Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
In March 2020, the United States Department of Education announced the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), which was signed into law on March 27. The intent of Congress was to provide money to colleges to give emergency cash grants to college students to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
Since then, Georgian Court University has used the CARES Act funding to provide $845,168 in grants to 396 students in need. Applications for CARES Act funding are now closed.
While CARES Act grants are no longer available, there are other resources available for GCU students in need. If you or someone you know in our community is experiencing extreme personal distress including personal, financial, or academic issues, GCU Cares can help provide relief. This can include technology or other needs. In addition, the Student Food Pantry welcomes Georgian Court students who need assistance with food.