According to CARES funding eligibility requirements, among other stipulations, a recipient must:
- have been enrolled for classes in the Spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020 in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking program (students who were exclusively enrolled in an online distance education program are not eligible),
- have a 2019-20 FAFSA on file with Western Michigan University, and
- demonstrate financial need or hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please allow 10-15 business days for processing of your application. Once your application has been processed, the refund procedure will begin. Refunds will disburse electronically if you have an e-refund account set-up or you will be mailed a paper check. Please note that funds will not be applied to any outstanding balance, but directly refunded to you. Please continue to check GoWMU regarding the status of your refund.