Published:
Friday, May 1st 2020

CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Kilgore College has signed and submitted the “Certification and Agreement - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” document to the U.S. Department of Education. Within this document, KC certifies that it will use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

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  1. Under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, Kilgore College received $1,954,443 to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. More than 3,300 Kilgore College students have documented eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, one eligibility criteria to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. As of Jan. 31, 2021, Kilgore College has disbursed $1,946,316 to 3,333 students in the form of emergency aid.
  3. Kilgore College will be using the following criteria to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

a. The student has a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file at Kilgore College to document eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and
b. The student was enrolled in at least one face-to-face course as of March 13th that was moved to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or
c. The student was enrolled in a course that was not able to be completed remotely and was assigned an incomplete to be made up in the summer.

       4. Students seeking Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act who do not have a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file at Kilgore College are encouraged to complete one immediately.

Students with a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file may receive an initial distribution of Emergency Financial Aid Grants using the criteria listed in #3 automatically, with no additional applications required.

Students who do not have a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file or students requesting additional funding beyond the automatic disbursement may submit an application for aid to be made available on the Kilgore College website.

        5. Given that Kilgore College did not disburse all CARES Act funding during the Spring and Summer 2020 terms, and;

Given that the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 continued into the Fall 2020 semester, and;

Given that the Governor’s Executive Order mandates required the addition of remote learning components to all face-to-face classes to ensure adequate social distancing requirements were met;

Kilgore College will be using following criteria to determine which students receive an automatic Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursement and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

a. The student has a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA on file at Kilgore College to document eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and
b. The student is enrolled in at least one face-to-face course in the Fall 16 week semester and/or the Fall 1 term.


For more information on COVID-19, visit www.kilgore.edu/covid-19.