Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Program (CARES Act)
Campbellsville University has been awarded funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), made possible through the Coronavirus Assistance, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help address the immediate and urgent impacts on our students and university.
The U.S. Department of Education requires 50 percent of the funding be disbursed to students as emergency financial aid grants and the other 50 percent can be used for institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Campbellsville University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement on 4/11/2020 for the student portion to provide assurance that at least 50 percent of funding is being used for emergency financial aid grants to students.
A $500.00 block grant has been issued to degree-seeking students that were enrolled on 3/16/2020 and met the following criteria: Title IV eligible according to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act, filed a 2019-20 FAFSA with no flags, and were not enrolled in a completely online program. Students were notified through their university email address that the emergency financial aid grants would be issued as a direct deposit (if enrolled) or a mailed paper check. The email also included a link for students to request additional CARES funding through the Student Emergency Aid Request Form. Emergency aid funds are intended to help with academically related expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. The Emergency Aid Application is also located on the Campbellsville University website.
HEERF/CARES Act Funds Awarded to Institution
$1,600,734 Student portion
$1,600,734 Institutional portion
$3,201,468 Total funds
Total Funds distributed to students, under
Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as
emergency financial aid grants
$1,310,140 as of 5/11/2020
Estimated total of Students eligible for and
received HEERF/CARES Act funding
1936 students as of 5/11/2020