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To Lyon students: Apply for CARES relief funds today

Over 150 Lyon College students have received CARES funds so far, and Dean of Students Dr. Patrick Mulick wants students to know funds are still available.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allotted relief funds for colleges to disburse to students. 

Lyon has over $300,000 available to sophomores, juniors, and rising seniors (class of 2021). As of Friday, May 22, approximately 200 of the College’s 600 students had applied, and the College had sent 191 CARES checks to students. Graduating seniors (class of 2020) had to apply before graduation to be eligible.

This means about 400 Lyon students have yet to apply for relief funds they might be eligible for.

In his weekly Facebook live to students, Mulick reminded students to apply through the request form available on the College’s coronavirus update page.

“Students who have not applied are encouraged to do so and students that have already received funds are also eligible to request again if the need is there."

When filling out the form, students will need their Lyon ID number, their current mailing address, and information on financial aid options they have utilized.

A task force reviews students’ applications and then approves recipients. Mulick added that so far, the task force has had a quick turnaround in sending funds to students in need; students have received CARES funds about two weeks after applying.

"We are working hard to get the CARES funds disbursed to students as quickly as possible. We understand that many of our students and their families have great needs right now."

If you are a Lyon student and you or your family have been impacted by COVID-19, please visit lyon.edu/coronavirus to submit an application for CARES relief funds.