CARES Act

Framingham State University is receiving funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT).  Half of this funding will be used for emergency grants to students and can cover expenses due to the disruption of campus operations from COVID-19.  Such expenses may include housing, food, technology, health care, or child care.

Framingham State University is required to disclose the following information to the public regarding our funding from the HEERF:

  1. We acknowledge that we have signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the HEERF Certification and Agreement. We intend to use no less than 50% of the funding we receive for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. We have received $1,948,876 to be used for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  3. At this time, we have not yet distributed any Emergency Financial Aid Grants from the HEERF to students. This website will be updated as grants are distributed to students.
  4. At this time, we estimate that 2,822 students are eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004 (a)(1) of the CARES Act.  Please note that the actual number of students receiving emergency grants may be different.
  5. At this time, no students have yet received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act. This website will be updated as grants are awarded to students.
  6. We are still determining the method we will use to award students and the amount that each student will receive under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act.
  7. We will provide instructions to students on receiving Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004 (a) (1) as soon as we have determined a process and methodology for these awards.

We are currently waiting for additional guidance from the federal government to ensure that we disburse the funds in compliance with federal regulations.  Please check back to this website for updates.  Please note that students must meet all eligibility requirements for federal financial aid (section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965) to qualify for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act.