The CARES Act, which established and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) has set aside funding to help educational institutions and their students. These funds were established to cover “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.’’ The University of Northwestern has been allocated $569,055 for COVID-19 pandemic relief using a formula based on student enrollment. This has been designated to provide students with emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
Who is eligible for CARES Act Grants?
Students who were registered for the University of Northwestern spring semester courses on March 13, 2020 and who are not specifically excluded under the terms of the CARES Act.
Who is not eligible under the terms of the CARES Act Grants?
Concurrent high school students, postsecondary enrollment option (PSEO) students, those enrolled in non-credit courses or less than ½ time, international students, DACA students, those enrolled fully online prior to March 13, 2020.
How will eligible students receive their cash payment?
If you are eligible, you will receive payment through our normal refund process, ACH direct deposit or check. The disbursements will occur starting May 27, 2020.