The CARES Act HEERF grant is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Assistance is for allowable expenses based on the guidance provided by the United States Department of Education. Allowable expenses may include, but are not limited to: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child/dependent care expenses.  

The Student Emergency Assistance Fund, is made available through contributions made by donors. Approved amounts are considered an additional financial aid resource for the purpose of packaging financial aid awards. Students must be degree or certificate seeking, in academic good standing, have encountered an unexpected financial hardship, and are in need of assistance with books and supplies through the Owens bookstore, or with non-educational related expenses, such as, mortgage, utilities, personal automobile expenses, public transportation, medical bills, and child care. The use of emergency assistance does not cover assistance with tuition related expenses. For more information about the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, please visit https://www.owens.edu/oserve/emergency/.


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