We understand that life is unpredictable and often presents unexpected circumstances. This can cause significant hardships and stress. Fortunately, the university has additional emergency aid funds that might help mitigate these expenses.
To receive funding from the CARES Act Stimulus signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, a FAFSA application must be on file. Funding from the CARES Act provides financial assistance to those who have been adversely impacted by the disruption of campus operations caused by the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis. Each case will be evaluated by the University and awarded on a first come, first serve basis as funding allows.
CARES Act Immediate Relief funding may be used for such items as:
- Housing needs
- Food insecurities
- Additional technology needs due to the abrupt conversion to online course work
- Support for child care expenses
- Assistance to cover medical expenses or health care coverage
For more information the HEERF funding reporting, please visit our CARES Act Reporting page.
CARES funding is capped at $2,000 lifetime award. Awards may vary per request.
IRF provides assistance to students with emergency expenses incurred during the fall or winter semesters that cannot be funded by other means. Allowable expenses include but are not limited to:
- Outstanding tuition balances
- Emergency medical/dental expenses due to...
- Car Repair
- Emergency travel related to...
IRF funds are not designed to cover standard expenses included in the budgeted cost of attendance for the academic year.
The Get To Graduation Scholarship provides assistance to students that are close to their undergraduate graduation requirements and may be close to or at the maximum eligibility of the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Subsidized Loan and/or Federal Unsubsidized Loan. Get to Graduation Scholarships are intended to help those students that may fall short financially to achieve their goal of a Michigan Degree.
Encountering Financial Change?
If your family is encountering a change in financial circumstances, please review our Special Circumstance Information for guidance on submitting that request.
Student Food Pantry
The Student Food Pantry exists to support students on their journey as they work toward achieving their goals. The Food Pantry, in just the short time it's been open, has distributed nearly 4,000 pounds of food. In addition, the Food Pantry has raised over 4,500 pounds of food and toiletry items, as well as $3,500 in financial contributions since that time.