The CARES Act included assistance for colleges and universities. How did UGA use these funds?
The CARES Act provided $11.8 million to be distributed to students in need due to the COVID-19 situation. At the University of Georgia, the funds were distributed as need-based grants, with the highest amount awarded to undergraduates who receive Federal Pell Grants.
Students must have a valid FAFSA on file and be eligible to receive federal student financial aid to be eligible for the HEER Fund grants. To submit a FAFSA, please go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
Additional information on how UGA awarded these funds can be found here.