BEND, OR -- Over fifteen-hundred students at COCC received a financial boost last week through the Economic Security CARES Act. The funds were allocated from the government and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to protect students during the pandemic. COCC was given the fourth largest pay out in the state’s community college network and awarded over three million dollars to students. Half of the money went direct to student support. This allowed the college to give funds ranging from five hundred and twenty-five dollars to one thousand and twenty-five dollars per student.