Kentucky Wesleyan College students will receive emergency funds as a result of the recently approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Act provides federal aid to institutions of higher education to help students cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 through emergency grants.
Each full-time Wesleyan student who received a federal Pell Grant for the Spring 2020 semester received $1,000 from the CARES Act funding. All other full-time, degree-seeking KWC students who were eligible to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), whether they filed one or not, received a $250 CARES Act grant. These are one-time grants from the federal government and do not require any repayment.
Following the initial distribution of funds to eligible full-time students, individual students with more significant needs applied for additional funding in accordance with the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education through this online emergency grant application.
Update: As of January 11, 2021 – the college has extremely limited dollars remaining from the requests made and awarded in 2020.