Stephens College is committed to providing support to students in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most immediate source of aid is federal funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Stephens has already distributed approximately $167,000 in direct grants to all eligible students; that included undergraduate students who attended classes on campus (excluding fully online Health Information Administration students), as well as graduate students in the Master of Education in Counseling and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester.
Stephens will distribute the remaining CARES Act funds by establishing a Student Emergency Assistance Fund that will respond to continuing financial challenges directly resulting from COVID-19. Learn about eligibility requirements and the application process. We will begin accepting applications on July 15, 2020, and requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until all the funds are disbursed.
Special Assistant to the President and Title IX Coordinator Shannon Walls and Assistant Director of Financial Aid Jason Enright are available to answer questions about the CARES Act and the Stephens College Student Emergency Assistance Fund.