Florence-Darlington Technical College signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Florence-Darlington Technical College received $1,568,739 from the Department of Education to be awarded to students in accordance with our Certification and Agreement (for) Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students by Florence-Darlington Technical College under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 7, 2020 is $1,138,900.
1919 students enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester at Florence-Darlington Technical College are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The Emergency Financial Aid Grant has been awarded to these 1919 students.
Florence-Darlington Technical College used the following method to determine student eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much the students would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
- Student had a 2019/2020 FAFSA on file to show they met title IV eligibility.
- Student was enrolled in at least one originally scheduled classroom based course on March 13, 2020 or after during the semester the award is made.
- Students who met the eligibility criteria in 1 and 2 above were awarded the Emergency Financial Aid Grant in the following manner:
a. $800 to students with a zero EFC and complete financial aid file
b. $500 to students with an EFC between 1 – 5576 (pell eligible) and complete financial aid file
c. $200 to students with an EFC of 5577 or higher or incomplete financial aid file
Florence-Darlington Technical College sent an email to all students enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester notifying them of the Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An award email was sent to students as they were awarded to notify them of the award on their account.