CARES - Part 2

CARES - Part 2

CARES Act - Part 2

Beginning August 13, 2020, students were able to again apply for assistance by completing the CARES Act Emergency Assistance Form.  All requests for assistance submitted by the August 28, 2020 deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until all allocated funds are disbursed. 

Emergency Financial Aid Grants Awarded

As of September 18, 2020, there have been 5,509 awards made amounting to $3,421,872.00.  

Distribution of Grants

The maximum emergency assistance grant will be $2,000 per student. A team of professionals from the Offices of the Bursar and Financial Aid will review requests.  Funds will be disbursed to students through direct deposit to personal accounts on record or through a check mailed to the address on record.  

Process and Evaluation

In alignment with federal recommendations, Rowan will utilize a point system to help evaluate who is in most need and help determine how to distribute the funds based on a rubric that measures six (6) components of award.  Students will self-disclose their “need” by answering a series of questions.  The point system allows for 100 maximum points based on the following categories:

  • Employment/Internships
  • Food Insecurity
  • Housing Security
  • Childcare
  • Healthcare
  • Course Material/Technology


As per the federal requirements, all currently enrolled students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens with a valid Social Security number are eligible for the Higher Education Emergency Relief funding under the CARES Act.  At this point in time, funding from the CARES Act will be limited to those eligible students who are registered for Fall 2020.  Students enrolled exclusively in an online program are not eligible for this funding.  International, undocumented, and DACA students are ineligible, as are students who are in a SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) denied status, students who have not registered for Selective Service (male only), and/or students who have defaulted on federal student loans.  Additionally, Rowan University employees (except those hired as student workers) are also ineligible.  

We are committed to helping you make the most of the investment you are making in your education. We encourage you to take advantage of the support available to you as soon as possible.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of the Bursar by e-mail at  




Dr. Leonardo T. Freyre

Director for Business Affairs & University Bursar