Reports for quarter ended September 30, 2021, for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III-Institutional Portion

HEERF III

Elon University received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) as part of the $39.6 billion authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the CRRSA Act and CARES Act.  The university was authorized $3,902,878 which is available to assist in recovering costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Allowable reimbursements include, but are not limited to, costs related to refunds and credits of tuition, housing, room and board, additional technology needs, off-campus housing, campus safety and support for faculty and staff training in online instruction.

Reimbursement of these expenses is limited to the cumulative awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Quarterly reporting is required beginning with the period ending June 30, 2021, where no expenses were reported. Expenses claimed for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, equal $2,500. Individual quarterly reports are available below:

Quarter ended September 30, 2021-HEERF III

Report for quarter ended September 30, 2021, for receipt of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II and III-Student Portion

HEERF II

Elon is required to provide the same amount on student grants through HEERF II funding as with HEERF I ($1,494,616). These grants may be used to satisfy charges on the student’s account or request that approved grants be directly distributed through the Bursar’s Office.

  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II student portion.
  • As of September 30, 2021, a total of $1,406,000 has been distributed to students.
  • Elon determined that 6,553 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 975 students have requested and received an emergency financial aid grant as of September 30, 2021.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2021 and eligible to apply for federal aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a HEERF II emergency financial aid grant of $2,500. All other eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students received an emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. Students completed a verification form as part of this process.

HEERF III

Elon is required to provide at least 50 percent of the HEERF III funding as emergency financial aid grants to students. These grants may be used to satisfy charges on the student’s account or request that approved grants be directly distributed through the Bursar’s Office.

  • Elon University has received $3,902,878 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III student portion.
  • As of September 30, 2021, a total of $2,500 has been distributed to students.
  • Elon determined that 7,063 students are enrolled in degree-seeking programs and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 2,048 students have requested an emergency financial aid grant as of September 30, 2021.
  • Less than 10 students have received an emergency financial aid grant as of September 30, 2021. NOTE: As of September 30, 2021, the University was still reviewing applications with a due date of September 30. These emergency grants will be processed and distributed the first week of October 2021. The University will continue to review applications and distribute additional emergency financial aid grants received after the September 30, 2021 due date on an individual basis.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during fall semester 2021 were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who are eligible for Pell Grants will receive a HEERF III emergency financial aid grant of $4,500. All other eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students will receive an emergency financial aid grant of $1,175. Students completed a verification form as part of this process.

Reports for quarter ended June 30, 2021, for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) I and II-Institutional Portion

HEERF I

Elon University received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act as part of the $14 billion allotted to the Office of Postsecondary Education to establish the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF I. The university received $1,494,616 which was available to assist in recovering costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Allowable reimbursements include, but are not limited to, costs related to refunds and credits of tuition, housing, room and board, additional technology needs, off-campus housing, campus safety and support for faculty and staff training in online instruction.

Reimbursement of these expenses is limited to the cumulative awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Expenses claimed for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 equal $195,087. Quarterly reporting was required beginning with the period ended September 30, 2020. The institutional portion of HEERF I has been fully expended as of the quarter ending June 30, 2021. No further reporting on the HEERF I-Institutional Portion is required. Individual quarterly reports are available below:

Quarter ended June 30, 2021-HEERF I

Quarter ended March 31, 2021-HEERF I

Quarter ended December 31, 2020-HEERF I

Quarter ended September 30, 2020-HEERF I

HEERF II

Elon University received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) as part of the $23 billion authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act). The university was authorized $2,838,772 which is available to assist in recovering costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Allowable reimbursements include, but are not limited to, costs related to refunds and credits of tuition, housing, room and board, additional technology needs, off-campus housing, campus safety and support for faculty and staff training in online instruction.

The institutional portion of HEERF II funding was fully expended in the quarter ending June 30, 2021. Total expenses claimed to date equal $2,838,772. No further reporting on HEERF II-Institutional Portion is required. Individual quarterly reports are available below:

Quarter ended June 30, 2021-HEERF II

Report for quarter ended June 30, 2021, for receipt of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) I and II-Student Portion

HEERF I

Elon University administrative staff members have signed and returned the certification and agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Elon has provided the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the funds received through the CARES Act (HEERF I) as emergency financial aid grants to students.

  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student portion.
  • As of June 30, 2021, the student portion has been fully expended. A total of $1,494,616 has been distributed to students.
  • Elon determined that 2,610 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 2,041 students have requested and received an emergency financial aid grant as of June 30, 2021.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Initially, students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a CARES ACT (HEERF I) emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. During the Spring 2021 semester, PELL students who were still enrolled were given an opportunity to apply for a second HEERF I emergency financial aid grant. The approved grants were awarded for $840.89 per student. All other eligible undergraduate students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $500. All other eligible graduate and professional school students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $350. Students completed a verification form as part of this process.
  • Elon’s Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life awarded $52,629 of CARES Act (HEERF I) emergency financial aid grants through the Chaplains Emergency Fund. Elon awarded $45,000 of the CARES Act emergency Financial Aid Grant to the Global Education Center to compensate a known number of students for losses associated with study abroad room costs not reimbursed by third-party providers. These amounts are included in the total funds distributed of $1,494,616.
  • This report serves as the final quarterly report for the CARES Act (HEERF I) funding.

HEERF II

Elon is required to provide the same amount on student grants through HEERF II funding as with HEERF I ($1,494,616). These grants may be used to satisfy charges on the student’s account or request that approved grants be directly distributed through the Bursar’s Office.

  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II student portion.
  • As of June 30, 2021 a total of $1,403,500 has been distributed to students.
  • Elon determined that 6,553 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 974 students have requested and received an emergency financial aid grant as of June 30, 2021.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2021 and eligible to apply for federal aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a HEERF II emergency financial aid grant of $2,500. All other eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students received an emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. Students completed a verification form as part of this process.

Report for quarter ended March 31, 2021, for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding-Institutional Portion

Elon University received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act as part of the $14 billion allotted to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. The university received $1,494,616 which is available to assist in recovering costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Allowable reimbursements include, but are not limited to, costs related to refunds and credits of tuition, housing, room and board, additional technology needs, off-campus housing, campus safety and support for faculty and staff training in online instruction.

Reimbursement of these expenses is limited to the cumulative awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Cumulative expenses claimed to date equal $1,299,529. Quarterly reporting is required beginning with the period ended September 30, 2020. Expenses claimed for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, equal $25,385. Individual quarterly reports are available below:

Report for quarter ended March 31, 2021, for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding

Elon University administrative staff members have signed and returned the certification and agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Elon intends to use the funds received through the CARES Act to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the emergency financial aid grants to students.

  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student portion.
  • Of that amount, $1,299,529 has been distributed to students as of March 31, 2021.
  • Elon determined that 2,610 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 2,034 students have requested and received an emergency financial aid grant as of March 31, 2021.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a CARES ACT emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. All other eligible undergraduate students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $500. All other eligible graduate and professional school students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $350. Students completed a verification form as part of this process.
  • Elon has earmarked $100,000 of the CARES Act emergency financial aid grant to be distributed by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life through the Chaplains Emergency Fund. Of those funds a total of $52,629 has been awarded. Elon has awarded $45,000 of the CARES Act emergency Financial Aid Grant for the Global Education Center to compensate a known number of students for losses associated with study abroad room costs not reimbursed by third-party providers. These amounts are included in the total funds distributed of $1,299,529.

Report for quarter ended December 31, 2020, for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding

Elon University administrative staff members have signed and returned the certification and agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Elon intends to use the funds received through the CARES Act to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the emergency financial aid grants to students.

  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student portion.
  • Of that amount, $1,274,144 has been distributed to students as of December 31, 2020.
  • Elon determined that 2,608 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 2,033 students have requested and received an emergency financial aid grant as of December 31, 2020.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a CARES ACT emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. All other eligible undergraduate students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $500. All other eligible graduate and professional school students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $350. Students completed a verification form as part of this process.
  • Elon has earmarked $100,000 of the CARES Act emergency financial aid grant to be distributed by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life through the Chaplains Emergency Fund. Of those funds a total of $28,244 has been awarded. Elon has awarded $45,000 of the CARES Act emergency Financial Aid Grant for the Global Education Center to compensate a known number of students for losses associated with study abroad room costs not reimbursed by third-party providers. These amounts are included in the total funds distributed of $1,274,144.

Report for cumulative spending through September 30, 2020, for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding-Institutional Portion

Elon University received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act as part of the $14 billion allotted to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF. The university received $1,494,616 which is available to assist in recovering costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Allowable reimbursements include, but are not limited to, costs related to refunds and credits of tuition, housing, room and board, additional technology needs, off-campus housing, campus safety and support for faculty and staff training in online instruction.

Reimbursement of these expenses is limited to the cumulative awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Expenses claimed to date equal $1,231,144.  Quarterly reporting is required beginning with the period ended September 30, 2020, and can be viewed in the pdf found here.

Report for quarter ended September 30, 2020, for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding

Elon University is providing the following information as required by the U.S. Department of Education. This information is provided for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 reporting period.

  • Elon University administrative staff members have signed and returned the certification and agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Elon intends to use the funds received through the CARES Act to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student portion.
  • Of that amount, $1,231,144 has been distributed to students as of September 30, 2020.
  • Elon determined that 2,610 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 1,966 students have requested and received an emergency financial aid grant as September 30, 2020.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a CARES ACT emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. All other eligible undergraduate students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $500. All other eligible graduate and professional school students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $350. Students completed a verification form as part of this process.
  • Elon has earmarked $100,000 of the CARES Act emergency financial aid grant to be distributed by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life through the Chaplains Emergency Fund. Of those funds a total of $28,244 has been awarded.  Elon has awarded $45,000 of the CARES Act emergency Financial Aid Grant for the Global Education Center to compensate a known number of students for losses associated with study abroad room costs not reimbursed by third-party providers. These amounts are included in the total funds distributed of $1,231,144.

Second 45-Day Report for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding

Elon University is providing the following information as required by the U.S. Department of Education. This information is provided 45 days for the second 45 day reporting period after the university’s initial receipt of funding under the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

  • Elon University administrative staff members have signed and returned the certification and agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Elon intends to use the funds received through the CARES Act to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student portion.
  • Of that amount, $1,222,009 has been distributed to students as of August 19, 2020.
  • Elon determined that 2,610 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 1,974 students have received an emergency financial aid grant as August 19, 2020.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a CARES ACT emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. All other eligible undergraduate students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $500  All other eligible graduate and professional school students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $350.  Students completed a verification form as part of this process.
  • Elon has earmarked $100,000 of the CARES Act emergency financial aid grant to be distributed by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life through the Chaplains Emergency Fund. Of those funds a total of $19,609 has been awarded. Elon has awarded $45,000 of the CARES Act emergency Financial Aid Grant for the Global Education Center to compensate a known number of students for losses associated with study abroad room costs not reimbursed by third-party providers. These amounts are included in the total funds distributed of $1,222,009.

45-Day Report for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding

Elon University is providing the following information as required by the U.S. Department of Education. This information is provided 30 days after the university’s initial receipt of funding under the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

  • Elon University administrative staff members have signed and returned the certification and agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Elon intends to use the funds received through the CARES Act to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student portion.
  • Of that amount, $1,211,009 has been distributed to students as of July 1, 2020.
  • Elon determined that 2,610 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 1,961 students have received an emergency financial aid grant as July 1, 2020.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a CARES ACT emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. All other eligible undergraduate students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $500  All other eligible graduate and professional school students received a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of $350.  Students completed a verification form as part of this process.
  • Elon has earmarked $100,000 of the CARES Act emergency financial aid grant to be distributed by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life through the Chaplains Emergency Fund. Of those funds a total of $18,109 has been awarded.  Elon has awarded $44,000 of the CARES Act emergency Financial Aid Grant for the Global Education Center to compensate a known number of students for losses associated with study abroad room costs not reimbursed by third-party providers.  These amounts are included in the total funds distributed of $1,211,009.

30-Day Report for receipt of CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding

Elon University is providing the following information as required by the U.S. Department of Education. This information is provided 30 days after the university’s initial receipt of funding under the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

  • Elon University administrative staff members have signed and returned the certification and agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Elon intends to use the funds received through the CARES Act to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Elon University has received $1,494,616 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student portion.
  • Of that amount, $438,000 has been distributed to students as of May 22, 2020.
  • Elon determined that 2,610 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and were therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • 438 have received an emergency financial aid grant as May 22, 2020.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these grants. Priority was given to those who have the greatest financial need. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine eligibility. Students who were eligible for Pell Grants received a CARES ACT emergency financial aid grant of $1,000. All other eligible undergraduate students are scheduled to receive a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of approximately $300  All other eligible graduate and professional school students are scheduled to receive a CARES Act emergency financial aid grant of approximately $250. This will be distributed after May 26, 2020, when the verification deadline has passed and the total number of students requesting assistance is known.
  • Elon has earmarked $100,000 of the CARES Act emergency financial aid grant to be distributed by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life through the Chaplains Emergency Fund.  Elon has earmarked $64,000 of the CARES Act emergency Financial Aid Grant for the Global Education Center to compensate a known number of students for losses associated with study abroad room costs not reimbursed by third-party providers.

Overview of the distribution process for CARES Act Higher Education Relief funding

  • Elon University has received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help support students who may be struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The CARES Act funding will be used to provide emergency financial aid grants to eligible students with significant need to help them cover certain past or future expenses due to the disruption caused by this global public health crisis.
  • Students enrolled at Elon during spring semester 2020 who meet basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid have been considered for CARES Act grants. Elon’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine student eligibility, with the highest priority given to those with the greatest financial need.
  • Eligible students were contacted by email on Tuesday, May 12, by the Office of Financial Aid about the process of receiving a CARES Act grant.

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