CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

In response to the global Covid-19 Pandemic, the U.S. Government has enacted the CARES Act to provide, among other things, financial support for students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

All current students full-time and part-time, may apply, subject to the rules below.

For CARES Act support, students must be U.S. citizens and eligible to receive Title IV federal financial aid, normally supported through filing the FAFSA.

The CARES ACT grants will be in amounts up to a maximum of $750 for full time students and $350 for part time students. Students must attest to the need for the grant for the purposes required by the law in the box below, acknowledge the payment method and sign as indicated. Please note that these grants may be subject to federal and state income tax. Johnson College will issue CARES ACT grants to students by paper check.

Questions? Contact Liz Renda, Chief Financial Officer at
  • Note: Johnson College may adjust this amount after review, and the maximum is $750 per student.
    Please enter a number from 1 to 750.
  • I affirm that I need a grant under the CARES Act Covid-19 Student Emergency Funds Program for expenses I have incurred due to the disruption of Johnson College’s campus operations due to coronavirus, including expenses such as food, housing, books and course materials, computers, internet access, other technology, transportation, health care, child care, and other related expenses. Please type your full name in the box below to certify your understanding and acknowledgement of the grant.