TROY Cares

TROY Cares

CARES Act Student Emergency Aid 

The CARES Act funding covers expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act funds were distributed by a grant through the US Department of Education after TROY signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement.  TROY assures that we intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

Troy University was awarded a grant from the US Dept of Education in the amount of $4,272,042 for Emergency relief funds for students disrupted by COVID-19 virus. TROY has 7,212 students that are eligible to receive these funds.  As of July 30, 2020, we have distributed $2,718,900.00 of these funds to 4,199 students.  TROY continues to accept applications from students through September 1 and will be distributing funds on a daily basis.

The Institutional portion of the CARES Act funding is to provide funding to the University for expenses related to the COVID-19 virus during the transition from in-class to on-line instruction.  Troy University was awarded a grant from the US Dept of Education on May 15, 2020 in the amount of $4,272,042; the total amount drawn down by TROY as of 7.30.20 is $2,030,634.43.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be eligible to receive Title IV aid; see Title IV Eligibility Criteria (Basic Eligibility Criteria for Federal Student Aid).
  • Enrollment was impacted by COVID-19 and have expenses incurred for housing, food, course materials, technology, healthcare, or childcare.
  • Must have submitted 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • Must not be enrolled in a fully online program.

Application Process

  • To apply, please visit my.troy.edu/cares. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2020.

Award Amounts and Disbursement

  • It is a one-time award.
  • Average award is $600 per student.
  • Awards are based on the categories of Housing, Food, Tech/Materials, Child Care and Health Care.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Must be a degree-seeking student–Undergraduate, Graduate, Specialist, or Doctoral.
  • Must be eligible to receive Title IV aid; see Title IV Eligibility Criteria (Basic Eligibility Criteria for Federal Student Aid).
  • Enrollment was impacted by COVID-19 and have expenses incurred for housing, food, course materials, technology, healthcare, or childcare.
  • Must have submitted 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • Must not be enrolled in a fully online program.

To apply, please visit my.troy.edu/cares.

It is not too late, you can complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA through June 30, 2020.

The application deadline is September 1, 2020.

The average award will be $600 per student, determination will be based on expenses incurred and Title IV eligibility.
 Your refund will be sent through your BankMobile refund preference.
 You can visit our Refunds page for help with setting up your BankMobile refund preference.
 Grants are refunded to you to use for expenses incurred due to COVID-19.
 No, your grant will be refunded to you, even if you have a balance. 
 We understand students have significant needs during this time. The CARES Act Student Emergency Grant is meant to supplement other funding sources. If you are having financial difficulties, please reach out to your Financial Aid Counselor to discuss other available options.
 
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number 
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form stating that
    • You are not in default on a federal student loan
    • You do not owe money on a federal student grant
    • You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
Because international students are typically not eligible to receive Title IV aid, most international students will not be eligible for CARES Act Student Emergency Grant.
 Please contact Angela Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Financial Aid, at troycares@troy.edu.