Home / News / Students: Apply for emergency relief funds by May 11

Students: Apply for emergency relief funds by May 11

Apr 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education is providing federal funding for students who have been impacted by the disruption of the delivery of instruction due to COVID-19 through the CARES Act (Cornonavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund).

Students must complete the Emergency Relief Fund application to apply – click here for the form. Funding is limited and applications should be submitted by priority deadline May 11, 2020 for early consideration.

*There will be an additional deadline date of July 1, 2020 provided funding is available.

Students are eligible if they:

• Were enrolled in a curriculum program at RCC on March 13, 2020

• Have a high school diploma or GED equivalency

• Submitted a valid FAFSA application (Students can find the application here. RCC’s School Code is 002958)

Students are NOT eligible, according to federal guidelines, if they:

• Were enrolled fully online during the Spring 2020 semester

• Are currently enrolled in high school



How do I apply for Emergency Relief Fund?

Complete the application by clicking here and have a completed FAFSA application on file.

I have not submitted a FAFSA application, is it too late?

• No – Please submit ASAP. Your application cannot be processed until a valid FAFSA is received.

Click here to find the FAFSA application. RCC’s School Code is 002958

How much funding can I receive?

• Grant amounts vary by student circumstances.

How will I receive my funding?

• Direct deposit (enter banking information via your self-service account) or paper check to the mailing address on file if no bank account information is entered.

How can the funding be used?

• Funds should be used for emergency expenses incurred due to COVID-19.

How will I know if I have been approved?

• You will be notified via your RCC email account.


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)