Am I eligible for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds? (Updated 07/10/2020)

Higher Education Emergency Relief

Northwest Florida State College is participating in the Higher Education Economic Relief grant for students. If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 and meet the eligibility requirements, we encourage you to submit an application for funding.

These funds will be sent directly to BankMobile via your refund preference. Please make sure you have selected a refund preference with BankMobile if you submit a grant application. You can check BankMobile here.

UPDATE as of July 10, 2020:

  • Total amount of funds NWFSC received: $1,265,250.00
  • Total amount of emergency aid distributed to students as of July 10, 2020: $435,505.00
  • Estimated total number of students eligible to receive emergency aid for Spring 2020: 1270
  • Total number of students who have received emergency aid: 485

Eligibility Requirements per the Department of Education

  • Students must have completed a 2019-2020 FASFA
  • Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA):
    • U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen;
    • Valid Social Security number;
    • Registration with Selective Service (if the student is male);
    • A high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
    • Be currently registered for either Spring 2020 and/or Summer 2020 terms.
    • Not owe a refund on title IV grants or Not be in default on title IV loan or have fraudulently obtained or received title IV loans, or in excess of annual or aggregate limits
    • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations
  • Those students who were enrolled exclusively in an online program prior to March 13, 2020, the date of the President’s Proclamation, are not eligible for emergency financial aid grants.
  • Students who have already received an emergency grant prior to March 13, 2020 are also not eligible.

Additionally, the amount of funds you will be eligible to receive will be based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated by your FAFSA. If you are unsure what your EFC number is, please login to your FAFSA account and review your 2019-2020 application.

EFC Potential Award
0-1999 $1000
2000-3999 $1000
4000-5999 $1000
6000-7999 $900
8000-10000 $750
> 10,000 $500


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