CARES Act Student Funds

CARES Act Student Funds

The U.S. Department of Education has provided funding to support students impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The College is releasing the funds to students whose studies were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic and who meet the eligibility set by the U.S. Department of Education. College of DuPage is distributing funds to help students who are eligible for Title IV funds who may have had a larger impact due to the student or family experiencing illness, loss of employment, a need to stop their education or other emergencies. Awards resulting from an application will be funded on a first come first serve basis until the remaining student funds are exhausted.
Eligible students:
• Be eligible for Title IV (federal student aid) funding (Pell grant, student loans, work-study, SEOG, etc.) and enrolled in a credit, degree or certificate program for Spring 2021.
• Meet federal student eligibility guidelines by having a 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA on record.
• Have emergency expenses or disruptions related to COVID-19.

Examples of emergency expenses or disruptions related to COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:
• Food assistance
• Housing assistance
• Child care emergencies
• Health emergencies
• Technology and equipment needs related to transitioning to new software or online books or resources that may have impacted the student learning.

Students with demonstrated emergency expenses or disruptions related to COVID-19 during the Spring 2021 semester may be eligible for funds up to $1,200. The Student Financial Assistance office will review applications daily and notify students via their COD student email account. Please allow 5-10 business days for a response.

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