College students eligible for CARES checks

Dec 8, 2020

Funds are available through Soldotna and Homer CARES.
Credit Jenny Neyman/KDLL

Kenai Peninsula College students who have struggled during the pandemic have another week to apply for CARES relief.

The college is offering $500 in funding to students who are enrolled in six or more KPC credits and are residents of either Soldotna or Homer, the two cities that set aside CARES funding for the program.

Money for Soldotna students will be channeled through the Kenai River Campus, while funds for Homer students will go through the Kachemak Bay Campus. Funding is available through Dec. 18.

An additional program, through the Damon Foundation Endowment, is available to all Kenai Peninsula residents.That program is geared toward students who need help with expenses other than tuition.

Kenai Peninsula College has been on the receiving end of more than $200,000 in CARES funds for other programming and infrastructural support. The college and the University of Alaska system at large have been dealing with declining enrollment and budget deficits that have been harshened by the pandemic.

Visit for information about the program.