CARES Act emergency funds

As part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the University has been approved for a one-time, limited allocation of funds designed to assist degree seeking students in need because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption of campus operations.

Overview

Who is eligible?

All current degree-seeking students (graduate, undergraduate, medical) enrolled in Spring 2020 affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who have successfully completed a 2019-20 FAFSA (or are eligible to file a FAFSA) are eligible for CARES Act Funds.

How much funding is available?

Award amounts are from $200 to $800, depending on each student’s socioeconomic circumstances.

What types of expenses does the CARES Act emergency funding cover?

CARES Act funding will assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, or health care).

How to apply for CARES Act funding

To be considered for CARES Act funds, students must complete the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Request Form. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Review the eligibility information below to make sure you're eligible for funding.

Submit COVID-19 Emergency Fund Request Form

CARES Act FAQ

Who to contact for more information or questions?

Contact finaid@unr.edu for additional assistance.