Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding

Overview

On 4/10/2020, CGU signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, assuring that CGU would use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student.

The U.S. Department of Education allocated $147,554 in CARES Act Funding to CGU, which was received on 4/21/2020 and used as grants to students pursuant to CGU’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student. The U.S. Department of Education has also provided the methodology used to determine each institution’s allocation of CARES Act Funding. The second allocation of CARES Act Funding, $147,553, was provided by the U.S. Department of Education to CGU on 5/12/2020. A third allocation of CARES Act Funding, $147,554, was provided by the U.S. Department of Education to CGU on 2/04/2021. A fourth allocation of CARES Act funding, $473,506, was provided by the U.S. Department of Education and made available to CGU as of 8/30/2021.

    • As of 5/19/2020, a total of $147,554.00 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 7/2/2020, a total of $295,108.00 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 7/8/2021, a total of $442,661.00 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 10/7/2021, a total of $542,460.00 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

 

    • 1,439 CGU students completed the 2019-20 FAFSA. Of the 1,439 students, 790 students were enrolled in at least 1 unit for the Spring 2020 semester and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 1,719 CGU students completed the 2020-21 FAFSA. Of the 1,719 students, 974 students were enrolled in at least 1 unit for the Fall 2020 semester and 944 students were enrolled in at least 1 unit for the Spring 2021 semester. These students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The U.S. Department of Education revised the eligibility requirements for the fourth round of CARES Act Funding so that students no longer needed to have filed the FAFSA/be FAFSA-eligible.

 

  • As of 5/19/2020, a total 166 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Student under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • As of 7/02/2020, a total 287 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Student under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • As of 7/08/2021, a total of 345 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Student under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • As of 10/07/2021, a total of 391 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Student under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

 

CGU Methodology for Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Funding from the CARES Act HEERF program were provided to students at CGU in compliance with U.S. Department of Education guidelines, based upon the review and need analysis of applications submitted by students.