Message to Students

Update to Students Who May Be Eligible for a CARES Act Grant

June 24, 2020 (1:00 PM)

Dear Bulldogs:

As a spring 2020 student you may be eligible for a $400 grant through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants do not need to be repaid. Funding is still available and can be requested through our (simple) web-based application process located at Students with applications approved this week would see the $400 directly deposited in their account on July 4th.

If you were enrolled in at least one credit scheduled to be in-person this past spring, received or were eligible to receive federal financial aid, and had additional expenses as a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19, you are likely eligible for a $400 grant. For more information, questions about CARES Act funding, and to apply for $400, please visit You do not have to be a student this summer or even pre-registered for fall 2020 to be eligible. You also can be eligible and have graduated in May 2020.

This message is meant for students who have yet to apply. The funds are currently capped at $400 per eligible students. If you have already applied and received funds, you are not eligible for additional CARES Act funds at this time.

Joy N. Pulsifer
Dean of Student Life