The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is federal legislation that allocates funds to support individuals and organizations affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. WPI has received funding from the CARES Act that includes money that must be granted directly from WPI to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants. See FAQ's for details.
This funding is for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, including graduating seniors, who (1) are enrolled for classes for the Spring 2020 Term, (2) are eligible for Title IV funding, and 3) have filed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the last day of D Term, May 13, 2020.
All undergraduate and graduate students who meet the eligibility criteria above will receive a one-time grant of $300.
This form will be open from Friday, May 15th through Friday, May 22nd at midnight.
The application will be reviewed by the Student Affairs and Financial Aid Offices. The decision of whether the student will receive an additional CARES Act grant will be made on a case-by-case basis and determined by demonstrated need and a review of their Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The number of students who will be granted additional money will be subject to the availability of funds. Any additional CARES Act grant will not exceed $500.