COVID-19 Financial Assistance

COVID-19 Financial Assistance

We are here to help.

NOTE: The deadline to submit the spring 2020 covid-19 financial assistance request form was may 1, 2020. criteria and the form for requesting undergraduate or graduate assistance for summer can be found below. the deadline to request summer assistance will be june 28,2020.

If you are an undergraduate student enrolled in Summer 2020 and have emergency costs due to COVID-19, you can request assistance using this form. Emergencies are defined as unmet individual basic needs of food, safety and shelter, ­­­­and critical needs to continue in school that are unmet by your financial aid package and after you have exhausted all other possible resources, including the option of loans. Only students who completed the Spring 2020 semester and who are also currently enrolled in the Summer 2020 will be eligible for consideration.  You also need to be sure to submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA.

Summer COVID-19 Undergraduate Financial Assistance Request Form

The Graduate School and a few professional schools provided grants to help support you if you have lost summer fellowships and opportunities. The deadline for that assistance ended on May 9,2020. We are also centrally assisting professional school students who have lost opportunities and funding for clinical practice and courses over the summer. Students will be or have been identified by the professional school and our graduate and professional aid specialist.

If you are a graduate or professional student that has immediate expenses (such as housing, food, or critical needs) due to the loss of summer funding opportunities related to COVID-19, you can request assistance using this form. You must demonstrate the loss of funding and its impact on your ability pay for summer expenses.   All other resources for summer support (including the option of student loans) must be exhausted prior to receiving funds.   Completion of the 2019-2020 FAFSA may be required prior to receiving assistance.

Summer COVID-19 Graduate Financial Assistance Request Form

Funds for summer emergency grants may come from privately donate or federal funds depending on availability and student eligibility. The Student Impact Fund was created to help undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), providing emergency funding to higher education. Part of those funds go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.


If approved, you will receive financial assistance as a refund. The fastest and easiest way is through Direct Deposit, so if you aren’t already set up, take a few minutes to do that now! Here are instructions on how to set-up direct deposit. 

If you have additional financial questions or other questions related to COVID-19 we recommend checking out some common student FAQ’s here.

 More information about Federal CARES Act Funds
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