April 13, 2020

Dear students,
 
As a result of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) that was signed into law last week, CIM is receiving special federal funding which will directly assist students in need as a result of the disruption caused by the current pandemic.
 
The intent of these federal funds is to relieve urgent student needs around areas of housing, food, technology, healthcare and child care, due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
 
If you have urgent basic needs (rent, utilities, food, medical), please complete this application form to request emergency funding. A panel of CIM administrators will make award decisions on a rolling basis, with checks available as early as Friday, April 17. More details about the application cycle are found on the form itself. Please note: you must be logged in to your CIM email account to access the form.
 
There are limited funds available, and we will prioritize those with the most urgent basic needs. Awards made through this program are grants, not loans, and do not affect any financial aid you may receive from CIM.
 
If you have questions, please contact David Gilson ( david.gilson@cim.edu ), Associate Dean for Student Affairs, or Kristie Gripp ( kristine.gripp@cim.edu ), Director of Financial Aid.
 
Best,
 
Jerrod Price
Associate Dean, Admissions and Enrollment Management
Chair, Enrollment Management Committee