Weatherford College officials say more than 900 WC students have received funding through the federal CARES Act, and enough funding for many more students is available.
WC received $2.56 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in early May. Of that, $1.2 million is earmarked specifically for student aid.
As of June 30, $716,000 has been awarded with just over $557,000 remaining to be claimed by eligible students attending summer and/or fall classes at WC.
“Weatherford College has already helped many students and currently has over a half million dollars in federal grant money that we eagerly want to distribute to students,” said Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, WC president. “Additionally, the Weatherford College Foundation is awarding a record number of new scholarships as students continue to register for the fall semester. It is a great time to be a Coyote!”
To be eligible to receive assistance through the CARES Act, students must have been enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester as of March 13, have a FASFA on file with the college for either 2019-20 or 2020-21 and not be on financial aid suspension.
Money received through the CARES Act is a grant, not a loan, and does not have to be repaid.
For full details on qualification and how to apply, visit wc.edu/CARES.