CARES Act Reporting

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor officially acknowledges that it has signed, returned, and received a fully executed Certification and Agreement on April 28, 2020. The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor received $25,244,052 under Section(a)(1) of the CARES Act, and assures the public that we will provide no less than 50% or $12,622,026 for Emergency Grants to Students.

Total amount of Emergency Grants to Students to date: $5,277,243

Estimated total eligible students: 40,046

Total number of eligible students that have completed applications for Emergency Grants to date: 5,237

Total number of students that have received Emergency Grants to date: 3,928

The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor created a simple application for students to complete and submit if they would like to receive emergency grant support. The application includes all necessary instructions, including that students should provide a narrative explaining how the COVID-19 disruption to campus operations impacted their financial situation and detail their funding request by eligible expense category. Approved eligible expense categories include, but are not limited to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. All eligible students were emailed of their eligibility and have the application available on their Student Self-Service page within Wolverine Access. Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit, so that if they receive an emergency grant payment receipt can be expedited. Applications are evaluated as they are received.

For further information on the methods used to determine eligibility, application instructions, and further guidance, please visit our program FAQs: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/students/. Scroll down the page to the question, “Can I access CARES Act Emergency Funding?”

More program guidance is available at the following link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresact.html

Updated as of: July 8, 2020