CARES Act Emergency Funding FAQs

Community College of Denver (CCD) has received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help eligible CCD students receiving emergency financial aid for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. 

The funding is to help students with expenses related to the coronavirus that disrupted their education. This includes technology needs to participate in remote learning classes, improvements in internet service, new or additional course materials, support for housing costs, buying food, paying for childcare, and paying for related healthcare expenses. 

This funding is available for students who are currently enrolled in programs that are not exclusively online and are eligible to complete a FAFSA. Funding will be distributed to their BankMobile account or whatever they have chosen as a refund preference starting May 8th. In order to be eligible to complete a FAFSA, students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, have a valid social security number, have registered for selective service (if male), have a high school diploma or equivalency, and not have any defaulted student loans or federal grant overpayments. CCD will reserve additional institutional funding to assist undocumented and international students. Students enrolled in programs that are solely online are not eligible, per federal regulations. High school students enrolled in concurrent courses with CCD are not eligible. 


Q: How do I know if I’m eligible?
A: Only CCD students who were actively enrolled as of March 13, 2020 ar,e eligible. Federal rules do not permit CARES Act funds to be distributed to CCD students enrolled in only online programs (BAS Dental Hygiene) as of March 13, 2020.

Q: How much money will I get?
A: Each eligible student will receive $207.59 (USD)

Q: Do I have to pay this money back?
A: No, the money does not need to be paid back. 

Q: How do I get my money?
A: CCD’s Cashier’s Office will manually post funds to your student account. It will come in the method that you have selected as your refund preference.

Q: What can I use the money for?
A: Food, housing, course materials, childcare, health, and technology expenses.

Q: When will I receive this money?
A: CCD will begin releasing the funds for spring semester after May 8, 2020.

Q: What if I owe CCD money?
A: You are responsible for paying all past due balances with CCD. The CARES Act funding will not impact your balance. You will still receive the full amount.

Q: I’m enrolled only in online courses. Am I eligible?
A: Federal regulations state that students enrolled in an online-only program are not impacted by the move to remote learning that occurred in March and unfortunately are not eligible for these federal funds.