Students May Still Be Eligible for CARES Act Assistance

Aug. 12, 2020

There’s good news for Gateway Community College students who did not fill out a FAFSA: They may still be eligible to receive a CARES Act Cash Assistance.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law by President Trump in March 2020. This economic relief package is aimed at protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Until now, undergraduate, graduate and medical degree-seeking students were eligible, but must have submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA by June 30.



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