Emergency relief funds available for students
Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has put additional strain on many families’ finances, Carthage is taking multiple steps to provide some financial relief.
Federal emergency fund
Carthage has been awarded federal emergency funding that it will distribute to more than 2,200 eligible students.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress approved in March, includes an emergency fund for U.S. college students whose education has been disrupted by the outbreak. These grants are intended to reimburse students for expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
The federal government has allocated each institution’s share based on enrollment and financial need (using the number of students eligible for Federal Pell Grants). Carthage will distribute the funds as soon as they’re available, giving priority to students with the highest level of need.
This money will be deposited directly into students’ bank accounts, so make sure your account information is updated using our secure site.
If you have questions about this, please contact Vatistas “Vee” Vatistas, associate vice president for financial aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-551-6001.
Carthage emergency fund
To further support students whose unforeseen financial need casts doubt on their ability to continue their education, the College established its own separate line of assistance.
Alumni, parents, students, employees, and friends responded quickly to the need and continue to give generously toward the Carthage COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Fund. Affected students can apply online, and the College will distribute emergency aid (generally up to $500) until the fund is exhausted.
To see examples of covered expenses and submit an application, visit our COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Fund page.
If you have questions about this, please contact Professor Michele Hancock at email@example.com or 262-551-6113.
In both cases, the grants don’t need to be repaid but may be considered taxable income. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit our dedicated page:
Student Finances and CARES Act Funds