Distribution of CARES Act Funding

The CARES Act establishes federal grant dollars "that must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Emergency grants to students can be used for eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare."

In order to be eligible, students must meet all Title IV student aid general eligibility requirements. These include but are not limited to: US citizenship or eligible non-citizen, Selective Service registration, if applicable, valid Social Security Number, and meeting Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Students must have a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA on file to determine general eligibility. If you have not already done so, you may complete a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.

Students must have been enrolled at FSU and have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. 

Full text of the CARES Act

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