Every undergraduate student at Eastern Kentucky University who is enrolled full-time for the current fall semester received $200 from the latest round of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Part of the money given to the university was specifically for direct payments to students. Elizabeth Ballou, assistant vice president of enrollment management and the interim director for student financial assistance & scholarships at EKU made the announcement on Wednesday and stated that this distribution of funds applies to both on-campus and online undergraduate students.
Ballou stated that no action was needed to be taken on the part of students, as they will automatically receive the money as either a direct deposit or a check mailed to the address listed on their file.
“As we continue the fight against COVID-19, EKU continues its process of making emergency relief funds associated with expenses due to COVID-19 available to as many students as possible,” Ballou wrote.