Posted July 9, 2021
On January 19, 2021, MCW was awarded $193,108 from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA or HEERF II) to help students who are struggling with expenses related certain costs incurred on or after December 27, 2020 that arise due to the coronavirus. The period of funds availability was updated on March 19, 2021 dating back to March 13, 2020, when the National Emergency was declared.
At MCW, 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.
MCW estimated approximately 887 students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under CRRSAA using the above criteria.
Students were notified of the availability of funds and the application process via emails from the Financial Aid Office. In addition, the information and an FAQ was posted on the Financial Aid website.
As of March 31, 2021, MCW did not disburse any funding to the students as the application period for emergency grants recently ended and the disbursements were being calculated. As of June 30, 2021, $193,108 was disbursed to 270 MCW students. Students were directed to use the funds to offset the costs they certified they had incurred as a result of the pandemic for PPE, healthcare and/or technology.