CARES Act Funding for Students
The Medical College of Wisconsin has been awarded funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which provides emergency financial grants for eligible students impacted by campus disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. Eligible expenses covered by the grants must have direct ties to the disruption of campus operations, such as money spent on additional technology requirements, course materials and healthcare.
Frequently Asked Questions
Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants. A student must have filed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to demonstrate eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 the HEA.
Students must have been enrolled in classes during the Spring 2020 semester when the national emergency was declared.
Unfortunately, these funds cannot be used for students who are paid through a research stipend, enrolled in all online courses, international students, or DACA students.
The amount of the money awarded to each student will vary based on their unique expenses specific to campus disruptions due COVID-19. All eligible students requesting funds must complete the application and, if the request exceeds $200, provide supporting documentation.
Funds can only be considered for additional expenses incurred during months for which the student is participating in classes.