WednesdayMay 20, 2020

CARES Act emergency funds available to CState students

On Monday, May 18, Cincinnati State students received information by email about applying for money from the Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant Fund.

The email message was sent to students enrolled for 6 credit hours or more during Spring Semester and/or Summer Semester 2020.

Funds are limited and are available to students on on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To receive emergency grant funding, students must apply electronically by logging in to MyCState/MyServices and completing the CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding Application in the Financial Aid section.

More information is available on the CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding page on the Cincinnati state website.

  • This funding is for Cincinnati State students enrolled in a degree or certificate program who have experienced unexpected expenses due to the disruption of campus operations because of COVID-19.
     
  • The emergency grant assistance for allowable expenses will be provided in accordance with institutional policy and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.
     
  • Students eligible for the funds will receive a paper check mailed to their permanent address on file in College records. The time between submitting the application and a check being mailed is expected to be two weeks or less.
    • Students enrolled for 6 to 11 credits in Spring or Summer semester are eligible to receive up to $300 in emergency funds.
       
    • Students enrolled for 12 credits or more in Spring or Summer semester are eligible to receive up to $700 in emergency funds.
  • To be eligible for the emergency funds, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send the FAFSA information to Cincinnati State.
    • Students not currently receiving financial aid are eligible to apply for emergency grant funds.
       
    • Students who are receiving financial aid must be in compliance with standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to receive emergency grant funds.

Students not eligible to apply for emergency grant funds include:

  • College Credit Plus students
  • Workforce Development students
  • Non Degree students
  • International students
  • DACA students

Career Center webinars help with "Moving Beyond Undecided"

Starting Wednesday, May 20, the Cincinnati State Career Center is hosting a bi-weekly webinar to help undecided students select an academic program that can lead to a career.

The "Moving Beyond Undecided" sessions will help students use career exploration processes and tools to answer questions like:

  • How do I figure out my major or program of study?
  • What if I don't know what kind of career I want?
  • What options does Cincinnati State have for an undecided student?

CURRENT STUDENTS can register for a webinar at https://cincinnatistate-csm.symplicity.com/students

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS can register at https://cincinnatistate.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/search

Sessions will be offered every other Wednesday, from 6 to 6:30 p.m., on these days:

  • May 20
  • June 3 and June 17
  • July 1, July 15, and July 29
  • August 12

CState Environmental students have new bachelor's pathway at NKU

A new "CState2NKU" articulation agreement has been finalized for Cincinnati State Environmental Engineering Technology graduates who want to earn a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science at Northern Kentucky University.

NKU will promote the new transfer pathway on their website for a Fall 2020 start.

The new agreement means Cincinnati State students who earn an associate's degree in Environmental Engineering Technology (or the Stormwater or Wastewater major) can transfer seamlessly to NKU to earn a BA or BS in Environmental Science.

Environmental Engineering Technology program chair Ann Gunkel said faculty and staff members at both institutions worked to develop this addition to the "CState2NKU" pathways.

Ann said a goal of the partnership is to encourage students who might not be thinking about college to start at Cincinnati State, and then complete a baccalaureate degree at NKU after earning their associate's degree.

For more information, contact Ann (ann.gunkel@cincinnatistate.edu).

ArtsWave campaign ends May 22

Cincinnati State employees who are considering a contribution to ArtsWave this year are reminded that the deadline is Friday, May 22.

President Monica Posey, who serves as a Trustee of ArtsWave, said, "Now, more than ever, the Cincinnati region’s arts organizations are in need of our support."

ArtsWave is taking steps to assist large and small arts organizations affected by the pandemic.

You can read more about these actions at https://www.artswave.org/docs/default-source/Press-Releases/4-9-20-$30-million-loss-possible-for-cincinnati-39-s-arts-due-to-pandemic.pdf?sfvrsn=0.

If you are able to contribute:

If you have questions, please contact Kim Taylor at kim.taylor@cincinnatistate.edu.

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