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CARES Cash Eligibility Requirements

To receive CARES Cash ($500/semester for full-time students, $250/semester for students enrolled in at least six credits), you must:

Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and registered for fall classes.

Be making satisfactory academic progress if you are a returning student. GPA of 2.0 and passing 2/3 of all credits attempted at DCC.)

Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen.*

Have a valid social security number.*

Complete a FAFSA.*

Have Selective Service registration verified.

Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations.  

Have clear Title IV records:

Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans or be in default on a Title IV loan.

Have returned fraudulently obtained Title IV funds if convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to charges.

Not have fraudulently received Title IV loans in excess of annual or aggregate limits.

Have repaid Title IV loan amounts in excess of annual or aggregate limits if obtained inadvertently.

*The CARES Act is a federal program designed to help students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a community that values diversity and inclusion as central to the mission of our College, DCC recognizes that this health crisis has disproportionally affected our immigrant students and their families. Therefore, we encourage students who do not qualify for CARES Cash due to immigration status, to apply for funds available through the DCC Foundation. Please visit the DCC CARES page for more information.