October 29, 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. Grant funds were first awarded in late May - we are now opening a second application for grants to students who did not receive funds in the first round. 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. We awarded a large portion of the funds in May, but do have approximately $60,000 left to award with this second application.
As of May 5, 2020, based on the criteria of the grant funds, it is estimated that there are 730 Ursuline students who are eligible to apply for a HEERF grant.
Eligibility Requirements for November application
Students may be eligible for these CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) grants if they meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
- Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file at the college at the time this application is reviewed.
- US citizen or resident alien
- Not enrolled in programs that are exclusively online, such as RN/BSN, MSN Leadership, and the UCAP Social Work program.
- Have experienced a financial hardship as a result of the disruption of education due to the coronavirus.
Applying for Funds
Students who did not receive funds in the first application process in May 2020 may request Ursuline HEERF funds by completing the application linked below. The second application deadline is Monday, November 16, 2020, by the end of the day. Review of applications will begin on November 17.
Grant requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is very limited in this second round, 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.