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 May 20, 2020

  • 809K Total funding available to students
  • 830 Applications received
  • 790 Applications approved
  • 719K Total funding approved for disbursement



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.


As of May 20, 2020, 479 students were awarded grants, 202 were non-applicant Pell Grant recipients. $89,250 remains in the fund that is expected to be awarded by May 31, 2020.