On March 27th, the CARES Act was signed into law, which provided Missouri Baptist University with funding to assist students who had expenses related to the disruption of MBU’s campus operations due to COVID-19.
MBU received this funding at the end of April and determined that we can provide most students with a direct cash grant without requiring you to apply for funding.
You will be receiving (amount) from the CARES Act Emergency Grant funding.
Receiving Funds & Payment Method
This funding will be applied to your student account by the end of this week and we will then begin a process of refunding these funds to you. These funds are not intended to help cover your account balance at MBU, so no funds will be withheld for balances you may owe us. For that reason, you will not see these funds posted in your student account. This email will be the only direct communication you will receive pertaining to the amount of your direct cash grant.
After we have applied these funds to your account, it should take 3-10 days for you to receive a payment. The fastest method for receiving your CARES Act funds is Direct Deposit. Anyone who has not opted into receiving their refunds by Direct Deposit (click here) will receive them at a later date through physical check. Please make sure your addresses are updated within MyMBU Access (click here) by clicking the Update Profile link in the top left corner upon signing in.
Additional Funds by Application Only
Some students may have expenses that exceed our determined amount for their direct cash grant. If this applies to you, we have reserved a small amount of funding that students may apply to receive. More information on the CARES Act Emergency Grant, disclosure of our methodology for the awards, and a link to the application can be found here: https://www.mobap.edu/financial-aid/cares-act-emergency- grants-to-students/
We know that the past two months have been very difficult for our students and we are thankful that received funding so we can help our students to deal with the disruptions to their education. If there is additional support you need from your MBU family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please email COVID19response@mobap.edu to let us know how we can support you during these challenging times.
Blessings in Christ,
Director, Student Financial Services