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.

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CARES Act fund­ing dis­trib­uted to stu­dents is not tax­able income.


Updated June 26, 2020

  • $810k Total funding available to students
  • 870 Applications received
  • 835 Applications approved
  • 810K 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, 835 students were awarded grants. Of those students 202 were non-CARES Act applicant, Pell Grant recipients. The CARES Act funded $810,786 to OC students. This amount has been awarded to students who demonstrated financial impact related to the coronavirus.