Information on CARES Act Emergency Grant Distribution

Friday, May 29, 2020

Albion College has received funding for federal emergency grants through the CARES Act and will be distributing grants to students the week of June 1, 2020. The purpose of the federal emergency grant is to help students cover some of the costs associated with the transition from in-person to online learning due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

All eligible students* who have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA application and were determined by the Office of Student Financial Services to be eligible for federal financial aid (Title IV) will receive an emergency grant between $500 and $1,300 based upon need. Students do not have to apply or take any action for this grant. For all eligible students, the emergency grant will be posted on the student’s account and within a week a refund will be generated for the posted amount.

Albion College highly recommends the use of direct deposit (eRefund) to expedite the delivery of the student refund. If you are not already signed up for eRefund, you can complete the banking information in your TouchNet account. For those not currently signed up for eRefund through TouchNet, the College will mail a paper check to the home address on record. We ask that students verify their home address to ensure that it is current by reviewing this information in your ACIS account. If you have questions related to setting up an eRefund via TouchNet, please reach out to the Office of Accounting at or 517/629-0507.

The College will retain some funds for any students who may have additional needs and/or for those who have not registered for the Fall 2020 semester. Students who have not registered for Fall are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office at .

*Eligible students must be currently enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester, be in good academic standing, have been enrolled in a degree program at Albion College on March 13, 2020, and meet all qualifications for federal financial aid (Title IV).

Note: The above information also has been directly communicated to students via email.