Calhoun to send $5.3 million in relief payments to students

Marian Accardi, The Decatur Daily, Ala.
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Apr. 1—Calhoun Community College is distributing $5.3 million in relief payments to students who are enrolled in credit classes for the spring 2021 semester and qualify under the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

The grant allocation will also include high school students taking classes at Calhoun through the Dual Enrollment Program. More than 7,000 are qualified for the payments.

The payments will range from about $500 to $1,000. There is no need for students to contact the college, which will use existing spring 2021 enrollment information to determine who qualifies. However, students should respond to the email they receive from Calhoun and BankMobile explaining the relief payment details.

The relief grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Education for any component of a student's cost of attendance, and students may use the money for expenses including tuition, food, housing, course material, technology, healthcare and childcare.

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