WGU Student CARES Act Grant Request [Section 18004(a)(3)]

Background:
 
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. Section 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act awards funds to institutions of higher education to defray expenses incurred by the institution in the transition to distance education, and for grants to students for any component of the student's cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, books, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. 
 
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 have been enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Wright Graduate University at any time since March 13, 2020, including students who have since graduated or withdrawn.  
 
If you were enrolled on March 13, 2020, and completed the quarter that included March 13, you may also be eligible for funds awarded under 18004(a)(1)
 
The Department of Education indicates that only students who are eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid are eligible to receive these funds. As such, the University must have your 2019-2020 FAFSA on file (for grant requests for expenses incurred before June 30, 2020) or your 2020-2021 FAFSA (for grant requests for expenses incurred July 1, 2020 and later) to determine your eligibility. The 2020-2021 FAFSA may be submitted at www.studentaid.gov if you have not yet applied. The 2019-2020 FAFSA is no longer open for submission.
 
Award Amounts:
 
Grants range from $200.00 to $1200.00 per eligible student per quarter. 
 
Any student who is enrolled during the eligible timeframe above who agrees to the conditions detailed in this form will be awarded $200.00 per quarter in the application period which they complete the form. See below for a listing of application periods in "Deadlines are as follows for quarterly grants."
 
In addition, an eligible student may request a hardship grant of up to $1000.00 per quarter. Hardship grant requests require documentation of the hardship (such as loss of job or income, medical expense, or other circumstances related to the pandemic) that resulted in difficulty covering expenses that are part of the student's cost of attendance.  
 
 
Allowable Uses of Grant Funds: 
 
Students may use funds granted under this section to cover expenses for any component of the student's cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, books, food, housing, course materials, performative learning fees (PLs), technology, and personal expenses (i.e., health care and child care while attending courses).
 
Application Process:
 
No later than day 15 of each academic quarter, 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. Grant requests and any necessary supporting documentation will be reviewed and grants awarded by a grant committee by the 30th day of each quarter. 
 
Deadlines are as follows for quarterly grants: 
 
November 12, 2020:
Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2020 quarter grant requests are due.
 
February 11, 2021:
Spring 2021 quarter grant requests are due. 
 
May 13, 2021:
Summer 2021 quarter grant requests are due. 
 
August 12, 2021:
Fall 2021 quarter grant requests are due. 
 
Funding Process:
 
If your request for grant funding is 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 registrar@wrightgrad.edu as soon as possible. 
 




November 12, 2020 Request:

For each of the quarters listed below in which you were enrolled, please indicate which grants you wish to be considered for. *
 $200Hardship grant up to $1000None/NA
Spring 2020 Quarter (Jan 30 - Apr 22, 2020)
Summer 2020 Quarter (Apr 30 - July 22, 2020)
Fall 2020 Quarter (July 30 - Oct 21, 2020)
Winter 2020 Quarter (Oct 29, 2020 - Jan 20, 2021)

Agreement

The Secretary of the United States Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, has provided Wright Graduate University discretion in awarding CARES Act Grant funds with the understanding that students use these funds to cover expenses for any component of the student's cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, books, food, housing, course materials, performative learning fees (PLs), technology, and personal expenses (i.e., health care and child care while attending courses).


If you are awarded a CARES Act Grant, you agree that you will use the funds as required by the Department of Education. *
Your signature below indicates your understanding of allowable uses for funds awarded under this section. *
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