CARES Funding

I was impacted by COVID-19. Is there extra assistance to help me with my expenses? 

You may be eligible for additional assistance to help you with the expenses you incurred as a result of COVID-19. Please visit the Student Affairs Mountaineer Emergency Fund page for more information on eligibility and how to apply.


My family was impacted by COVID and I will need extra assistance this fall. What can I do? 

Your financial aid eligibility for 2020-21 is partly based on your and/or your family’s 2018 income and tax information. If this is not reflective of your current circumstances, please reach out to us at 828-262-2190 or Our counselors will be able to help you explore your options, such as unutilized loan eligibility, scholarship opportunities, or private educational loans. In some cases, our counselors may be able to help you appeal for a recalculation of your eligibility or make an adjustment to your cost of attendance.