Federal Aid Opportunities for Students in Need
Through the Federal CARES Act, Fontbonne has received emergency grant funding to assist students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19.
Students are eligible for CARES Act funds if they have filed a 2019-20 FAFSA and have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations as a result of the COVID-19. Federal guidelines prohibit the University from distributing CARES Act funds to international, undocumented or DACA students, or those who were already enrolled exclusively in online instruction. Please contact the Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about your eligibility or need assistance filing a FAFSA.
Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for CARES Act funds and are in need of financial assistance are still encouraged to fill out the request form because there may be alternative funding sources available.
Students who either did not incur additional expenses or do not need financial assistance should indicate they decline CARES Act assistance so the University can reallocate those funds to assist other students in need.
Complete the CARES Act Request Form here.
These funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis while the funds are available therefore we encourage you to respond as soon as you are able. The University will disburse funds directly to the bank account on record for direct deposit. If you need to set up your account for direct deposit or update the bank account on file, please contact the Business Office (email@example.com) for assistance. Students not enrolled in direct deposit will receive a check mailed to the address listed on file. Please note that mailed checks may delay how quickly a student receives their funds.
It is important your address and contact information is current to avoid delays in processing fund distribution and to assist us in contacting you if needed. To update your contact information, log into GriffinNet with your username and password, select Edit Address on the top left, and update your local address to let us know where you are currently residing.
Fontbonne faculty, staff and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet always hold our students and their families in our hearts. Our focus on Serving the Dear Neighbor is heightened now while so many in our community are hurting as they cope with the uncertainty of this pandemic situation. Please know we continue to hold you in prayer for your safety and well-being. We look forward to your return to campus-we miss seeing you!
Disclaimer: At this time, federal guidance requires that this grant aid be reported on your 2020 1098-T form but the funds are not considered taxable income to you.