On August 5, 2020, Michigan Barber School received a Grant Award Notification allowing the school to allocate funds for an emergency financial aid grant by the Department of Education.  The CARES Act provides schools with additional funding to assist with distance education and losses due to Covid-19. The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Michigan Barber School has created an application that will allow those who are eligible to receive a grant for technology needs to ensure accessibility to MindTap, Zoom and reliable communication with faculty and staff. If you are a recipient of this grant, you must spend the funds solely on technology-related items such as a new computer/tablet, internet service, new cellular device, and/or accessories (printer, webcam, scanner, etc.).

The school has received $223,600 and has one year to disburse these funds to eligible students.  As of September 11th, approximately 94 students are eligible to receive a grant.  By September 11, $19,315 has been requested to applicants.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Currently Attending – Cannot be on Leave of Absence
  • Must be eligible to receive Title IV funds
    • Cannot be FSA Ineligible
  • Passing Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status
  • U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen

The remaining number of hours, attendance and grades will be considered to determine eligibility as well.

*Cash paying students will need to see the administrative office to check eligibility.

The application will be emailed and made available in the administrative office on September 8, 2020. For additional questions or concerns, please see the Financial Aid Representative in the administrative office and see the school catalog for information on the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.