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Financial Aid

CARES Act Emergency Grant for Students

  • In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the U.S. Department of Education has allocated emergency grant funds for students in higher education who have incurred unexpected expenses due to the change in course delivery method (going from in class to online). Below is a request form that you can submit if you have incurred such expenses. Submission of the form does not guarantee the awarding of a grant. Your submission will be evaluated for qualifying criteria. You will receive a decision sent to your CBC email in response to your request. Who is eligible for an emergency grant?
  • Students who would be eligible to received federal student aid even if a FAFSA was not completed for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Students who were not enrolled exclusively in online courses for the spring 2020 term as of March 13, 2020.
  • Submission of the form does not guarantee the awarding of a grant.
  • Verification of expenses may be required to ensure eligibility.

If you have questions, please feel free to email and include CARES Act Emergency Grant in the subject.

To submit your form online you must have Adobe. You can also print and send by email or fax. Click the Request Grant button below and complete your request.

The following information is made available in accordance with Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act.

Central Baptist College (CBC) signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement as required. CBC intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

CBC will receive $411,493 to be used for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

CARES (HEERF) Act Disclosure

As part of the CARES Act, the US Department of Education, (ED) recently authorized more than $7 billion in emergency funding to colleges and universities across the United States. Central Baptist College signed and returned the required certification and agreement forms to ED to receive funds from the CARES Act.

CBC received an allocation of $411,493 to be issued directly to eligible students. CBC plans to award to current eligible students, based on an application process, during the first round of funding. The remaining allotment will be distributed at a future date.

CBC students were notified that they could apply for funds based on reimbursement for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses included food, housing, course materials, technology health care, and childcare.

CBC is currently in the process of reviewing student applications. The first round of disbursement checks will be distributed by June 30th.

Update June 30, 2020

As of June 30, 2020, CBC had distributed $84,105 to 89 students. The total number of students that are eligible for CARES funds is an estimated 547 students.

Update September 30, 2020

CBC distributed $23,848 to 16 students based on the application process during this quarter.  CBC distributed the Technology Grant funds to returning students in increments of $400 each. The total technology grant funds disbursed were $195,741.

Update October 6, 2020

CBC has distributed $275,953 to 516 students.

The required Quarterly Budget (as of 12/31/2020) and Expenditure Report can be found at this link.

The estimated total number of students at Central Baptist College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 547.

Central Baptist College uses an application process in order to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Students may submit a request form and supporting documents (i.e. receipts, bank records, etc.) indicating the expenses they have incurred due to the disruption of course delivery because of COVID-19. The request forms are reviewed to determine if these are allowable expenses under the CARES Act. Pell eligible students may receive an amount equal to their incurred expenses up to the maximum annual Pell award of $6195. Non-Pell eligible students may receive an amount equal to their incurred expenses up to ½ the maximum annual Pell award.

Financial Aid Department

Central Baptist College is dedicated to making the idea of a Christian education a reality. We seek consistency and honesty in our plans and actions; we act as partners with our students, and we strive to provide the best customer service possible. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and encouraging the human growth of our students as we fulfill our ethical and spiritual responsibilities.

The mission of the CBC Financial Aid Office is to assist and educate students and their families in the process of seeking out and obtaining funding for higher education.  We are committed to providing friendly and helpful service and upholding the highest degree of professionalism, confidentiality, honesty, and integrity.

Getting Started in the Financial Aid Process...

Use this checklist to guide you through the process.  These are each very important steps to completing the financial aid process.
  1. Submit your Application for Admission to CBC, your high school transcript, your ACT test scores, and complete your FAFSA (details below) in order to begin the process of determining how much student aid you can receive.
  2. Set up your student FSA ID and have your parent(s) also set their FSA ID. Find more information and set up FSA IDs here.
  3. Apply for federal student aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at  Use our school code:  001093. Click here to see how it works.
  4. Apply for state aid (if you are an Arkansas resident) by completing the YOUniversal Application online at by June 15th, or by February 1st if applying for Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship.
  5. Apply for Endowed Scholarships by completing the online application by March 15.  The application will be available in January.
  6. Search for outside scholarships.  There are several suggested search websites listed on our scholarships page.
  7. Complete and return the CBC Financial Aid form (see Printable Forms below).
  8. To apply for a CBC Work Study position, complete the Student Employment Questionnaire (see Printable Forms below).
  9. Submit any documents requested by our Financial Aid office as soon as possible.
  10. Notify our office of any scholarships you are awarded from outside sources.
  11. CHECK YOUR EMAIL!  We will contact you by email using the address you listed on your FAFSA.

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Office Hours – 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday
Summer Office Hours – 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday


David T. Watkins Academic Building (501) 205-8911 Email 

Financial Aid Staff

Tonya Hammontree

Director of Financial Aid

Office hours - 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

David T. Watkins Academic Building (501) 205-8911 Email

Heather Harrison

Financial Aid Counselor

Office hours - 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

David T. Watkins Academic Building (501) 205-8811 Email

Amanda Curtis

Financial Aid Services Coordinator

Office hours - 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

David T. Watkins Building (501) 205-8833 Email

Printable Forms