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CARES Act Funds

Friday May 08, 2020 8:56 am

Dear Titans,

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our nation at all levels. While much of the response has focused on health and safety, the country’s financial welfare is an integral element of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress.

As a part of the CARES Act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund has made available financial resources for the direct relief of students related to the COVID-19 response. Cal State Fullerton anticipates receiving just under $21million for the direct relief to the students. In addition to the CARES Act relief aid, CSUF allocated $10 million in state university grants in March and early April at the onset of the pandemic to help support student finances.

Working closely with campus leadership, a distribution formula for Title IV eligible (federal aid) students in degree-seeking programs has been developed that weighs several factors including full-time/part-time status and each student’s household income. CARES emergency relief funds will be delivered in a one-time disbursement, with most students receiving between $200 and $900. Eligible students will be prompted through the portal to provide updated information for direct deposit. We anticipate students will receive these emergency payments by May 18. Additional information about CARES and Financial Aid can be found at

Students not eligible for CARES funds should email the Dean of Students Office at to request funding assistance. Please include your full name and CWID.

Thank you,

Harry Le Grande
Vice President
Division of Student Affairs