As the Fall 2020 semester is beginning, we recognize that many of you may need to purchase a computer to assist with completing your education that has been moved online due to COVID-19 protocols. You can apply for reimbursement for such purchases on the portal beginning August 4, 2020. The College will reimburse eligible students up to $375 for the purchase of a computer using CARES Act funds. Funds for this program are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reimbursement will be made upon proof of purchase and paid after the second week of class. The application for the laptop reimbursement and loaner program can now be accessed on your portal. You must be signed in to complete the application. Please make sure that you provide all information in your application.
How do I know if I’m eligible for CARES Act funds to use toward a laptop?
- Thesearefundsfromthefederalgovernmentandthereforeyoumustshowus that you are eligible for those funds by completing a 20-21 FAFSA. If you have not, but can provide that proof, please provide that proof.
- Youmustbecurrentlyenrolledasastudentandactivelyparticipatinginyour courses.
- Youcannotbeanallonlinestudentpriortothissemester.Ifyouhavebeentaking all online courses prior to this semester, are in an all online program (ex. Cyber Security) or are listed as an online student because you plan to always be online, you are not eligible for the funds.
- Youmustsubmitareceipttoshowtheitemyoupurchased,withthecostand amount paid all shown on the receipt.
If you are not eligible for the CARES Act funds, but need a laptop, we still have loaner laptops available. The application for the reimbursement and loaner programs are on the portal.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for these funds to be processed and make sure your address is correct on the portal (you can update on the portal). If you have any questions, please reach out to the CARES Act Emergency Task Force at email@example.com