ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union, as with other higher education institutions across the country, has been awarded funding via the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help mitigate financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. While these funds have not yet been received from the U.S. Department of Education, they will soon be available for Mount Union students experiencing financial hardship caused by the pandemic.
In addition, as a result of generous donor support to the COVID-19 Relief: Student Emergency Fund, additional funding was raised by more than 100 contributors. The fund was established to aid the most vulnerable students with unexpected and urgent expenses related to COVID-19, with 100 percent of every dollar given aiding individual students with the most pressing needs.
Thus, Mount Union can now provide emergency grants to aid students who are struggling with living expenses or facing other unexpected financial challenges related to the transition to remote learning resulting from the pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare.
Mount Union students can now begin to apply for emergency grant aid, which will be awarded in accordance with federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations. The institution will address applications from undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following eligibility requirements, depending on the funding source:
- Are eligible for Title IV aid
- Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Are meeting all financial aid satisfactory academic progress standards, according to the Mount Union Office of Student Financial Aid
- Have or can demonstrate financial need or hardship caused by or because of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically as it relates to expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare
To learn more about how Mount Union is supporting students during this global health crisis through the COVID-19 Student Emergency Grant Program, visit mountunion.edu/student-emergency-grants.