Under applicable law, emergency financial aid grants are for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare).
Examples of eligible expenses may include:
- Increased expenses related to food and/or medical care due to the disruption of campus operations related to COVID-19;
- Unanticipated housing costs related to COVID-19, such as costs incurred if students are forced to move out of dorms or a local apartment and the new housing is more expensive;
- Purchase of additional materials, equipment, or services in order to transition to remote leaning (computer, monitor, internet access, webcam, etc.);
- Increased childcare expenses as a result of COVID-19 (e.g., students can no longer rely on prior childcare arrangements and students need to pay more for alternative childcare).
- Increased or unanticipated travel expenses related to COVID-19, such as airfare to return home; rental truck to move out of dorms; gas or buss pass to commute to job.
These are just a few possible examples, and students may request emergency grants for other expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 as well.
Student, spouse, or parental loss of income are not expenses and therefore cannot be considered for the emergency grant. However, if students or their families have experienced loss of income related to COVID-19, please contact SFS.