Judson College began accepting applications for the CARES Act Student Relief Fund grants on May 1. These grants will provide direct financial support to students impacted by the coronavirus and COVID-19. The application will remain open through Friday, May 15, 2020. Grant amounts will be determined when the application period closes. We anticipate that funds will be dispersed in June 2020.
Funded by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the grants will be awarded to students to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus including technology, housing, utilities, food and other expenses.
According to the Department of Education, in order to be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours at Judson College as of March 13, 2020.
- Students must have been enrolled in at least one face-to-face course as of March 13.
- Students must be eligible to apply for financial aid through FAFSA. (This excludes international, DACA, and dual credit students.)
- Dual credit high school students are not eligible.
- Applicants must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- A valid Social Security number is required.
- Must be making satisfactory academic progress.
- Documentation of high school completion is required, such as a high school diploma, GED or have proof of completion of high school in an approved home school setting.
The online application for consideration was distributed via Judson student email May 1. Students have until 4:30pm CST on May 15, 2020 to complete and submit the form. Once the applications are verified and grant amounts are determined, the Judson College business office will send a grant check payable to the student applicant. Completion of this application does not guarantee relief funding will be awarded.