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Financial Aid

CSU Cares Initiative

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Department of Education Created the Higher Education Relief Fund (HEERF) provided funding to CSU Monterey Bay’s Emergency Initiative to help support our students impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

About the Student Emergency Grants

The purpose of the CARES Act funding is to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare expenses, and other expenses caused by the disruption to campus operations.

  • The CARES Act Funds do not need to be repaid.
  • CARES Act Funds are not taxable, are not reported on your FAFSA, and do not affect your financial aid eligibility.