MCA will receive approximately $81,000 as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The disbursement, from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, is designed to prioritize students with the greatest demonstrated need and ensure that funds are distributed as widely as possible.
MCA will distribute the CARES Act funds to federal aid applicants with the greatest identified need. Each recipient must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Financial Aid Office and must have received financial aid for the spring 2020 semester.
Each eligible student with an expected family contribution of $14,000 or less will receive a $1,000 distribution, no application necessary. Additionally, work-study students (students who were not able to continue their work-study jobs as well as students who have continued to work remotely are included) with an expected family contribution greater than $14,000 but less than the median expected family contribution will receive a $500 distribution, no application necessary. In total, 32 students will receive automatic distributions.