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CARES Act Emergency Funds

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security​ Act (CARES Act) is emergency funding from the federal government to assist students who are​ financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.​​

These funds can help qualifying students who are facing an unexpected financial emergency and need help with one or more of the following items in order to stay enrolled in college: tuition, books, supplies, food, transportation, housing, child care, or health care.

  • This funding is designed to help current eligible students avoid dropping out when unexpected financial emergencies occur due to COVID-19
  • This funding is a grant, which means it does not have to be repaid, and it will not affect your financial aid award package                                    
  • This funding is ​a one-time emergency assistance. It may not be a solution to all of a student's financial issues​
  • You must have a 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file with a valid EF​​C result ​​
  • ​Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be actively enrolled in at least 6 approved college credit units for the Fall 2020 Semester 
  • ​Be actively enrolled in an approved major of study
  • ​​Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent​
  • ​​Not be in default on a Title IV loan (student loan)
  • ​Have a valid Social Security number
  • ​​Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants

​​Additional documentation may be requested by the financial aid office to determine eligibility



1. Click the button below.​

2. Complete the fillable PDF. "Sign" by typing your name on the Certification line.

3. Download completed form and save to your personal computer desktop or files.

4. Email  and attach the completed PDF application with any supporting documentation

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