Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting
Indiana University Southeast signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to receive funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to the Department of Education. By doing so, the university assures no less than 50 percent of the funds will be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Indiana University Southeast received $1,833,645, to provide Emergency Grants to students.
As of September 14, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act at IU Southeast is $1,833,645.
The total number of students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, who could be eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, is approximately 2,637. As of September 14, 2020, 1,661 have received awards.
IU Southeast distributed grants to students using several methods. High-need students with an EFC of 5576 or less, who met all other criteria below, received an award of $1,100. Students meeting the criteria below who enrolled in summer courses originally scheduled to meet in-person, received an award of $50 per credit hour. These students received communications outlining the source of funds and method of distribution. Through multiple communications from the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Financial Aid during May 2020, students were also provided the option to apply for emergency funds if they had expenses related to COVID-19. Applicants were encouraged to apply based on their need with a maximum award of $1,100.
CARES Act Funding Eligibility
- Students must demonstrate eligibility for Title IV federal student aid as evidenced by a Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA).
- Students qualify only if they were enrolled in in-person Spring 2020 classes prior to all classes going online March 23.
Per Federal guidance, International, DACA students and students enrolled in fully online programs are not eligible for CARES Act funding.