CARES Act Funding
North Central College disbursed $1.2 million to eligible students in Spring 2020 for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The institutional portion was used to provide refunds to students for room and board.
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) was passed by Congress and signed into law on December 27, 2020. One aspect of the act was the creation of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). Although HEERF II is similar in general structure and purpose to the original HEERF funding under the CARES Act, it also has some important differences, including additional flexibility for the use of certain institutional funds by mandating the priorities under which student grant amounts are determined, and by permitting the application of student grant awards to outstanding balances under specific conditions.
HEERF provides aid to help students with academically related expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. For more information, visit our FAQ page.