CARES Act Offers Financial Support to Students

May 28, 2020
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During this challenging time, William Peace University empathises with students and families who have been financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University has made and will continue to make every effort to support and find ways to accommodate the challenge of financial hardships. In March, students and families received notification of crediting accounts for room and board and last week, we announced the first wave of Federal funding that provides aid for expenses incurred due to COVID-19. The funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer students and families who have been impacted by COVID-19 the opportunity to apply for financial relief. As we prepare to welcome our students back to campus this fall, we are hopeful the additional support will make their transition back to campus easier,” emphasised Dr. Brian Ralph, President of William Peace University.

The HEERF funding allows students to submit an application to be considered for financial support.

  • Students who were enrolled in at least one in-person course at WPU as of March 13, 2020 and have a hardship or expense that was/is related to COVID-19, are asked to complete this form (COVID-19 Emergency Relief Application) to determine eligibility for emergency support from this Federal Program.

 Additional funding options are anticipated and students will be notified and encouraged to review for consideration.