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Financial Assistance Request COVID-19 Federal CARES Act Funding

If you are an active student with Eastern Oregon University (which means you are currently registered in courses this spring term), please log into this form using your Mountie Pass username (the name before the @eou.edu in your email address) and your Mountie pass Password to complete this form.

If you have any questions about this form, please email us at fao@eou.edu.

Eastern Oregon University has received its CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education  These funds provide direct emergency assistance for EOU “on campus” degree program students.  EOU’s goal is to assist students with the greatest need, in accordance with the federal guidelines.  These students include:

  • Students registered in “on campus degree programs” for Spring term 2020, eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid;
  • Students who’s “on campus” jobs were discontinued as a result of the COVID19 partial campus closure, and are no longer receiving an EOU paycheck for spring term;
  • Students who experienced additional expenses directly related to the disruption of the EOU campus moving to remote spring term operations.  Expenses to include losses for food, housing, additional course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare.
CARES Act facts:

The University acknowledges that is has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education and intends to utilize these funds to assist students in need, due to the COVID19 disruption, under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Total CARES Act funds received:  $597,164

Total CARES Act funds awarded (as of date of report submission):  TBD

Total # of students who have received CARES Act funds:  TBD

Estimated number of students eligible to participate in Title IV:  1,855

To receive CARES Act funding, on campus degree seeking students just need to apply by utlizing the application at the top of this page.  All applicants will be sent an additional questionnaire that will need to be returned to fao@eou.edu, before applications will be processed.

Distribution & eRefunds

All CARES Act applications will be processed as quickly as possible.  Students will be notified via email (EOU email) once their application has been processed.  All CARES Act funds will be deposited directly to their student account.   Then, disbursed based on the student’s disbursement selection on their personal student account (check or eRefund).