Coronavirus updates to keep our campus informed, safe and healthy.


OC has used funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly support students. Students applied for funds up to $1200.

Ike the Eagle with students

Eagles have received CARES Act fund­ing to help with expens­es. #Eagles­fly­to­geth­er

Updated June 26, 2020

  • 809K Total funding available to students
  • 870 Applications received
  • 790 Applications approved
  • 809K Total funding disbursed to students



We are no longer accept­ing CARES Act appli­ca­tions, but we still want to help you any way that we can.

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The selection process

Students complete an application for the Hardship Grant, providing any documentation available that illustrates need. The Financial Aid Office reviews their federal aid eligibility based on Title IV guidelines and approves funds. Then payments are approved by the Business Office before being sent as a cash deposit to the student. OC has approximately 1,900 students eligible for application.


As of June 25, 2020, 790 students were awarded grants, 202 were non-applicant, Pell Grant recipients. The $809,586 made available to OC students via the CARES Act has been awarded to applicants who demonstrated financial impact of the coronavirus.