Sumter, SC — Central Carolina Technical College officials are pleased to announce that  Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds will once again assist students in financial need.

CCTC originally awarded approximately $1.4 million in federal funds through the CARES Act to help students whose lives were disrupted by COVID-19. Many of the students   continue to face financial challenges and struggle to make ends meet.

After the initial round of grants to students, other funds were earmarked for COVID-19 related needs at the college like personal protection equipment and enhanced technology for increased online learning. The college has now released the remaining balance of funds to students who recently completed an application and met the criteria.

This emergency financial aid grant is designed to help cover expenses, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.

CCTC students who applied and were eligible for the second round of CARES Act funds will receive the money through the college’s Bank Mobile payment and refund system. Students are encouraged to check their college email for more information.


Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities. Learn more: