Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

Carteret Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the College has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent (50%) of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to our students.

The total amount of funds that the College will or has received from the Department of Education pursuant to our Certification and Agreement is $387,473, plus supplemental funds of $387,473 for a total of $774,946.

Estimated # of Eligible Students

# of Students Who Have Received Grants (unduplicated)


Total Amount of Grants Distributed

If you are a current and/or returning student, have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID19 such as childcare, technology, health care, food, housing, or course materials you may be eligible for CARES Act funding. Funding may also be used for tuition and fees, or to satisfy a student’s outstanding balance, if the student provides written consent by completing the consent form.

The COVID-19 Emergency Student Financial Aid Grant Funds (CARES Act) will be awarded to students that have a financial need due to the disruption of the College during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis for all students who qualify starting with the Spring 2020 term as of March 13, 2020 through the Spring 2022 term or as long as there are funds available, whichever is earlier.

To be eligible for this grant, a student:

  • Is currently registered as a student of Carteret Community College and in good standing
  • Must be completing courses for the Spring 2021 term or a current student registered for the Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 terms
  • Student has a remaining unmet need

Failure to maintain the above eligibility could result in ineligibility for future terms

The maximum amount that can be awarded per student per term is $1,500 and is proportioned according to the schedule below:

  • Less than ½ Time Enrollment: $250
  • ½ Time Enrollment: $750
  • ¾ Time Enrollment: $1,000
  • Full-Time Enrollment: $1,500

Please complete the application and return it to financialaid@carteret.edu. You will be notified by email if you qualify.

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