Financial Resources During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

We know that this is not an easy time for anyone. We recognize that the current situation may have caused unanticipated financial challenges for our students. We are thinking about all of you and how we can help you through this time. GGU has multiple, but limited, financial resources available to students during this trying time.

COVID-19 Emergency Grants

GGU, through funding from the federal government and institutional resources, has established a COVID-19 Emergency Grant fund to support unexpected costs due to the extraordinary circumstances of the global COVID-19 outbreak. Emergency grants in the amount of $500 are available to students in good academic standing enrolled at GGU for the term the application is being submitted. Funding is limited, however GGU is committed to assist as many students as possible but some requests may be denied.

Emergency assistance for all allowable expenses will be provided in accordance with institutional policy and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. The COVID-19 Emergency Grant can be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Examples of Unexpected Expenses
  • Emergency relocation/temporary housing expenses
  • Temporary food insecurity/increased food expenses
  • Technology: new/upgraded laptop, upgraded internet/wi-fi, upgraded software and hardware
  • Child care
  • Mental health counseling
Expenses Generally Not Covered
  • Tuition and student fees
  • Outstanding debt to the university or otherwise (i.e. credit cards, fees past due, etc.)
  • Other university fees

Application and Review Process

To apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant, fill out the application here. (Use your myGGU login to access the form.)

Applicants will receive a response within two weeks of submitting the request. Funds will be provided via direct deposit. Please ensure that your banking information is up-to-date through your GGU4YOU account.

Other Available Resources

GGU Extended Payment Plan

GGU is offering an extended payment plan for those students who need it. For more information, email: sas@ggu.edu.

Federal Financial Aid

If you already receive Federal Aid, you will continue to remain eligible to receive funding to assist with your tuition, fees, books, and living/housing expenses as long as you are enrolled at least half time for the summer term.

If you currently do not receive Federal Aid, grants and/or loans are available to US Citizens or eligible permanent residents to assist students with their tuition, books and living/housing expenses, regardless of their income. The application process is easy and can be completed online.

To determine your eligibility, please complete the following forms as soon as possible:

ED Guidance on Reporting of Student Grants

For all other questions, email the Financial Aid office at finaid@ggu.edu.