Emergency Relief Grants to Low-Income Students
The College will again be providing additional financial support to our students with the greatest needs over the next few weeks. These grants will be funded in large part by the The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, also known as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II), with the College providing funds to those who are not federally eligible for HEERF II funds. The College will act as a conduit for the federal student funds. The direct grants to students are intended to support students’ needs related to the student’s cost of attendance (COA) or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Ranging from $500 to $1500, these grants will be provided to students based on demonstrated financial need for the 2020-21 academic year and they will go to all students whose annualized family contribution is less than $16,000. Eligible students received emails from the Office of Financial Aid last week with information about how to claim your funds. No application will be necessary, but students will need to certify that expenses have been incurred that meet the criteria for receipt of a cash grant.