Federal Emergency Relief Fund for TC Students

Texarkana College has been awarded funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, a federal grant funded by the CARES Act, to provide financial grants for eligible TC students who have occurred expenses related to disruptions to their education due to COVID-19.

The Federal CARES Act grants are subject to the availability of Federal Cares Act funds.

Who is eligible?

If you have encountered expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19—such as utilities, internet, study space, computer, printer, etc.—you may be eligible for a financial grant through the CARES Act. These grants do not have to be repaid and will not affect your financial aid.

Steps to Apply

  1. Fill out the online application. (requires login)
  2. Complete and submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have already submitted a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 school year, step 2 is not required.
  3. You will be contacted by TC via email.

Eligibility & Requirements

Students receiving aid must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in at least ONE face-to-face (Flex or Hybrid) credit course at Texarkana College
  • Must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at TC
  • Cannot be concurrently enrolled at another college or university where you could also be receiving CARES Act funds
  • Cannot be a current high school student
  • Must have completed a 2020-2021 financial aid application (FAFSA) – Submit the FAFSA now.
  • Must be eligible for federal student aid. View eligibility requirements.
  • Cannot be on financial aid suspension
  • Must be in good Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Current and newly enrolled students who qualify for Federal Financial Aid and have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for TC’s CARES Act Student Aid.  Additionally, you must be currently enrolled in at least ONE face-to-face (Flex or Hybrid) credit course at Texarkana College.

What if I don't qualify for CARES Act Student Aid?

If you are not eligible, or unsure if you meet eligibility requirements, TC still encourages you to submit an application. There are additional resources we may be able to provide. Submitting the application authorizes TC to research those opportunities on your behalf.

Does this impact my financial aid?

No. Eligible students may receive both Financial Aid and CARES Act Student Aid.

Can I apply with TC if I am co-enrolled with another college or university?

No. Federal guidelines specify that students are not eligible for CARES Act Student Aid at TC if they are co-enrolled in another college or university where you could also receive CARES Act funds.

How do I receive the funds?

Once your application is approved, you will receive funds using your regular refund choice (refund card or direct deposit to your bank account). If you have not made a refund choice, you will be mailed a paper check. Please make sure your address on file at TC is correct by checking your myTC (student tab).

COVID-19 Emergency Aid

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Details about the fund and distribution may be found in the CARES Act report.

For questions about CARES Act grants, please email finaidcares@texarkanacollege.edu.