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Higher Education Emergency Funds Application

Federal government funding has been allocated to assist students with covering expenses related to the disruption of campus operations and services available due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Student Assistance Fund to support the unexpected costs due to the extraordinary circumstances of the global COVID-19 outbreak. Current students are able to apply for these funds.

We recognize that the current situation may have caused unanticipated financial challenges for our students. Please know that we care.

Examples of How the Coronavirus Emergency Student Assistance Fund Will Be Used:

  • expenses related to student emergency travel
  • medical costs
  • technology for online classes
  • temporary housing and supplies
  • storage and moving

If you need financial assistance, please complete and submit the form the Emergency Student Assistance Application here. 
Please note that you may not receive the total amount that you request, as funding is limited.

Students that qualify:

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. If a student has filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then the student has demonstrated eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 the HEA. Students who have not filed a FAFSA but who are eligible to file a FAFSA also may receive emergency financial aid grants. The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.

Students that do not qualify:

At institutions that provide both online and ground-based education, those students who were enrolled exclusively in an online program on March 13, 2020, the date of the President’s Proclamation, “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak,” Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 53 at 15337- 38, are not eligible for emergency financial aid grants. 

Emergency Assistance Fund Application