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CARES Act Emergency Grant

The University of Vermont fully recognizes the disruption that has been caused to students and their families due to COVID-19. Federal funds have been made available through the CARES Act for distribution of emergency grants by institutions of higher education in order to help minimize the financial impact to our students. The following application is being utilized to review and award these emergency grant funds to eligible students in need.

Eligibility criteria for emergency grant funding has been established by the CARES Act. Please review information about eligibility criteria prior to submitting your application. Eligibility for funding under the CARES Act will in all likelihood exceed the amount of CARES Act funding available for distribution. It is the University's priority to support those most in need in our student body, while also reaching as many students as possible.

Please note:

  • You must have a FAFSA on file at UVM in order to be considered for CARES Act funds. If you have not yet filed for 19/20 or 20/21, you may do so at www.fafsa.gov
  • Grants from the CARES Act are solely intended to cover additional expenses a student has incurred, or will incur, related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus that have not been reimbursed from another source.
  • CARES Act grants are not able to be used to assist with needs resulting from student or family lost income or wages.
  • CARES Act grants cannot be used to pay for tuition and fees.

If you have a situation that does not fall within the categories below that you would like to discuss, please contact Student Financial Services by email with the details of your situation and needs.

This application must be submitted by the student, and may only be submitted once

CARES Act funding is limited and not guaranteed. Please apply as soon as possible. This application is subject to closure at any time since funding is limited.