Heritage Christian University received $25,804 from the U.S. Department of Education as part of Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) on April 22, 2020.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission totals $12,902, 50% of the total aid received.

Fifteen students at HCU were found 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. Each student had filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. These payments have now been sent to and received by these 15 students.

The number of individual grants was based on the number of campus students forced to transfer to Distance Learning and their expected family contribution. The basis of the funding included eligible expenses such as housing, food, course materials. Students were put into tiers based on their expected family contribution (EFC). The average total grant to each student was just over $860.

For more information on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, please visit the Department’s CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund page.