Gannon receives third round of federal funding

Michael Guido, Managing Editor

Gannon University announced Tuesday it had received a $3.7 million allocation of relief money from the federal government.

The money, which became available as a result of the American Recovery Plan’s funds for higher education emergency relief, will be dispersed among qualifying students.

To qualify, students need to have been enrolled at Gannon on or after March 13, 2020, and the student must be currently enrolled at Gannon for the upcoming fall semester.

According to the email, March 13 was chosen as the date for qualification due to it being the date the national emergency was declared due to COVID-19.

The amount the student qualifies for is based on their expected family contribution (EFC) and enrollment status for the fall semester.

Students who meet the threshold to qualify will be notified by the financial aid office beginning the week of July 26 and will begin seeing the grant money deposited to their bank accounts during the week of August 2.

If students have not signed up for direct deposit with Gannon, they have until Sunday; otherwise, the amount they receive will be mailed to their home address.

The emergency financial aid can be used by students for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to the “cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.”

If students have any questions or unmet financial aid, they are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid office at 814-871-7337 or via email at [email protected].


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