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May 12, 2020

Dear Student:

The US Department of Education has awarded emergency relief funds to US colleges and universities under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under this program, MCPHS University will disburse all amounts received (100%) from the federal CARES Act program to students as emergency assistance grants.

All students enrolled at MCPHS University during the spring 2020 term, and whose eligibility for federal financial aid has been confirmed, are receiving an emergency grant disbursement in the amount of $860.

Students receiving this email have been confirmed eligible and will be receiving this $860 grant.

We expect grants to be disbursed to student accounts by the end of next week, followed by a cash refund in the same amount paid by direct deposit, or by student refund check if direct deposit information is not available.

Grants under the program are to provide emergency financial aid to students, to help defray costs related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. While these government resources in many cases will not cover all expenses you may have incurred related to the COVID-19 campus disruption, they are intended to provide assistance during these exceptional times.

All students experiencing urgent financial needs or emergencies are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services, whose staff remains available to provide counseling and support.

Sincerely,
MCPHS Director of Financial Aid


April 27, 2020

Dear Students of MCPHS University:

The US Department of Education has awarded emergency relief funds to US colleges and universities under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under this program, MCPHS University will soon be receiving federal assistance to be used for disbursing emergency financial aid grants to eligible students who were enrolled at MCPHS University during the Spring 2020 term.

Grants under the program are to provide emergency financial aid to students for assistance with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including eligible costs of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare.

MCPHS University is currently initiating the process of making these emergency financial aid funds available to students as soon as possible. Emergency grants will be distributed to eligible students in accordance with the CARES Act and guidance provided by the US Secretary of Education. We anticipate that eligible students (see below) will receive grant distributions via direct deposit or check as soon as administratively feasible, which we expect to be in the next few weeks.

Federal Requirements Regarding Student Eligibility

Federal guidelines require that only students enrolled in on campus programs, and who are eligible for federal financial aid, may receive federal emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.

  • Students who have already filed a FAFSA and resolved all Title IV aid requirements for the 2019-2020 award year have already demonstrated eligibility to participate, and no further action is required. Information on disbursement dates and amounts will be disseminated to eligible students via email as soon as possible.
  • Students who have not yet filed a FAFSA for the 2019-2020 award year, but wish to be considered for a CARES Act grant, must email Student Financial Services at SFS@mcphs.edu. Certification of eligibility to participate in federal financial aid programs will be required of these students.

The following students have been excluded from CARES Act grant eligibility by the US Department of Education:

  • Students enrolled exclusively in online programs on March 13, 2020.
  • Students with deferred immigration standing under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Students in the US on a F-1 or F-2 nonimmigrant student visa, or on a J-1 or J-2 nonimmigrant Exchange Visitor Visa.

Student Financial Services is available to counsel all students experiencing urgent financial needs or emergencies, including international students. Please contact us with questions and concerns you have, including any regarding CARES Act grants.

Sincerely,
MCPHS Director of Financial Aid