CARES Act Funding

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

What is the CARES Act?

The CARES Act establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and directs institutions of higher education to use funds received under the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

All remaining CARES Act funding has been expended and CAC is no longer accepting new applications for funding.

Approved funds will be placed on the student ledger for a brief holding period and disbursed through Bank Mobile according to the student’s selected method.  The funds cannot remain on the account to cover any balance, so the student must be able to accept the funds.

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Ensure that Central Arizona College has your correct information:


Update your mailing address, phone number, and email in your Student Portal located at Upon log-in, click My Profile>My Information>Personal>Request Change and enter the information you would like to change on your record.


In the event that you are awarded a Technology Expense Grant or any type of funding from Central Arizona College, choosing an electronic refund preference will allow you to receive those funds as quickly as possible.  

Your Electronic Funding Options Are Below:


Your money will arrive 1-2 business days after BankMobile receives the funds from CAC.  


Your money will arrive the same business day BankMobile receives the funds from your school. 

 To select how you would like your money delivered: 

– Visit

– Enter your Personal Code or choose to get an instant Personal Code

– Choose your preferred delivery method

Make a selection now and avoid any delays in receiving money from Central Arizona College. 

For assistance in updating your BankMobile options please visit or you may contact or call 520-494-5240.

For more information on the CARES Act from a Federal perspective, please visit:

Secretary DeVos Rapidly Delivers More Than $6 Billion in Emergency Cash Grants for College Students Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak

Central Arizona College has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act stating that this institution intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

CAC students not attending completely online programs, who were enrolled in 3 or more credit hours during Spring 2020 and meet all federal eligibility requirements received a technology grant of $350.  Students who were eligible as described above may have applied for additional emergency grant funds. Approved emergency grant funds have been exhausted and reported below.

To comply with U.S. Department of Education reporting requirements regarding Section 18004(e) of the CARES ACT, Central Arizona College will publish and update the following information regarding the allocation of Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Required Data Reporting As of 12/31/2020*:

 – Central Arizona College has received $1,505,255 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students as of 12/31/2020.

 – Central Arizona College has expended $1,346,698 as of 12/31/2020.

                 – $1,118,950 was paid out via the CARES Technology Grant.

                 – $227,748 was paid out via the CARES Emergency Fund.

– The total number of students eligible for funding is 3,848 as of 12/31/2020.

– The total number of students who have received funding is 3,197 (CARES Technology Grant) and 651 (additional CARES Emergency Funds) as of 12/31/2020.

*This data will be updated quarterly in compliance with DOE guidelines.

Students should refer to for additional information and guidelines regarding CARES funding and eligibility.

HEERF Quarterly Expenditure Report

HEERF Quarterly Expenditure Report 09/30/2020
HEERF Quarterly Expenditure Report 12/31/2020 

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