Florida Poly CARES Emergency Funding
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many students into stressful and financially challenging
personal circumstances. Fortunately, those who are experiencing financial hardship
due to the coronavirus are eligible to receive funds from the federal CARES Act.
The recently passed federal stimulus package includes about $14 billion in grants
to colleges and universities. Florida Poly has been allocated close to $600,000 to
help students pay for things like course materials, technology, housing, food, health
care, and childcare.
We hope as these funds begin to be distributed, they help relieve burdens you and
your families may be carrying in this dramatically changed world.
For questions, concerns, or assistance, please contact Dr. Ben Matthew Corpus or Dr. Kathryn Miller.
Florida Poly Cares Application
About Florida Poly CARES Emergency Funding
Florida Poly CARES funds will be disbursed to students to help fulfill financial needs
necessary to continue their Florida Poly education. Funds shall be direct payments
to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due
to COVID-19, such as: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and
The funds are not broad public assistance funds, but are to be used to help students
continue their education.
Disbursement through Office of Financial Aid
- Students submit an online Florida Poly CARES application for emergency funds for the term in which they are currently registered.
|Baseline parameters for CARES emergency funding
||up to $200
||up to $800
|COURSE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
||$300-$1200 (depending on demonstrated need)
||up to $300
The Office of Financial Aid utilizes professional judgment judiciously for students
in need. Appeals may be granted for amounts greater than what is listed above.
- REQUIRED Supporting Documentation: Students will need to provide documentation as
best possible based on their circumstance (i.e. student or parent job loss, on campus
student now needs to pay rent, receipts from extra expenses, etc.).
- Students submit Florida Poly CARES online form and documentation
- Students receive notification that their application was received
- Within 24-48 hours students will receive a response with a decision, the potential
amount of the grant if approved, or a request for more information/documentation
- FL Poly CARES funding will be post to your ledger in CAMS the same day you are approved.
The Student Business Services Office will process your approved funding amount as
a student refund through BankMobile within the week. If you have not signed up for
direct deposit or a BankMobile account, your refund will be mailed as a paper check
and will take much longer to reach you. To sign up for BankMobile, please visit https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/. Please contact Student Business Services if you need assistance in setting up your BankMobile account.
Florida Poly CARES 30-day Fund Report – May 20, 2020
Florida Poly CARES 45-day Fund Report – July 1, 2020