The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that enables institutions to award emergency grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

Georgia Tech received a limited amount of funds to disburse to current students. Awards will be distributed as CARES Grants by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid in consultation with the Division of Student Life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately 4,752 students received CARES grants averaging $1,000 each. The maximum amount granted per recipient was $2,000.

Disbursements of CARES Grants began May 7 and will continue until funds are depleted.

No. The Institute’s allocation for CARES Grants is not enough to help all currently enrolled students. Grants were limited to a maximum of $2,000 per student in order to serve the most students with the greatest demonstrated financial need.

Students are selected based upon criteria approved by the University System of Georgia using financial aid applications already on file, and from students applying for the Georgia Tech Student Relief Fund, managed by the Office of the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students.


Yes. Students in need of emergency financial assistance may complete the application for the Georgia Tech Student Relief Fund. The Office of the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students will contact students to coordinate assistance through the Office of Financial Aid. The maximum amount of each grant is $2,000.

No. In order to serve the largest volume of students in need, students may only receive a maximum of $2,000 assistance from one of the two programs.

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April 2021

December 2021

October 2021

May 2021