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Federal CARES Act Funds

This information will be regularly updated when changes occur. In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, and recommendations from health authorities, adjustments may be made before they can be accurately reflected below.

How will CARES funds help students?

Mid Michigan College has received funds from the federal CARES Act to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that the effects of this crisis are both immediate and long term and that all students are facing unforeseen hardships and expenses.

To help students during this difficult time, Mid is disbursing federal CARES Act funds to qualified students who take courses during the Fall 2020 semester.

To satisfy federal guidelines, students must submit a FAFSA for the 2020-21 year and cannot be dual, guest, or international students. Once qualified, students will receive the award automatically. Funds will be disbursed by direct deposit first, followed by a check a few weeks later for those not using direct deposit. The funds will not be applied to outstanding balances, tuition, or fees.

Students who submit a FAFSA and meet other criteria will receive $200 in the Fall semester. Qualified students will not need to do anything to receive these funds, which will be distributed first by direct deposit and then by check in the second month of the term, after the drop date for classes.

In addition, qualifying students who are facing economic hardships can request funds from Mid's CARES Student Support Fund.

To receive funds as quickly as possible, students should sign up for direct deposit. Simply log into the secure midmich.edu/banking site and carefully submit your bank information. Please note that it may take several days for your account to show a status of verified.

Will I qualify for CARES funds?

A student is likely qualified to receive CARES funds if they can answer the following questions appropriately:

  • Did you submit a FAFSA?
    • Must answer YES to qualify.
  • Are you enrolled in at least one course at Mid?
    • Must answer YES to qualify.
  • Were you dual enrolled as a high school student, a guest student from another college or university, or an international student?
    • Must answer NO to qualify.

If you answered each of the questions as noted, then you likely qualify for CARES funds. Please contact us at mmiller@midmich.edu if you have questions.

What do I need to do to get CARES funds?

Once qualified, students will receive the award automatically. Funds will be disbursed by direct deposit first, followed by a check a few weeks later for those not using direct deposit. The funds will not be applied to outstanding balances, tuition, or fees.

If you do not use direct deposit, a check will be sent to the address on file with the College. To update your address, contact us at enrollment@midmich.edu.

I want my money quickly. How do I sign up for Direct Deposit?

To receive funds as quickly as possible, students should sign up for direct deposit. Simply log into the secure midmich.edu/banking site and carefully submit your bank information. Please note that it may take several days for your account to show a status of verified.

What is the CARES Student Support Fund?

Qualifying students who are facing economic hardships that go beyond the standard amount that was disbursed can request additional funds from Mid Michigan College's CARES Student Support Fund.

The application will open in September for Fall 2020 requests.

Supplemental funds are intended to help students with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including things such as technology, housing, transportation, basic living needs, and other college-related costs.

To be considered for these funds, students must fill out this application, which will open in September 2020. Limited funds are available and an application does not guarantee that funds will be awarded to the student in full or at all.

The CARES Student Support Fund will consider financial need, enrollment status during the semester, FAFSA submission, student status, and application information during the award process. Students must meet eligibility criteria for CARES funds.

 
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