KC COVID 19 Information and Updates

CARES Act Student Needs Assessment

Some funding opportunities remain available through the federal CARES Act to provide some financial relief to students disrupted by COVID-19 restrictions and the transition to online learning. In order to determine your eligibility, please complete the following assessment to the best of your ability.  Click here to get started on the assessment!


CARES Act for Students


Do I have to repay a CARES Act grant?
No. These funds are a grant, not a loan. There is no requirement to repay the grant funds.

Will this funding reduce my financial aid?
This is a one-time grant that does not reduce financial aid.

Is the CARES Act grant taxable?
No, but please visit the IRS website for more information.

Where can I go if I have more questions?
If you have any additional questions, please email kcfinaid@kaskaskia.edu.

Reporting data as of May 26, 2020

  1. Kaskaskia College, Community College District #501 (KC) acknowledges that we have signed and returned the Certification and Agreement. KC will use no less than 50% of the funds as emergency grants to students.
  2. Total amount of funds KC has received from the Department of Education for emergency grants for students totals $724,643.
  3. Total amount of CARES Act emergency grant funds distributed to date is $688,600.
  4. The estimated total number of students eligible for Title IV assistance and thus eligible for emergency grants for students is 1,895.
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency grant under the CARES Act totals 1,394.
  6. Grants are distributed in a tiered approach based upon the results of the CARES Act survey which was distributed to students who were registered in the Spring 2020 semester (online only programs excluded) and eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid at that time. The survey questions are based on the eligibility criteria handed down from the Department of Education. That criteria includes expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. A scoring rubric awards points based on survey responses so funding is related to need. Based on research and student feedback, KC established a base award for all qualifying students.
  7. Instructions related to the emergency grants are included on the KC COVID 19 Information and Updates web pages and were sent to all eligible students via their KC email account. Students that need to verify their registration for Selective Service were sent separate instructions via email.

COVID Updates

Update #7 A Message from the KC Bookstore About Online Summer Textbook Purchases

Our online purchasing site will be available for summer sales on Monday, May 18. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the KC Bookstore is closed. Therefore, thank you for your patience as we work to fill orders and ship books. Expect a delay from the time of purchase as we will be shipping orders only two or three days a week through the first week of the summer semester. If you wish to use financial aid, please make that choice as your form of payment. All other sales can be made using a credit card for payment. Your credit card will not be processed until we ship your order. If we have questions regarding your order, we will contact you using your KC email. Please note that many of the summer classes have moved to Inclusive Access. You will have received an email to your KC email address and your schedule will have notes indicating which courses are Inclusive Access. The BKFEE noted on your statement is the discounted price you will pay for your learning materials. You will have access to the Inclusive Access digital materials the first day of class. You will not be required to have a physical book for those classes. We thank you in advance for your patience, and Stay Safe! #WeAreKC!


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