CARES Act/Babson Emergency Fund

Babson College is pleased to provide funding from two sources to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 during the spring 2020 semester:

  • The Babson Emergency Fund was created with donations from generous alumni and friends.
  • Babson College received funds from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the amount of $880,995 in May 2020. Babson signed and returned to the U.S Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.  Grants from that fund will range from $50 to $6,195 (maximum amount allowed by the U.S. Department of Education).
    • The estimated total number of Babson College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 970.
    • As of November 2020, CARES funds have been fully distributed to undergraduate and graduate students who completed either the 19-20 or 20-21 FAFSA and were enrolled for Spring 2020 and continuing into Summer 2020 or Fall 2020.  Students could submit an application through October 2020.  As of November 2020, any remaining CARES funds were evenly distributed to all eligible students who had not previously submitted an application for CARES funds.  
    • 30-Day HEERF Reporting for 5/31/2020: The total number of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 31, 2020 is 0.  The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 31, 2020 is $0. 
    • Quarterly HEERF Reporting for 6/30/2020:  The total number of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as June 30, 2020 is 20.  The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 30, 2020 is $23,133.
    • Quarterly HEERF Reporting for 9/30/2020: The total number of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as September 30, 2020 is 45.  The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2020 is $65,085. 
    • Quarterly HEERF Reporting for 12/31/2020: The total number of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as December 31, 2020 is 952.  The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 31, 2020 is $880,995.  This is the final quarterly  HEERF Student Portion report for Babson College.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled and matriculated into a degree or certificate program at Babson can submit an application for the Babson Emergency Fund.  Requests will be reviewed based on expenses related to the disruption of campus operations during the spring 2020 or Fall 2020 semester due to the coronavirus. Funds cannot be used to pay for Babson related costs such as tuition, room and board or any other outstanding balances.

Examples of costs that can be considered and the typical reimbursement amount Babson can consider:

ExpenseReimburse­mentExamples/​Requirements
Food Up to $400 Food costs for students unable to return home and living off campus
Housing Up to $1400 Students unable to return home and needing to stay on campus, or renting off campus
Transpor­tation Up to $500 Costs to travel home
Technology/​Course Materials Up to $250 Internet access, costs related to online learning
Storage Costs Up to $250 Moving or storage costs related to campus closing in March 2020
Canceled Programs/​Travel Costs Varies  Costs related to canceled education abroad programs in the spring—amounts will typically be based on the expense categories listed on this chart
Health Care Based on cost Receipts required
Child Care Based on cost Receipts required

Students should submit ONE application for CARES funds.  You can include different expenses (food, housing, etc.) all within one application by clicking on "add another response" at the bottom of the request form.  

Reimbursement Form







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Student Certification
By typing my name below, I certify that:

  • The information is complete and accurate
  • I will use CARES Act/Babson Emergency Funds only for the purposes specified
  • I will reimburse Babson College if the funds, or some portion of the funds, are no longer needed or if funding is provided to me from another source, e.g., insurance
  • I will submit receipts or other documentation as requested


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Babson has implemented recommended amounts for each type of request in order to best distribute limited funds. Payment will be directly to the student in the form of a check or EFT refund initiated on the Babson Hub. Given the volume of requests, please allow 2 weeks for processing once you submit your request.

Prior to receiving CARES funds, the College advanced many requests to students via the Babson Emergency Fund. If you previously requested funds for a particular expense, we cannot provide additional funding for that same cost.