CARES Act Awards Process June 2020

Application and Block Grant Formula:

  • The application for CARES Act funds developed for students and communicated on April 28, 2020 and again on May 15, 2020, served the University’s Student Financial Services Office extremely well as an information gathering tool in order to assess the expenses incurred by students
  • Commonalities were discovered through the application process including:
  • These commonalities necessitate a tiered block grant award process for CARES Act funds, for it became abundantly clear that all students were impacted by the disruption to the spring term(s)
  • The following formula was developed for the block grant award process:
  • A tiered block grant for students enrolled in either on-the-ground Rindge or DPT and MPAS programs as follows:
All students enrolled during the Spring 2020 terms in on-the-ground programming at either NH or Arizona would be considered for eligibility so long as:
  • A valid 2019-20 FAFSA was on file with the Student Financial Services Office
  • The student received a valid disbursement of Title IV aid during the 2020 spring terms
  • The student was continuously enrolled during the Spring 2020 terms
  • The student was registered for the next available term after June 30, 2020 or Fall 2020 terms
  • For students who appealed and demonstrated expenses in excess of the EFC block grant range, the maximum amount of CARES Act funds will not exceed $1,264.00
  • Checks will be sent via US Mail the week of June 29, 2020
  • All award decisions are considered final
  • 1030 eligible students were sent CARES Act funding


For further Federal Cares Act information please visit:
Federal Student Aid


U.S. Department of Education Required Reporting