The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law provides economic relief from the impact of COVID-19. A specific section of the CARES Act provides funding to higher education institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been impacted by this pandemic, many of whom are facing financial challenges.
Concordia has received a funding allocation administered by the US Department of Education from the CARES Act, and is building the mechanism to distribute funds to eligible students
Students who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid and who have the greatest financial need can be considered for these funds. Applicants must be a full-time or part-time student as of Spring 2020, enrolled in at least one campus-based course, and eligible to apply for and receive federal student aid via 2019-20 FAFSA. Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Education does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students or students enrolled 100% in online programs.
Please stay tuned for more information in the days to come regarding this funding. If you are eligible to apply for these funds, you will be notified via your Concordia College email.