocated, and no further funds are available.

The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has provided funding for student emergency grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

To qualify for CARES Act funding, HFC students must:

  1. Meet financial aid requirements:
    1. Have completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA
    2. Have submitted all required financial aid documents
    3. Be currently enrolled in an eligible program of study at Henry Ford College (a degree-granting program)
    4. Meet SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) standards
    5. Be otherwise eligible to receive Title IV financial aid

  3. Be enrolled in at least one Fall 2020 class required for their program of study.
  4. Have incurred expenses directly related to Fall enrollment at HFC in an online class or in an on-ground class that has an online component /requirement. Note: While many hardships and expenses may have been incurred as a direct result of the coronavirus, only expenses related to the 2020 closure of the HFC campuses and online formats will be considered. Funds cannot be used for tuition assistance. Categories for CARES grant funding include:
    1. Computer Purchase
    2. Internet Service
    3. Software Related to Online Courses
    4. Other Technology Related to Online Courses (Printer, Scanner, Camera, Microphone, etc.)
    5. Increased Utility Costs Related to Online Courses

NOTE: You may not receive CARES funds for the purchase of a computer if you already received CARES funds for the purchase of a computer in 2020.

Application deadline

CARES grants will be made on a rolling basis, based on when applications are received. The deadline to submit the Fall 2020 CARES Request Form is October 31, 2020, or whenever all the funds have been used. We recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

Questions related to the HFC CARES Act grant funding and/or the application process can be emailed to

CARES Act Mandated Reporting