MU CARES Act Emergency Grant

The CARES Act Emergency Grant is intended to help students with financial needs due to COVID-19. The Cares Act requires applicants to meet Title IV eligibility requirements which is determined by completing a FAFSA for the current 2019-20 academic year. In addition to meeting Title IV eligibility requirements, an applicant cannot be participating in Distance Education (all on-line courses) for the spring 2020 semester prior to COVID-19.

The Title IV eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • File a FAFSA for the current 2019-2020 academic year
  • Prior to COVID-19 not enrolled in distance education courses for the spring 2020 semester (i.e. No face-to-face classes)
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • If male, you must be registered for U.S. Selective Service
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting
  • You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan
  • Be currently enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as an undergraduate or graduate (including doctorate-professional practice) degree-seeking student. Be enrolled in one or more classes creditable toward a degree.
Apply Now last chance deadline extended from May 7th to May 14th.  Completed applications that are received after that date may be considered if funds remain available.

Application for the MU CARES Act Emergency Grant