The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes provisions for funds to educational institutions to help students and universities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of "emergency assistance funds." Wright Graduate University has been awarded $5,238.00 in funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, at least 50 percent of which must be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The University wishes to distribute the full amount to the 14 students who are eligible under this section.
Please read the guidelines below to determine whether you may be eligible and to ensure you understand agree to use funds under this section of the CARES act only for eligible expenses incurred.
Who is Eligible?
Funds awarded under this section assist students who were enrolled in the institution as of March 13, 2020, at the time of the declaration of the pandemic. Students who were enrolled in a Wright Graduate University degree or certificate program as of that date and have since graduated or withdrawn from the University are eligible, so long as they completed the quarter that included March 13, 2020.
The Department of Education indicates that only students who are eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid are eligible to receive these funds, and its guidance directs the University to prioritize students with the greatest need. As such, the University must have your 2019-2020 academic year FAFSA on file to determine your eligibility and need.
Eligble students were divided into two groups; those with financial need as determined by the 2019-2020 FAFSA and those who did not have financial need based as determined by the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Grants range from $150.00 to $542.25, with the higher amount awarded to students who have demonstrated need based on the FAFSA.
Allowable Uses of Grant Funds:
Students may use funds to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). Examples of these types of expenses include adjustments to your expenses due to not attending a residential weekend since it was hosted virtually, if you had to subscribe to a streaming service to watch the required film on the residential weekend, or if you had to purchase a textbook that you normally would have obtained on loan from the on-campus library.
No later than November 12, 2020, please use the form below to submit a request for funding from this section of the CARES Act. Your request will be reviewed and you will be contacted by email with further information. Requesting grant funds does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.
Once your request for funding has been approved and you have been notified of your approval, the Director of Financial Services will issue you a check for your grant award amount. This check will be mailed to your most recent address listed on your University Student Account. If you should need to change your address, please submit your address change request to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.