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CARES ACT

About the CARES Act

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contained a provision to establish a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This fund provides money to colleges and universities so that they can issue emergency grants directly to students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aultman College has been approved to receive money through this fund. The money is intended to provide direct support to our students for unforeseen emergency expenses due to the recent campus disruption. We hope this funding will help you complete your coursework and keep working toward graduation.

Eligibility Requirements

According to the U.S. Department of Education, in order to be considered eligible for funding, a student must:

  • Have been enrolled in Aultman College on or after March 13, 2020. (Note: students exclusively enrolled in the online BSN Completion program are not eligible)
  • Be Title IV aid eligible (i.e. 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA application on file with Aultman College). You do not need to be a financial aid recipient, but you are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not yet filed the FAFSA, you can file at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Have experienced financial hardship as a result of the disruption of education due to the coronavirus. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to items under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Please note that College Credit Plus and international students are not eligible for the emergency financial aid grants.

Application Process: NOW CLOSED

  1. Please click the button to complete the form below by June 26, 2020. Please note that it will prompt you to log in with your aultmancollege.edu account.
  2. You may apply to the fund ONCE using this application.
  3. All award decisions are final. You will be notified via your aultmancollege.edu email account. Funds will be distributed in accordance with your refund preferences. For student convenience and a faster receipt of funds, Aultman College offers direct deposit so that credit balances can be automatically deposited into a designated bank account. Sign up for direct deposit.
  4. Please understand that there are limited emergency funds. Completing the form does not guarantee that you will receive an award or that you will receive an amount that covers your full expenses. Maximum awards will not typically exceed $1,000.

If you need any assistance with any steps of the process, please email finaid@aultmancollege.edu or call 330-363-6347 to leave a message for financial aid staff.

CARES APPLICATION

Note: you will need to log in with your aultmancollege.edu email credentials to submit the application.

Other Financial Assistance

We are making options available to extend the due date on student account balances until December 2020 for currently enrolled students. As everyone’s situation is unique, you will need to make an appointment with our biller to work out a plan specific to your financial needs.

  • To set up a payment extension, you must book a meeting with Rachel Taylor, student billing specialist, by clicking this link. Rachel will be able to discuss your financial options and work with you to formulate a plan for payment. Please note that if you plan to graduate any semester in 2020, your balance must be paid in full by the end of the semester in which you intend to graduate.
  • We also are strongly urging all our students to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can do this entirely online, and it is free to complete it at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You could be missing out on thousands of dollars in federal and state loans and grants: the only way to find out is to file the FAFSA. If you need any assistance with the FAFSA, please email finaid@aultmancollege.edu

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