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Federal CARES Act Funds

Summer and Fall 2021

Students enrolled in the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 may be eligible for Federal CARES funds to help with expenses related to the ongoing COVID pandemic.

How will CARES funds help students?

As part of the second relief package, Mid Michigan College has received funds to distribute to students with financial need 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 Summer and Fall 2021 semesters.

The federal government CARES regulations require that we prioritize funds to students with exceptional need. In order to determine need, students who are taking a higher number of credit hours are assumed to have an increased financial need because they are investing more time and money in their college education, while shifting hours available for work to learning. The additional hours in college also mean extra costs for childcare, transportation, meals away from home, etc. Federal CARES funds will not be awarded to dual, guest, or international students.

Students will receive funds automatically, and funds will be disbursed by direct deposit first, followed by a check a few weeks later for those not using direct deposit. Please contact us at mmiller@midmich.edu if you have questions.

Summer 2021

All students enrolled in 1 or more credit hours will receive $200.

Fall 2021

  • Students enrolled in 1-9 credit hours will receive $200.
  • Students enrolled in 10-12 credit hours will receive $500.
  • Students enrolled in 13 or more credit hours will receive $800.

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:

  • Are you enrolled in at least one course at Mid?
    • Must answer YES to qualify.
  • Are 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.

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 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.


Need additional support? Apply for a CARES Supplemental Award.

Qualifying students who are facing exceptional economic hardships can request additional CARES funds through the Supplemental Award application.

The application for Summer 2021 requests has now closed.

The application will open in September for Fall 2021 requests.

These supplemental funds are intended to help students with extra expenses or needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, technology, housing, transportation, childcare, or basic living needs, and other college-related costs.

To be considered for these funds, students must fill out the application (link only works when the application is available), which will be available for a limited time at the beginning of each semester. Limited funds are available and an application does not guarantee that funds will be awarded to the student in full or at all.

The College may consider criteria such as financial need, enrollment status during the semester, FAFSA submission, student status, and application information during the award process. Students must meet eligibility requirements.

 
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