What does California’s new stay-at-home order mean for San Diego Christian College?

Governor Newsom shared a new “regional stay at home order system” during his press conference last week.  These new orders will apply in regions of California experiencing intensive care unit shortages. You can find updated county information here: health order

In order to provide timely, accurate, and useful information to the campus community regarding the new stay-home-order, the Communication and COVID-19 Team at San Diego Christian College would like to outline a few key points below:

  • This new order does not currently impact or modify current college operations at San Diego Christian College.
  • Schools that are currently operating under an educational waiver can continue to provide instruction to students on school sites.
  • Schools that reopened while their county was in a less restrictive tier can continue to provide instructions to students on campus.

Schools are still required to follow the Covid-19 guidance which outlines requirements for safe conditions, testing, and tracing. San Diego Christian College is committed to ensuring our college is a safe place for our students, faculty, and staff.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to our HR department: Kendra.Chamberlain@sdcc.edu

Thank you,
Communications Team, San Diego Christian College

Fall 2020 Return-to-Campus Action Plan

San Diego Christian College (SDCC) is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment for all. As a result, we have developed the following Return-to-Campus Action Plan (“Plan”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

San Diego Christian College Return to Campus Action Plan

All employees, students, and visitors are responsible for understanding and complying with all aspects of this Plan. This Plan details how the College intends to address community wellness in the midst of this pandemic. This Plan, based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines, and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL/OSHA) highlights the responsibilities of students, supervisors, and employees and outlines the steps the College is taking to address COVID-19 concerns while the community returns to campus.


Higher Education Relief Funds:

May 20, 2020

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted because of COVID-19.  San Diego Christian College received $210,953. These funds will provide emergency grants to help students meet urgent, basic needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare.  Facts on the criteria and distribution of these funds can be found below:

Criteria for Eligibility:

As outlined by the Department of Education, if a student has filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then the student has demonstrated eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include but are not limited to the following:

  • U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen
  • A valid Social Security number
  • Registration with Selective Service (if the student is male)
  • High school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting
  • Fully online students are not eligible

Method of Determining Amounts Awarded:

We requested all eligible students to apply for the HEERF grant on April 29th and again on May 6th.  After reviewing applications submitted, it was clear that all students had COVID-19 related costs.  In response, SDCC used two main standards for determining awards:

  • 2019-2020 Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as established by the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • Housing Type: On-campus housing or commuter. The chart below shows the calculations:
Student Housing EFC $0-5,500 EFC $5501-30,000 EFC >$30,001
On-Campus $1,720 $760 $460
Commuter $830 $410 $250

By the Numbers:

  • Total Amount Received by SDCC: $210,953
  • Total Amount Awarded the week of 5/18/2020: $211,560
  • Total Students Eligible: 266
  • Total Students Awarded: 264

Instructions and Notifications:

  • All eligible students were emailed instructions on how to apply for the funds on April 29th and May 6, Additionally, texts were sent out those same days instructing students to check their email for an important message from Financial Services.
  • On May 18th, 2020, all eligible students were notified they would be receiving checks in the mail or funds via direct deposit, if that was previously setup.