CARES Student Emergency Grant
The CARES Student Emergency Grant is provided by the U.S. Government to support students that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
These emergency grants will assist students experiencing financial hardships with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations, including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as (not a complete list):
*Assistance with the purchase of food,
*Needs related to housing/rent/utilities,
*The purchase of additional course materials as a result of changing to the online format,
*Technology related needs,
*Assistance with health care and/or child care expenses.
Note – Students or parents who have experienced a job loss or income reduction would not be eligible to recoup lost wages for this emergency grant funding.
Note – These funds cannot be used to pay an outstanding balance at Salisbury University related to tuition, fees or any other charges.
Who is Eligible for the SU Emergency CARES Grant?
*A student must meet all criteria listed to qualify:
*A student who is currently enrolled or was enrolled in an SU degree or certificate program for Spring 2020 Semester on or after March 13, 2020.
*A student who has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has an emergency need.
*Must be a US citizen or must meet the definition of an eligible non-citizen based on federal financial aid requirements.
*The funds must be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus that have impacted a student’s educational experience, including the allowable expenses listed above.
*While these emergency grant funds are not Title IV aid, Federal eligibility requirements are the same CLICK HERE for the full list of Federal requirements.
Who is Not Eligible for the SU Emergency CARES Grant?
*Students enrolled in a non-degree program.
*Students that are enrolled in dual and/or concurrent courses (High school).
*Students enrolled exclusively in an online program (i.e., in all online classes) on or before March 13, 2020.
*Students who withdrew from all classes after March 13, 2020 are not eligible.
*Students who are not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) minimum requirements for federal financial aid.
*Students who are graduating this spring semester as they will be considered as separated from the university and no longer an active student
Apply for CARES Grant:
*Students need to apply using the SU Emergency CARES Grant application included here.
*Requests for funding assistance will be reviewed by the SU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
*Students may be asked to provide additional information or documentation to support their request.
*Funding is limited and not all requests will be granted.
*Applications received by June 1, 2020 will receive first priority.