CARES Act Report

Florida SouthWestern State College was allocated funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). FSW’s allocation was as follows:

  • $4,589,499 to provide emergency grants to students
  • $4,589,498 to cover institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction
  • $580,905 to address needs directly related ot the coronavirus

Emergency Grants to Students

FSW signed and returned to the Department of Education the certification and agreement on 4/17/20. FSW intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

How much funding is available to students?

As of 4/25/20, FSW has received $4,589,499 pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

How many students are eligible?

FSW estimates that 12,008 students (based on Spring 2020 enrollment) may be eligible.

How much has been distributed to students?

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 25, 2020, is $2,109,400. You can see the breakdown here (image)
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 13, 2020, is $2,574,400. You can see the breakdown here (image)
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 28, 2020, is $4,004,300. You can see the breakdown here (image)
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 15, 2020, is $4,589,499. You can see the breakdown here (image)

Institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction: