Welcome to COVID 311, a portal for college students affected by COVID-19 to seek help. When you apply below, a case manager will reach out to you to help you find emergency financial aid, apply for public benefits, and connect with local resources. Please note: this is not an application for cash grants from Rise. We look forward to helping you!
Advocacy & the CARES Act
Rise and Swipe Out Hunger students helped win more than $6 billion in emergency financial aid for college students through the CARES Act. Join our #FAIRCARES student advocacy movement to make sure students have a seat at the table in disbursing these funds equitably, quicky, and transparently.
As the effects of the coronavirus become more clear, Rise is conducting research to assess the toll on students. Sudden campus closures, rapid layoffs, and unexpected moves have left students across the country in a lurch. In our first research effort, Rise surveyed more than 500 students nationwide who attend over 120 community colleges and universities.