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Information about CARES Act Emergency Relief Funds

May 19, 2020
Brenau Staff

The recently enacted CARES Act created Emergency Relief Funds for some college students who experienced a disruption in on-campus instruction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brenau has been designated to receive a limited amount of these funds to distribute to students. Eligibility requirements were set by the U.S. government to identify which students may receive these grants. The requirements are that students:

  1. were enrolled in on-ground classes on March 13, 2020.
  2. have a valid FAFSA on file that confirms they are a U.S. citizen or an eligible permanent resident.
  3. experienced some level of additional costs associated with changing from on-campus to online programs.

Brenau has reviewed all spring semester registration records to determine which students meet the eligibility requirements for this grant. An email containing an electronic grant application will be sent to all eligible students by midnight on May 20. Eligible students will be asked to respond to the notification by completing the application as soon as possible but no later than Friday, May 29, 2020.

Once applications are received and processed, recipients will be notified of the grant amount to expect and funds will be forwarded to them using the preference students have selected with BankMobile.

For more information, contact Pam Barrett, associate vice president and director of Financial Aid, at 770-534-6152 or