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CARES Funding – Financial Assistance to Students (May 8, 2020)


May 8, 2020

Pratt Institute has been allocated $1.4 million to provide financial assistance to students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19. Funds are available to Pratt students who are eligible to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. It is important to note that you do not have to have filed a FAFSA form, but must be eligible to do so. Pratt is prioritizing the allocation of these funds to students with the most need focused on the following areas:

  • Housing/Food/Travel insecurity
  • Student/Parent/Guardian job loss
  • Additional Expense for Supplies/Materials/Technology

Because our goal is to help as many students as possible, we may not be able to meet your full request, however we urge you to make an application for the assistance that you need. To apply for CARES funding, complete the application located here:

Please remember to attach any documentation that is available in support of your request. We urge you to act as soon as possible- funds are limited and we anticipate a high response from your fellow students. If you have any questions about the CARES application, please contact Martha Cedarholm, the Director of Student Support and Advocacy at

Nedi Goga
Executive Director of Student Financial Services

Martha Cedarholm
Director of Student Support and Advocacy