COVID-19 Emergency Student Financial Assistance Update
The Department of Education (DOE) has allocated $3,324,251 to Bethune-Cookman University in emergency grant funding to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Expenses include, but are not limited to: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. The grant will not be applied to any institutional charges distributed to students directly. These funds are available to all students enrolled (Spring 2020) in an eligible degree seeking program, and are not considered toward Expected Family Contributions (EFC) or federal financial aid outlined in Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The definition of "all students" is inclusive to the student body as follows:
  • Students with a valid 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Currently Enrolled for Spring 2020
  • Domestic Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional students (not enrolled in an online degree-seeking program)
The University has implemented a tiered awarding process. The basis of this determination is in accordance with the Department of Education's recommendation of granting funds to students with the greatest financial need. Pell eligible students will be our first priority. The tiered awarding process is:
  • Pell eligible undergraduate students: $1,400 maximum assistance
  • Non-Pell eligible undergraduate students: $900 maximum assistance
  • Graduate/Professional students: $700 maximum assistance

To receive these funds, students must complete the online application in the Wildcat Portal with attached supporting documentation.Log into the Wildcat Portal (under current student) to apply today.
In addition, the University will reserve $49,251 in emergency funding for those students that have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All students, regardless of Expected Family Contribution (EFC), are eligible for these additional funds. The award will be a one-time distribution of $500. Submitting the Emergency Student Financial Assistance Application for review does not guarantee additional financial assistance.
All payments will be deposited directly into the student's BankMobile account.The deadline for submission is June 30, 2020.
Questions: Email BCUCares@cookman.edu 

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