Who is eligible to receive CARES Act Emergency Student Grant?

June 18, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: Financial Aid

According to current federal policy, students enrolled in face-to-face courses during the spring 2020 semester, who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, are eligible to receive CARES Act Funds. Students who met basic eligibility criteria for Title IV federal aid will be considered for these funds. Basic eligibility includes U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizenship status, valid U.S. social security number, and male students must be registered with Selective Service. Students must have had at least one expense related to or resulting from disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Examples may include but are not limited to: technology (internet, computer, other tech-related items), housing (rent/utilities), food, medical expenses/healthcare, childcare, other (things that don’t fall into one of the categories above).

The U.S. Department of Education limited these grants to students who met basic eligibility criteria for Title IV federal aid. As a result, the college cannot give these funds to non-U.S. citizens (DACA or undocumented) or international students.

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