Emergency Relief Funding Available for Students

May 1, 2020

Dear Students,

We are writing to you today with some good news!

St. Norbert College received federal emergency aid from the United States government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help students who are struggling with expenses related to the campus closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below we’ve included more information about eligibility and the process to apply for this aid.

Who is eligible for CARES Act funding?

CARES Act funding only may be distributed to students who are eligible to file a FAFSA and who have eligibility to participate in Title IV aid programs. We are disappointed that this excludes international and DACA students. If you are an international or DACA student who is experiencing financial hardship, please contact the office of financial aid. We are working to assist you in other ways.

What expenses are eligible to be covered?

CARES Act funds only can be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Examples include:
  • Books and supplies for online courses
  • Technology needs for online course delivery (internet, data plan, etc.)
  • Unexpected medical expenses
  • Expenses related to moving home or for storage
  • Child care
  • Current shelter needs since leaving campus
  • Food

How do I apply?

Students who are eligible for CARES Act funding may submit the application for CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding, explaining how they have been financially impacted by the pandemic and their associated costs.

What is the application deadline?

All applications submitted by May 15, 2020, will be considered. Funding is limited with priority given to students demonstrating the greatest financial need. Because funding is limited, you are strongly encouraged to apply by May 15. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are exhausted.

If you have questions about the grant or your eligibility, view the frequently asked questions. You also can contact the office of financial aid at financialaid@snc.edu or 920-403-3071.


Jessica Rafeld
Director of Financial Aid

Elisha Jaeke
2019-20 SGA President

Oliver Dressel
2020 Interim SGA President