CARES Relief Fund Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for assistance from the CARES Relief Fund, as was established by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund - CARES Act, Millersville University students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a student who was transitioned from in-class instruction to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Be a student who was enrolled in the 2020 spring semester;
  • Be eligible for Title IV as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • Be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other recognized educational credential (including a program of study abroad approved for credit by the eligible institution at which such student is enrolled)--that is, a regular student under 34 CFR 600.2); 
  • Be a U.S citizen or national, a permanent resident, or an eligible noncitizen;  
  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent; 
  • Have Selective Service registration verified (the Title IV aid ineligibility for failure to register is in the Selective Service Act §3811(f)); 
  • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations; 
  • Be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the institution;  
  • Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants; 
  • Not be in default on a Title IV loan; 
  • File with the Department of Education “if required as part of the original financial aid application process” a certification (Statement of Educational Purpose) that includes: 
    • A statement of educational purpose, and 
    • The student’s Social Security Number (SSN); 
  • Have returned any fraudulently obtained Title IV funds, if the student is convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to charges; 
  • Not have fraudulently received Title IV loans in excess of annual or aggregate limits; 
  • Have repaid any Title IV loan overpayment amounts in excess of annual or aggregate limits, if obtained inadvertently.