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CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 45 day report now available

Washington State University has distributed nearly $9 million in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students in need through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

Of the estimated 17,010 students eligible to receive CARES Act funding, 8,789 have received financial assistance as of July 6, according to the CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 45 Day Report, now available online.

Initial funding for students was determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Students not initially eligible for CARES Act funds can submit the new Student Emergency Funding Request form, which includes grants from the university emergency fund and the remainder of CARES Act fund.

All enrolled students experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 are encouraged to submit this form.

WSU was awarded $21.76 million through the CARES Act, of which $10.88 million is allocated toward providing emergency financial support to students. It’s used the remaining sum designated for institutional relief to recover lost revenue from housing and dining services, as well as purchasing hotspots and refunding parking and student abroad program applications fees.

No jobs have been created or retained using funds from the CARES Act. The university has also not awarded any subcontracts or subgrants related to the award.

Additional COVID-19 resources for the research community can be found on Sponsored Programs Services page of WSU’s COVID-19 website.