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COVID-19 Response: Spring 2021 Semester Guidelines.

CARES Act Funding Application for Spring 2020 Students


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for American industries.

Surry Community College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement with the Department of Education to distribute CARES Act Stimulus funding. The College will distribute no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Assistance to students. The College received $1,433,250.00 from the CARES Act Stimulus funding. As of December 31, 2020 Surry Community College has distributed $671,620.00 to 1,081 students who qualified from a group of 1,142 eligible Federal Aid Recipients.

If you were a Spring 2020 curriculum student enrolled in seated classes, you may be eligible for the CARES Act Stimulus funding, an award up to $1,000 per student. Eligible students must have been enrolled in seated spring semester 2020 classes at Surry Community College on or before March 13, 2020.

Students seeking this funding should complete a 2019-20 FAFSA at, if you have not yet done so. If you were awarded financial aid in the spring, or if you completed the 2019-20 FAFSA, you must complete the “Request for CARES Act Funds” form in the student form section on Also, fill out the direct deposit section so that you will receive funding quickly.

If you have question, contact SCC’s Financial Aid Office at (336) 386-3264 or

Direct Deposit Directions:

You can now safely and securely receive your financial aid refund via direct deposit. Log in to your myKnightLife account to sign up today.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Self-Service
  2. Banking Information
  3. Add an account
  4. Activate (toggle button)
  5. Next
  6. Enter all your banking information, agree to terms and conditions and submit.

For information about direct deposit, please contact Shannon Haynes at 336.386.3203 or

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