Wilkes University

CARES Act: Students Facing Financial Impact of COVID-19 May Apply for Emergency Funds

Wilkes University has received federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Education. At least $1.2 million will be used for emergency grants to support students facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled in campus classes during the spring 2020 semester may be eligible for aid. Eligible grant assistance covers expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus operations from COVID-19, including housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare.

Students must meet federal student aid eligibility requirements to receive CARES Act funding and those with the greatest financial need will be considered for funds. Per the U.S. Department of Education, international students and students enrolled exclusively in online courses on March 13, 2020, are not eligible.

Students may contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (570) 408-4512 or financialaid@wilkes.edu with questions.