PVCC Distributing CARES Act Emergency Relief Funds to Students

Charlottesville, Va. – June 2, 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) began distributing funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to eligible students on May 19, 2020. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provided $6 billion to colleges nationwide for emergency student financial aid, to be distributed to students enrolled in spring semester who are eligible for federal financial aid and have expenses related to campus disruption due to the COVID–19 pandemic. PVCC will distribute $946,219—the total amount designated for student emergency grants—to be awarded as a one-time grant of $300-$1,000 to over 1,650 students, depending upon financial need.

The CARES Act allocation will help PVCC students with the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 crisis and assist with the costs of attending college by providing money directly to them.

“Like so many in our community many PVCC students are struggling financially due to COVID-19. Although the funding provided by the CARES Act won’t solve all of their problems, we are pleased to provide some financial assistance to our students, thanks to the actions of the federal government,” said PVCC President Frank Friedman.

The first round of funding, totaling over $800,000 has been sent to over 1,000 students. A second round of funding will be based on an application process later this summer.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, visit www.pvcc.edu/student-emergency-aid. To learn more about the student emergency aid offered at PVCC, contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@pvcc.edu.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit


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