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Snow Emergency Update for February 1 and 2, 2021

Campus Financial Resources 

In the unprecedented situation our community, nation, and world are facing, we know that many students face increased financial constraints.  The federal, state and local governments are working quickly to resolve financial constraints for New Jersey residents. Rutgers-Newark leaders are working very closely with Rutgers-wide officials to coordinate the terms and timing of refunds connected to housing, dining, and other services.  We will update students with new information about this via email as soon as it is available.  Students can also access the FAQs on the Rutgers Coronavirus website.

Our hearts and minds are focused on you.  Please make use of the resources on campus that are available and operating during regular hours of operation.  

Off-campus Financial Resources

Beyond Rutgers University-Newark, there are a number of resources you can access. Below we have complied an important list per students’ requests. 

Your Federal Student Loans - Updates from the U.S. Department of Education

Secretary DeVos Extends Student Loan Forbearance Period Through January 31, 2021, in Response to COVID-19 National Emergency

Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

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Undocumented + DACAmented Financial Resources

EduMed - Scholarships and Resources for Undocumented Students

Financial Assistance for DACA Recipients Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

For further resources

Applying for and learning about New Jersey Unemployment:

If you may have lost your job due to Coronavirus, students should be filing for unemployment.  In the event that you should lose your employment, your current employer should be providing you details on how to apply for unemployment.

NJ COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced that applications for the COVID Housing Assistance Program. Families not able to pay their rent or mortgage if they suffered a financial hardship due to COVID-19 can check for eligibility and apply online.

View Details and Eligibility

NJ COVID-19 and Residential Mortgage Relief

The State of New Jersey is working to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 on residents who are struggling to pay their mortgage and bills.

For more information 

NJ COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) 

The COVID-19 Short Term Rental Assistance Program will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate- income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or have become unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

View Details and Eligibility

Updated information on housing in Newark and beyond:

Ensuring that you have access to housing is essential during this time.  To assist residents across the city and the US, the President and mayors have taken steps to eliminate evictions. The State of New Jersey and the City of Newark have suspended evictions and foreclosures, and President Trump suspends evictions and foreclosures during the month of April.

Applying for and learning about SNAP:

SNAP may be able to help you with a number issues, especially with access to food in your community. Learn all about SNAP and other services.

NJ COVID-19 School-Age Tuition Assistance for Working Families 

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program can help you pay for care for your school-age child in need of child care as a result of COVID-19 remote learning schools schedules. 

For more on COVID-19 Child Care assistance

Free Internet Access for Students

A number of providers of internet access have committed to providing access to students via the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. The arrangements vary among providers so check these webpages for the details:

You can also view Internet Assistance for Low Income Families

More on technology resources here

Working with other major expenses:

Beyond educational expenses, students also asked for information on how and when to deal with a number of other expenses. Below, you will find current announcement on how to work with current lenders and payment options: