Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions about CARES Act Emergency Funds.
The CARES Act will provide emergency grants to students who meet certain qualification criteria. Drake University has been approved to receive this federal funding and expects to distribute funds directly to qualifying students.
Students who meet all of the following criteria may be eligible for this funding:
Per the direction of the U.S. Department of Education, these grants can only be used for student “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.” The Department of Education has explicitly prohibited using the grant dollars to compensate a student for lost income due to their or another’s loss of employment.
Students who meet the above criteria must complete the CARES Act Student Grant Application to be considered for these federal funds. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and funds will be distributed until they are exhausted. Completing an application does not guarantee that a student will receive funds. As part of the application, students will be asked to substantiate their reported eligible expenses. The maximum amount of assistance a student may receive from this funding is $6000.
Yes, students who graduated in May 2020 may apply for these funds.
Yes, students who previously received support from the University’s Student Emergency Fund may apply for these funds.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (515) 271-2353.
The United States Department of Education requires all recipients of CARES Act Emergency Grants to be eligible to receive federal student aid. This federal requirement disqualifies a number of students, including international students and those who are legally in the United States through the DACA program. Drake University will continue to make grants available to these students through other funding sources, including the Drake Student Emergency Fund. Please contact email@example.com with any questions about the various emergency funding sources available to Drake students. Note that students do not have to share details of their immigration status when communicating with Drake.