SFBC COVID-19 Message – Friday, August 14, 2020, 8:00 AM
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
Recently, the U.S. Congress allocated funding to colleges and universities to assist students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was created to enable colleges and universities to provide cash grants to current eligible students for expenses related to disruptions to their education due to COVID-19.
To access the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), SFBC signed and submitted to the Department of Education a certification affirming the university will distribute 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. The Secretary of Education advises colleges and universities to prioritize students with the greatest need, but also establish a maximum funding threshold for each student to ensure the widest possible distribution of funds.
Students seeking consideration for assistance from the HEERF are advised to complete the SFBC HEERF application. Students who apply have to attest, under penalty of the law, that the expenses detailed in the application are true and accurate and have to be able to produce documentation of expenses incurred, if requested.
For consideration, students must meet the following federally established eligibility criteria at the time of applying:
- Must be enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester for which the student was requesting aid
- Must be a U.S. Citizen who is a degree-seeking student
- Must NOT be enrolled in a fully online program (does not apply to those taking their courses online due to COVID-19 restrictions)
- Must be an aid applicant that is eligible for Title IV aid (undergraduate AND graduate)
- Enrollment has been impacted by COVID-19
- MUST complete the application form before 12:00 NOON on Friday, September 4, 2020.
Funding may be awarded to cover expenses related to:
- Course materials
- Health care
Students could not have received funding for costs already reimbursed/funded by SFBC.
To apply for aid assistance, please complete the HEERF APPLICATION.
SFBC COVID-19 Message – Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
FALL CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY AUGUST 17th ONLINE
ALL Fall 2020-2021 classes will be online – that includes graduate, undergraduate, and EAP classes. Please check the schedule on Populi to get details about each class will function.
PHASED RE-OPENING OF BROWARD COUNTY
We are closely following State of Florida and Broward County three-phased re-opening. Any and all changes to SFBC&TS classes, activities, and building accesses will follow the Phase I, II, and III guidelines. We will keep students informed both on this web page and in Populi.
LATEST SFBC&TS SCHEDULE UPDATES
Following recommendations from the CDC and the State of Florida, South Florida Bible College will continue to hold classes in online learning environments for Fall 2020 semester Please check Populi for class schedules and details about how each class will function.
- Currently, all previously scheduled on-campus events are canceled or postponed.
- Fall Orientation will be held online. Check Populi for details. If you have questions, contact StudentServices@sfbc.edu.
SFBC offices are closed to the public. Campus offices continue to serve students, faculty, and staff through phone, email and online methods. Most staff members are working remotely, and helpful contact information can be found below. We trust that you will receive the same quality of service during business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. If you need to come on campus, please call 954-637-2268 to make an appointment.
We will continue to hold chapel services online for Fall 2020 semester; however, they will be asynchronous. You may access the chapels online through your Populi account or on Facebook.
- The Steven R. Sylvester Memorial Library is CLOSED to SFBC students who wish to come to the on-campus Library. However, access to check out books is available online HERE. Students will be contacted when to pick up those books at SFBC&TS in the front of the building. Please check Populi for the online order form.
The bookstore continues to function as normal, collecting orders online via the Populi bookstore, which can be directly shipped to your home.
IF you need required pre-registration or post-registration testing, please call 954-637-2268 to make an appointment, Admissions staff members are available to assist prospective students virtually. For more information, check out their webpage at https://www.sfbc.edu/admissions/
During this time, SFBC will be communicating regularly via:
- The college’s website
- SFBC email
- SFBC’s main social media channels
We are praying that we can get through this period and season quickly so that life can return to normal. May we all continue to reach out and help each other in this difficult time. Reach out to your fellow students and lend a helping hand to those in need. Let us never forget our call to care for the others in this world and let us be a beacon of light to those around us in all that we do.