CARES Act Student Emergency Aid
- 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.
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.
The CARES Act application has closed. All available funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been distributed.
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 November 6, 2020, we have distributed all funds to 4,617 students.