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CARES Act Notification

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CARES Cash Grants for Students

On March 26, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide immediate relief to Americans impacted by COVID-19. As part of this legislation, institutions of higher education have been granted funding to provide students with emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

On April 11, 2020, D’Youville signed the certification and agreement necessary to formalize the disbursement of the CARES Cash Grant to the institution.

On April 24, 2020, D’Youville received $886,685.00 in emergency cash grant funding to provide direct and immediate financial support to students. We have worked diligently to develop a meaningful and equitable distribution plan for this funding as follows:

  1. Full-time students who meet federal eligibility requirements will receive a total of $300.00 in CARES cash grant funds.
    1. Full-time is defined as 12 or more credits at the undergraduate level and 9 or more credits at the graduate level.
  2. Part-time students who meet federal eligibility requirements will receive a total of $150.00 in CARES cash grant funds.
  3. Residential students who have left their housing assignment for the semester will receive a total of $1,500.00 in CARES cash grant funds.

These funds will be paid directly to students using the refund preference that they have indicated in their student account center.  To expedite the disbursement of these funds, students can sign up for direct deposit at If no refund preference has been selected, a check will be mailed to the permanent address on file. These cash grants and are intended to supplement funding that you may have already received from the federal government.

Additionally, D’Youville has reserved $106,085.00 in CARES cash grant funding to be allocated on a case-by-case basis using a simple and convenient application. Students who have been directly and significantly impacted by COVID-19 should login to their ScholarshipUniverse account and search for “CARES Cash Grant” to find the application and apply. We will work quickly to allocate additional funding to the students who need it most. All students, regardless of how much funding they have already received from the CARES cash grants will be eligible to apply for additional support.

Along with this funding reserved by the University, the D’Youville Student Government Association has established emergency funds that can be requested by contacting BG at

In addition to CARES cash grant funding, D’Youville has created a parking relief plan, printing relief plan, and will be implementing a lab fee relief plan after the close of this semester to compensate students for unused lab fees.

Students with questions regarding the cash grants or additional relief plans can contact James Nowak, Director of Solutions and Financial Aid, at

As of May 8, 2020, D’Youville has distributed $258,000 to 172 displaced residents.

As of May 15, 2020, D’Youville has distributed a total of $757,200 to 2,118 students.

As of May 22, 2020, D’Youville has distributed $769,800 to 2,180 students.

As of May 29, 2020, D’Youville has distributed $772,200 to 2,182 students.

We estimate that 2,182 Title IV-eligible students will be eligible to receive CARES Cash Grant funding.