May 7, 2020
Ursuline College has received federal funding made available by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), which helps students who have incurred expenses due to the disruption of campus operations because of the pandemic. Students may request funds in these categories:
- Course Materials
- Healthcare out-of-pocket expenses
- Other Expenses
The college has signed and returned to the Department of Education a Certification and Agreement that indicates we will receive a grant in the amount of $673,311, of which at least half ($336,656) will be provided as direct funding to students. These funds to students are to assist with expenses incurred when the campus moved to remote learning due to the pandemic.
Students may be eligible for these CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) grants if they meet the following criteria:
- They were enrolled in classes as of March 13, 2020
- They are a degree-seeking student at Ursuline College
- They are a US Citizen or resident alien
- They were not enrolled exclusively in online classes before March 26, 2020
- They have a 2019-20 or 2020-21 FAFSA on file at the college at the time the HEERF grant application is reviewed. Visit the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid page to complete the FAFSA if you have not already done so.
As of May 5, 2020, based on the criteria listed above, it is estimated that there are 730 Ursuline students who are eligible to apply for a HEERF grant.
Applying for Funds
Students may request Ursuline HEERF funds by completing the application linked below. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by the end of the day. Review of applications will begin on May 21st.
Grant requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is limited, therefore maximum grant amounts will depend on need and the number of applications received. Students may complete only one application. Verification of expenses submitted for a grant may be requested.
Receipt of Funds
If a student is awarded a grant, a check will be mailed to their home address. These grants are not part of their financial aid package and will not affect their aid. These funds will not be considered taxable income, according to a statement by the IRS.