Since early May, Louisiana Tech has awarded more than 3,100 CARES Act grants totaling $1.6 million to students who have experienced economic hardship as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, if they have not yet completed a FAFSA, they must do so in order to be considered for CARES Act funding.
West Virginia University posted an application for students on April 21 with a deadline of May 8. As of May 20, 2020, although no awards have been issued to date, more than 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students have applied for and been determined eligible to receive an award. Payne said they are still working through 450 additional applications. The package created distinct pools of money for students and institutions, with separate categories for historically black colleges and universities and schools under tribal control.More news: 'Avatar' movie sequel to resume production in New Zealand
California Community Colleges said in its lawsuit that eligibility requirements for emergency grants to students under the CARES Act are unlawful and unconstitutional. Concord will also give students an opportunity to apply for the grants in the fall. Bennett said they'll be rolling out a program for summer grants in a few days.
Local colleges and universities have received more than $14 million in federal relief funds as part of the CARES Act passed by Congress in March. Bennett said the federal language is clear, the money is for the students not the university. The school has awarded grants totaling more than $1.1 million to 2,969 students, with a small amount from other sources added to the federal funds.More news: '17% Londoners, 5% of United Kingdom residents have COVID-19 antibodies'
WSU has to spend all of the CARES Act funding within one calendar year, he said. Finally, grant award amounts were set in a consistent manner based upon each applicant's AY2020 expected family contribution (EFC) and 2020 spring semester enrollment percentage. President Miller authorized, and the University submitted to Ed, a Certification and Agreement document with the assurance that the University has used or intends to use no less than 50 percent of funds received under this section to provide aid.
The $1.3 million is the second-smallest allotment in Florida's State University System, reflecting the student population of the state's newest university.More news: National Hockey League looking to confirm playoff teams