CARES Act – Student Financial Aid Alert
College Success Life Alert
COLLEGE STUDENTS – are you aware that the Federal Government’s recent coronavirus legislation, the CARES Act, provides emergency funding to students who have faced considerable social and economic disruption in trying to make ends meet because of the coronavirus pandemic?
Of course, you have to qualify for assistance.
But, please do not disqualify yourself without receiving an official assessment from your campus’ Student Financial Aid Office.
Students often have the tendency to say “Oh, I don’t qualify”, without actually investigating the facts first.
Even if you have not completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can still do so, establish your eligibility, and apply for this funding.
If you have not already done so, then contact your school’s Student Financial Aid Office immediately to learn about the eligibility and application details.
The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.
And be persistent…very persistent…you have every right to be so!
Need more information?
Click here to download this FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
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Whenever a college student faces an academic and/or social challenge, they often ask a peer or a friend first for advice. And that’s okay.
However, resolving the issue to your best advantage often requires consulting with an academic advising professional as well.
Your academic adviser knows the campus academically, administratively, and socially.
And what they don’t know, they can point you to the person who does know. Include this strategy in your current plan for college success.
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