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 college.

The U.S. Department of Education has mandated that half of the funding is to be disbursed to students impacted by the pandemic and the other half can be used for institutional costs. Campbellsville University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement on 4/11/2020 to assure that the funding is being applied to students in need.

A $500.00 block grant has been given 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 who were not enrolled in a completely online program. Students were notified through university email address that the grant funds would be issued as a direct deposit or 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 was located on the Campbellsville University website until funds were depleted.

HEERF/CARES Act Funds Awarded to Institution

$1,600,734 Student portion
$1,600,734 Institutional portion
$162,375 Strengthening Institutions portion
$3,363,843 Total funds

Total Funds distributed to students, under
Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as
emergency financial aid grants

$1,600,734 as of 6/05/2020

Estimated total of Students eligible for and
received HEERF/CARES Act funding

1956 students as of 6/05/2020

Total institutional portion distributed, under Section 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act

$1,600,734 as of 12/22/20 – final report

Total strengthening institutions portion distributed, under Section 18004 (a)(2) of the CARES Act

$162,375 as of 12/22/20 – final report