Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Dear UB Student,

The University of Bridgeport is pleased to inform you that we have been allocated over $1.6 million through the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.  

We are finalizing our plan to distribute these funds as quickly as possible. The US Department of Education has made these funds available to UB with the following criteria for student eligibility: you must be Title IV eligible and not be enrolled exclusively as a distance learning student prior to March 13, 2020. We are pleased that this applies to both undergraduate and graduate students who are Title IV eligible.

We are using FAFSA as the basis to confirm Title IV eligibility. Based on UB’s allocation, we will distribute $500 to every student for whom UB has documented Title IV eligibility and who is not disqualified by the distance learning exclusion.

The fastest way to receive your $500 is via Electronic Refunds/eRefunds found on the UB Portal under Webadvisor for Students’ Financial Information link. If you are eligible and you have already setup your eRefunds, you are all set. If not, go to the site before Thursday, May 21, 2020 and complete the simple steps.

We have launched a webpage on the UB website to provide you with the most up-to-date information: https://www.bridgeport.edu/covid-19/cares-act.php.

Please direct all questions about this funding to UBCARES@bridgeport.edu.

Best wishes for a healthy and safe summer and I look forward to seeing you in the fall!


Stephen Healey
Interim President