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Who is eligible for assistance through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund?

Students must be able to qualify for Federal (Title IV) financial aid. Eligibility can be evidenced by a 2019-2020 Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). However – you can still qualify for assistance even if you have not filed a FASFA but are eligible to do so. The criteria to participate in Federal financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) as amended – include but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.

International students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students or students enrolled in distance-only degree programs are not eligible for CARES Act financial assistance.

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