Otterbein Offers COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Impacted Students and Families
Posted Apr 17, 2020
Otterbein University’s Cabinet has approved a new initiative to begin the summer 2020 semester — COVID-19 Emergency Funding.
“We’re hoping this additional funding will offer some important relief to our students and their families, opportunity,” said Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, Otterbein’s vice president for enrollment management. “Otterbein is unwavering in its commitment to access and affordability and has long cared about helping families navigate the reality of unexpected circumstances.”
COVID-19 Emergency Funding will help provide immediate relief for students coping with the widening financial ramifications of this global pandemic. If a family’s financial reality has been directly or indirectly affected by this health crisis, they are coping with a COVID-19 related illness, or they accrue unexpected expenses as a result of this pandemic, students may be eligible for some level of COVID-19 Emergency Funding support.
“This crisis is painful enough. A student’s education, future and goals shouldn’t have to be cancelled, too. Otterbein University’s Student Financial Services team is ready to work with each of our COVID-19 impacted families to support their student’s education,” added Blackburn-Smith.
Otterbein University’s Student Financial Services team is ready to work with each of our COVID-19 impacted families to support their student’s education.
UPDATE (5/26/2020): The application deadline for COVID-19 Emergency funding has passed. If you have questions about financial aid or need emergency assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.