UNC Greensboro signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the U.S. Department of Education on April 13, 2020. UNC Greensboro intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
UNC Greensboro received $9,283,941 from the Department of Education to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
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UNC Greensboro uses the presence of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Students must meet these conditions for consideration for CARES Act Emergency Grants. We estimate that 14,065 students meet these requirements for the 2019-20 academic year.
Application Method and Instruction to Students
Students received an email on May 11, 2020 notifying them of the availability of CARES Act Emergency Grant Funds. Information is available on the University’s COVID response website and appears within the secure portal where students apply for consideration. CARES Act Emergency Grants are released directly to students for qualifying expenses such as food, housing, technology needs, childcare expenses, medical expenses and other expenses resulting from the campus disruption.
A portion of students automatically received assistance based on qualifying factors including those with lowest Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). All students are able to request assistance by submitting an application via the secure portal at https://cares.uncg.edu. Students indicate the category of their need, provide an explanation of their request and attest that their request is related to the campus disruption caused by COVID19. Staff review applications to confirm the request and the explanation are aligned. The total maximum grant for the application will not exceed $500. The total maximum amount per student through automatic and application grants will not exceed $2,000. The maximum amount considered in each category is adjusted based on the student’s EFC as determined by the FAFSA. Grants will be awarded to students via the application until available funds are depleted.