Clarkdale AZ (April 24, 2020) – Yavapai College has announced that it will invest its nearly $2.4 million awarded from the CARES Act to scholarship money for returning students, the YC student emergency fund and to support its online learning infrastructure.
Half of the money, or nearly $1.2 million, in federal stimulus dollars awarded to the College will be distributed directly to returning YC students as scholarships to be used for summer semester classes. A portion of these funds will be dispersed to the student emergency fund for applicants to use for emerging technology needs, food, or other emergencies.
Degree or certificate-seeking students must have taken in-person classes during the spring 2020 semester and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to be eligible for the scholarship.
Eligible students will receive scholarships equal to the cost of tuition for summer classes for up to six credits. Students who receive federal aid through Pell Grants or Veteran’s Education benefits will receive a scholarship in the balance of their tuition still owed, or, if their tuition is already fully funded, will receive scholarship money of up to $100 for book expenses per every three credits.
More information can be found at yc.edu/cares
The College plans to use the other half of the federal stimulus aid moneys designated for College operations to help support its online learning infrastructure.
Yavapai College summer registration is open and all classes are 100% online. The summer semester begins on June 1. Students can register by visiting yc.edu/register.
Other financial aid, scholarship, and grant opportunities are available for new students who are looking to start something new, redefine their careers, or restart something that got lost in the shuffle. Students should contact the YC Answer Center by phone at (928) 776-2149, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started in the registration process.
All information regarding the college’s COVID-19 response plan can be found at yc.edu/covid.