CARES Emergency Relief Fund
Foothill College students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for emergency relief support from the college.
Please read the most current information about the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds on the Foothill Financial Aid homepage. Then, fill out this short form so that we may understand your needs as best we can.
We will review your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
For questions about Emergency Relief Funds, contact the Financial Aid Office.
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Student Quarterly Reports
Email Text Sent to Students Who Apply
Thank you for submitting an Emergency Relief Fund form in this Academic Year or in the prior. Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) are provided as emergency financial aid grants to assist students with expenses related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and are intended to soften the impact on your educational experience.
We are happy to say we were able to award you some funds over the last few weeks and plan to award more in the fall through spring terms for those who are enrolled. Your award can be used on any expense that is related to your class, technology, or living needs and you do not need to report back to the college on how you spend the funds. The Department of Education and the IRS indicated that these funds are NOT going to be taxed, much like the original CARES Act funding.
These funds are typically refunded on Tuesdays from your student account to BankMobile, who then directs the funds to you, depending on your refund preference selection. Therefore, it is important that you check your address through your student portal to make sure it is current (MyPortal > My Profile > Change Addresses or Phones) and use REFUNDSELECTION.COM to pick your refund method. If you need to make any updates to your address, follow the steps listed below:
Log in to your student portal.
Click on "My Profile" on the left-hand side of the screen.
Click on "Change Addresses or Phones".
Click on "Update Addresses and Phones" towards the bottom of the screen.
Click on "Current" for each address type you need to update.
Make the necessary changes and then click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.
We sincerely hope that you will stay in college and continue to thrive. Foothill College will continue to provide support resources you need to be fully successful. The learning environment has shifted dramatically over the last 18 months and, while this has brought many challenges, Foothill College will continue to support you in this effort. In summary, please reach out to us for any help and we will do our best to provide everything you need to be successful.
This was the third round of Federal Stimulus funding (HEERF III), and the first payments for the 2021-22 academic year. As we prepare for the remainder of 2021-22 we will let you know if additional steps are needed to access this assistance.
Director of Financial Aid
Phone # 650.949.7245
CARES Act Reporting
Institutional Quarterly Reports