DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Spring and summer students at Wallace Community College’s Dothan campus will soon get help with the negative effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on them.
The aid is coming with the approval of the CARES Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump in March, which included a provision for emergency student financial aid after college operations were disrupted across the United States.
To get the help to the students, administrators will give direct cash payment to “currently enrolled eligible students” to help pay for food, housing, course materials, child care, health care, and technology.
The checks will be given out before the semester ends, and summer students will be able to get help as well.
“Our goal with the CARES Act funding is to provide immediate assistance to ALL eligible students because each one has been uniquely impacted by COVID-19,” WCCD President Dr. Linda C. Young said. “We are so proud of the way our students have transitioned to online instruction, and we hope this direct financial assistance will make this difficult time just a little easier.”
Students won’t have to do anything to get their funds, and the checks will be sent to the student’s home address as shown in their records.