Spring 2020-HEERF-CARES Act

Eligibility requirements

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.

Refund procedure

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.

CARES Act—Report and Disclosures