Student Emergency Fund Application
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The Student Emergency Grant Fund assists TU students who are experiencing an exceptional financial crisis that impedes their academic progress and success.
We are currently focusing these grants on expenses related to remote learning. Examples include internet access; laptops; peripherals and supplies like printers, webcams, ink, and paper); and other related technological needs.
These grants are funded from the following sources:
Students should also explore other resources, including borrowing any remaining federal student loan eligibility.
Submit the online application. We will review your eligibility and demonstrated need and will award funds on a case-by-case basis.
Please complete the entire application truthfully and in its entirety. Completion of this application does not guarantee that funding will be awarded. For fastest refunds, if you haven’t already done so, please follow these DOC Account instructions to sign up for electronic refunds with the Bursars Office.
TU Emergency Grant Funds are limited. Funding priority will be provided for students enrolled for spring 2021 who will incur significant additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
You will be notified via your Towson University email.
Award amounts will vary based on each student’s unique circumstances and financial need.
No. You will not need to repay these grant funds.
Applications are reviewed at the start of each week and you can expect a response
within two business weeks of review.
This grant award will be deposited directly into your Bank Mobile/Disbursement Online Center Account or mailed to you in the form of a rebate check. The check will be sent directly from a central processing facility in approximately ten to fifteen business-days. If you have not signed up for a Bank Mobile/Disbursement Online Center (DOC) account, please do so now using these rebate instructions. Choosing electronic fund transfer in Bank Mobile is the fastest way to receive your award.
No, approved awards will not cause any reductions in your other financial aid for 2019-20 or 2020-21.
IRS Publication 970 explains that grants and scholarships can be taxable if your total grants, scholarships, and tuition waivers from all sources exceed your qualified expenses. Qualified expenses include tuition, mandatory course fees, and required books and supplies. Grants from the TU Foundation or other TU funds will definitely count toward these total aid calculations. The U.S. Treasury Department has not provided any guidance yet on whether the CARES Grant funds will count as aid.
Students are only eligible to receive the grant once per academic semester.
No, your grant will be refunded to you, even if you have a balance. If you would like to use your refund to pay your balance, you may do so after you receive your refund.
To receive federal CARES Grants students must meet the following requirements:
Students must have filed a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must have met all the basic eligibility requirements to receive federal Title IV Financial Aid.
Graduate students in certain fully online TU programs are not eligible for these funds
For questions please call 410-704-2270 or email studentaffairs AT_TOWSON.