Emergency assistance for allowable expenses will be provided in accordance with institutional policy and guidance from the US Department of Education.
The emergency assistance may be used by students for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
In a change from previous awards, emergency assistance may be used to offset lost income.
Students who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to request funds. Anticipated awards will be based upon grant funds available and number of requests received.
- Were or are enrolled with MVNU on or after March 13, 2020, the date of declaration of the national emergency due to the coronavirus.
- Have or can demonstrate financial need or hardship caused by or because of the pandemic.
- Title IV eligibility is not required. Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not required; however, institutions are directed to prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants or are undergraduates with extraordinary financial circumstances. Other types of exceptional need could include students who may be eligible for other federal or state need-based aid or have faced significant unexpected expenses, such as the loss of employment (either for themselves or their families), reduced income, or food or housing insecurity.
Additional option for students experiencing a change in their family’s financial situation: If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a reduction in income) or your current FAFSA, you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted.
Applications received by September 15, 2021 are appreciated.