CARES Act Emergency Federal Student Aid Information

May 4, 2020

Dear Students,

Holy Family has just received $2 million in CARES Act funding, with slightly more than $1 million now available to help our students most in need. As a result, we are able to provide some relief in the form of emergency financial aid grants up to $1,500 for expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus.

If you are an undergraduate student, who already received Title IV federal financial aid for the spring 2020 semester, or a graduate student that received federal loans for the spring 2020 semester, you may qualify for emergency financial aid related to food, housing, technology, course materials, healthcare, and childcare. (Eligible students must have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $15,000.)

Please visit this page to submit an online emergency aid application by Monday, May 18, 2020.

Holy Family will evaluate requests based on student need and available funding, and is committed to doing so quickly. If your grant is approved, you will receive an email the week of May 27 at your Holy Family email account letting you know your approved federal emergency grant amount. Funds will be disbursed in June via check or ACH deposit. You can set up your student account for direct deposit, here, if you have not already done so. (Please note that all grants are considered taxable by the U.S. Department of Education.) Students who are not eligible, or whose application for emergency aid is not approved, will also be notified via email during the same time period.

I am grateful to share this good news. We are relieved to be able to help students cover these unplanned expenses in the form of this emergency relief and encourage all eligible students to apply. We want nothing more than to help as many students as possible.


Abigail T. Wernicki, PhD

Vice President for Student Affairs