Skip to Main Content

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.

CARES Act Reporting

The Federal Government has enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for those impacted by Covid-19. Thomas Edison State University has received $1,701,188 in CARES Act funding. The funding includes $17,249 from CARES 18004(a)(1) and 18004(a)(2); $615,786 from HEERF II CSSRA 314(a)(1); and $1,068,153 from HEERF III ARP Section 2003(a)(1). The University intends to use 100% of those funds are committed to provide relief for students by way of emergency grants. The University through June 30, 2021 distributed $421,745.70 to provide relief to 367 students by way of emergency grants. Under U.S. Department of Education guidelines, awarded funds must be used for food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare expenses related to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

If you wish to apply for economic aid, the U.S. Department of Education allows the University to award these funds to those with exceptional need. These extraordinary financial circumstances are defined as:

  • Significant unexpected expenses
  • Loss of employment or reduced income
  • Food or housing insecurity

If interested, please complete the form as soon as possible.

Thomas Edison State University has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the United States Department of Education.