Coronavirus Funds for Students
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.
Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Must have borrowed federal funds from the Unsubsidized and/or Grad PLUS loan programs for the 2020-2021 year prior to March 1.
- Must have incurred qualifying expenses due to Coronavirus on or after December 27, 2020. Eligible expenses include PPE, healthcare and/or technology.
- Be enrolled in a degree program eligible for federal (Title IV) financial aid.
Unfortunately, students enrolled in stipend programs, international students or DACA students are not eligible for funding.
The application link for HEERF II funds was emailed to all active students in March 2021. Be sure to check your email for the information.
The application for CARES Act funding is now closed.
The HEERF II application deadline is March 26, 2021.
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.
The amount of funds award to each student will be divided evenly amongst all eligible students with a completed application. The Office of Financial Aid will confirm information submitted on the applications. Students can expect to receive at least $200 based on the pool of eligible students.