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CARES Act Funding


Due to the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty Schools has established a process for students seeking financial assistance as our commitment to helping students succeed and continue to pursue their education during this crisis and will provide funding from the CARES Act to help cover costs incurred due to the disruption in regular campus operations.

CARES Act Award Eligibility Information

In compliance with the guidelines and eligibility requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, the following criteria outlines which students are eligible for funding, as well as those who are not eligible.

Students who are eligible for CARES Act awards are:

Eligible students are defined as:

  • Enrolled in an eligible program at least half time

  • A U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen

  • With a Valid 2020-2021 and or 2019-2020 FAFSA on file with campus (Please see FAFSA Completion Requirements below)

  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress

  • Meeting the minimum Department of Education guidelines of 67% attendance

  • Not in default or owe an overpayment on a Title IV grant or loan

  • Having documents on file verifying the student’s identity, a statement of educational purpose, selective service registration, birth certificate and social security number

  • Enrolled in at Pat Goins Beauty Schools from March 13, 2020 through March 13, 2021; and,

  • Making satisfactory academic progress towards program completion,

  • Have completed a FAFSA and are eligible to receive federal Title IV aid.

Any student meeting the eligibility requirements listed above will receive a CARES Act award.

FAFSA Completion Requirements: 

Students who are ineligible for CARES Act awards are:

 Ineligible students are defined as:

  • Any student currently enrolled that has not completed a 2019 – 2020 FAFSA

  • Student loans currently in default

  • International students who are not eligible to submit a FAFSA or receive Title IV aid.

  • Non-degree seeking students.

  • Visiting students.

How Funds are Distributed

Through the CARES Act, Pat Goins Beauty Schools will receive $87,557 in student-aid funding for distribution to address student needs associated with the disruption to campus operations from the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the U.S. The Department of Education, to be eligible for consideration, students are required to have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress, and meeting attendance guidance.

  • The award amount per student  is $200.

  • The campus will conduct a second disbursement for currently attending students in the Fall of 2020.  This means if you graduate  or withdraw prior to the Fall 2020 disbursement you will receive one disbursement.

How Students Receive Funds

Students eligible to

  1. Confirm 2019/2020 and/or 2020/2021 FAFSA is complete as required. Please note this may require students to complete the verification process and submit required documents if required.

  2. Students will receive an Acknowledgment Agreement form to sign confirming use of emergency funding. Please note this form will be emailed to you by a financial aid staff member after your completed FAFSA has been confirmed. This notification will be posted in the Facebook Group.

  3.  On your Acknowledgment Agreement Form, it is essential that you include your “Mail To Address” for your disbursement check delivery. Acknowledgment Agreement Forms without a “Mail To Address” will be delayed. All CARES Act disbursements will be mailed via the United States Postal Service.

We understand this last few months have been challenging dealing with COVID-19 and the disruption to campus. Email correspondence will be sent to all currently enrolled students once funding is awarded to the campus. For any additional Cares Act questions, please do not hesitate to email

Tax Information

To learn more about how the student grant funds will be treated for tax purposes, please click here.


To know more about the utilization of the funding at Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty Schools, click here.