EMU CARES Student-Relief Funds

EMU is pleased to be eligible to receive over $6 million from the federal government through the CARES Act passed by Congress to provide direct assistance to students impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. EMU is developing programs for distributing these funds to students and will announce such programs as soon as they are finalized.

The University will rely on the following principles in developing programs to allocate CARES student-relief funds:

  • Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance, EMU is committed to allocating these funds in a thoughtful way that supports students in need. Accordingly, some students who do not demonstrate need may not be eligible to receive such funds. These details are still being determined.
  • The process for seeking and receiving funds will be as easy as possible for students.
  • The deadline for universities to distribute CARES student-relief funds is in 2021. EMU is nonetheless committed to distributing these funds as soon as possible. That will likely occur in the fall.

Students with questions should regularly visit this website for updates.