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BW CARES Act Emergency Fund

BW Cares Act Emergency Fund Application is Now Closed

Applications are no longer accepted for the BW CARES Act Emergency Fund.

BW CARES Act Report

View the report for Baldwin Wallace University's receipt and use of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to make emergency grants to BW students.

About the CARES Act

The federal government recently announced the distribution of emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and education have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. This funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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CARES Act Expense Categories

Baldwin Wallace University has received federal funding from the CARES Act, which provides assistance for undergraduate and graduate student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Students can request funds in these categories:

  • Course Materials
  • Technology
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Travel
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare Expenses
  • Other Expenses (expenses that do not fit any of the above)

Eligibility Requirements

Per the U.S. Department of Education, in order to be eligible for consideration of funding, the student must:

  • Have been enrolled at Baldwin Wallace University in the spring term as of March 13, 2020 as well as the fall term as of October 1, 2020.
  • Have not already received BW CARES Act Emergency Fund dollars distributed in June/July 2020.
  • Be Title IV aid eligible (i.e. 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA application on file with BW to confirm eligibility). If you have not already completed the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA, you can complete and file a FAFSA online.
  • Have experienced a financial hardship as a result of the disruption of education due to the coronavirus.

Funds will be determined based on the number of requests and your demonstrated financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA.

Please Note: International, non-US citizen, dual-credit, CCP non-degree-seeking students, students exclusively enrolled in online courses, or students who withdrew from classes prior to March 13, 2020 and/or October 1, 2020 are not eligible for CARES Act funding.

Frequently Asked Questions


Applications are no longer accepted for the BW CARES Act Emergency Fund. The deadline for applications was October 23, 2020.