For students who are eligible to file a FAFSA but have not done so, and meet the other eligibility requirements, they may still receive CARES Act funding through an application process, but they must complete a FAFSA before filling out the application. Get FAFSA help here.
Additional CARES Act funding will also be available to students who have received an automatic grant but who are also experiencing additional emergency expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The application form for the additional CARES Act funds can be found here. The application will be open until all of these funds have been distributed. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as funds are limited.
Students experiencing financial difficulties who are not eligible for CARES Act funding may apply for IU South Bend’s existing campus emergency fund here.
Title IV eligibility requirements include but are not limited to the following: a student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress, must not have defaulted on a federal student loan, must have a Social Security Number, and must have registered for selective service if they are male. Eligibility is based on Title IV eligibility requirements established by completing the FAFSA.
If you have not yet completed a FAFSA, you can apply for funding here after you have completed the FAFSA. You must complete the 2019-20 or 2020-2021 FAFSA to determine your federal Title IV eligibility for emergency grant assistance. The process takes less than 1 hour to complete and you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the application to pre-populate the federal tax return information. This will save you some time in completing the FAFSA. It will take 2-3 days to process the information and once we receive it, we will be able to review your eligibility for emergency grant assistance. Please note, additional information/documentation may be required to establish your eligibility.
The Federal Department of Education generally will notify the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships in 2-3 business days with your FAFSA results, which you receive from the Department of Education as a Student Aid Report.
Once you receive notification of your eligibility for an award, the funding will automatically credit your bursar account. You can check your One.IU Student Center for the addition of this funding on your financial aid account entitled “CARES Act Grant”
All emergency funds will be deposited to your designated bank account via Direct Deposit by the Office of the Bursar.
Please login to the Direct Deposit of Bursar Refunds app on https://one.iu.edu/ to verify your designated bank account information is up to date, or to set it up immediately.
Students who are receiving the CARES Act funding can go to their bursar account to see the award; it will be listed as “CARES Act Grant.”
No. If you received CARES Act funding, it will have no impact on your 2019-2020 financial aid package.
Funds awarded are grants to students and do not require repayment.
IU South Bend is also offering a limited amount of additional emergency CARES Act funding through an application process. All students requesting this additional emergency funding due to unexpected expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic can complete this application.
It probably means you didn’t qualify under the federal guidelines. Contact the Office of Financial Aids and Scholarships at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 574-520-4357 if you have questions. Students experiencing financial difficulties who are not eligible for CARES Act funding may apply for IU South Bend’s existing campus emergency fund here.
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