Students must meet the basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to be eligible to receive a CARES Act grant. In combination with the McDaniel CARES Act: Eligibility Form, the 2019-2020 Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data will be used to determine a student’s eligibility. Currently, there are roughly 1,826 McDaniel College students who are eligible to receive the grant.
The Department has provided each institution with the authority to create an institutional policy in how the funds will be distributed. McDaniel College has sent emails to students providing detailed information regarding the process.
Unfortunately, international students or DACA students are not eligible to receive the funds however students who are not eligible may request additional funding through the Financial Aid Office.
For questions or information about how to apply for CARES Act grants, please contact the Financial Aid Office.