Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant Report2021-10-08T23:34:27+00:00
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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

(HEERF) Grant Report

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant Report

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Revised October 8, 2021

Fielding Graduate University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Apportions Act (CRRSAA), and American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), also known as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I, II & III) to the U.S. Department of Education.  The university has used or intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004 (a) (1) of HEERF I, II & III to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act/HEERF I

  • Fielding Graduate University received $115,599 from the Department of Education to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 12, 2020 is $115,599.
  • The estimated total number of students eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in TITLE IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 600.
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 12, 2020 is 595.

Fielding sent $200 grant awards to students who were identified as eligible.  Eligible students were those enrolled or on approved leave of absence for Summer 2020 who are eligible to receive federal financial aid and were not enrolled in a completely online program as of June 1, 2020.  The identified students received an email notifying them of their eligibility.  Funds were sent by electronic transfer, if the student has opted in, or by check, if not opted in for electronic transfer.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Apportions Act (CRRSAA) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARP)/HEERF II & III

  • Fielding Graduate University has received or will receive a total of $434,997 from the Department of Education to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section (a)(1) of the CRRSAA and ARP programs as of September 30, 2021 is $433,000.
  • The estimated total number of students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is 1170.
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of September 30, 2021 is 515.

All students enrolled in any Fielding certificate, master’s degree, or doctoral degree program on June 2, 2021 were sent an email notification requesting completion of a student questionnaire application to determine financial need related to the pandemic.  The application requested information about housing and food insecurity, household income falling below the US poverty line, and unmet costs of attendance components (including housing, food, books/supplies, healthcare, transportation, childcare, and tuition).  Students who completed the application by mid-June 2021 indicating financial need received grant awards between $250 and $2,000.  Funds were sent by electronic transfer, if the student has opted in, or by check, if not opted in for electronic transfer.

FAQ’s for Students
(Instructions, directions, or guidance concerning the CARES Grant)

What can the grants fund?2021-10-08T22:38:26+00:00

The HEERF emergency grants are designed to support student expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These expenses might include food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare expenses. Grants will be disbursed electronically via direct deposit or via paper check.

If I receive funds from the HEERF grant and withdraw or take emergency leave, do I need to return the money?2021-10-08T22:39:26+00:00

No, the HEERF funding is intended to provide one-time relief funding to mitigate the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is eligible for HEERF grant funds?2021-10-08T22:40:19+00:00

Eligible recipients for the Summer 2020 and Summer 2021 funding allocations were notified by email.  Any remaining available HEERF grant funds will be awarded based on application for emergency need funding through the Common Scholarship Application in WebAdvisor Self-Service.  Students in any Fielding certificate, master’s degree, or doctoral degree program are eligible to apply for emergency funding.

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