CARES Act School Notification 7-1-2020

Dear LIBI Students:

We want you to know that the financial aid staff has been working hard to provide assistance to students who face serious financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. After reviewing our records, we believe that some of you may still be eligible to receive some emergency aid from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We have received many inquiries to-date and we are working diligently to address your questions and needs. Please note, before we can make a final determination, the CARES Act provisions require that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 award year to ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria.

LIBI received these funds from the U.S. Department of Education to address the pressing financial need of students due to COVID-19. The funds may be used for “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or childcare).” Once you complete your FAFSA application we will be able to assess whether you qualify to receive funds under the CARES Act.  Once you complete your FAFSA we should be able to get back to you with a final determination. A check will be mailed to the address on file with the Registrar Office. If you would like to verify your mailing address, please contact the Registrar Staff:

Commack Students:

Christine Mattar – [email protected]

Flushing and Manhattan Students:

Connie Zheng: [email protected]

Mandy Hui: [email protected]

For questions about the CARES Act grant program, please refer to:

If you have other questions, please contact the Financial Aid Staff member assigned to you, or email the individuals listed below. To continue to keep current about any financial aid developments, please check the college website and your LIBI email.

On behalf of all LIBI Faculty and staff, we wish you and your family good health and safety.

Financial Aid Staff

Nazaret Kiregian: [email protected]

Li Zhu: [email protected]

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