CARES Act FAQs
What is the CARES Act passed by Congress?
Who will receive the money?
If awarded, how will students be notified and receive funds?
I was notified that I would be receiving CARES Act funds but I have not received them yet, who do I contact?
Do students have any limitations on how they can spend the money?
Will CARES Act funding affect my existing or future financial aid?
Additional emergency funds may also be available for students who suffered expenses due to the disruption of campus operations during the spring semester. Some private funding may also be available to those who do not qualify for FAFSA, including undocumented and international students. Students may apply for amounts between $100 and $500.
In an effort to accommodate the needs of all students who have endured loss and need financial help, we ask students to submit a request via an online form by 11:59 p.m. June 12, 2020. In the event there are not enough funds to fulfill all requests and to ensure equal opportunity for all students who apply, we will administer a randomized selection process to applicants. Students will be notified via their WSU email account if they have received funding. If the student has signed up for direct deposit, the funds will go to the student’s bank account. Otherwise, the student will receive a check sent to the current mailing address on file with WSU.
Please note that if funding awarded is from private donors, it may affect a student’s financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information. Private funding will be focused on students who do not qualify for FAFSA. Students will be notified in email if the awarded funding is from private donors.