CARES

Indiana University Southeast signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and will use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

The total amount of funds authorized March 29, 2021, from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program is $1,833,645.

$1,749,037 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program is 4,273.

As of June 30, 2021, 2,706 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program.

The following methods were used by the institution to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program:

All undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students that filed a FAFSA and were eligible at that time were considered for awards. The amount awarded was based on EFC, as determined by the FAFSA, and credit hour enrollment. Awards ranged from $1,146 to $74 with students demonstrating exceptional need and enrolled in the highest number of credit hours receiving the highest award amount. Recipients were notified about the source and reason for the funding via email.

Additionally, Indiana University Southeast notified students via multiple communication channels about the option to apply for emergency funds if they had expenses related to COVID-19. Applicants were encouraged to apply based on their need.

Indiana University Southeast signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and will use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

The total amount of funds authorized March 29, 2021, from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program is $1,833,645.

No Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program as of March 30, 2021, the end of this quarterly reporting period.

The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program is 4,273.

As of March 30, 2021, no students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program.

The methods used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program will be disclosed in the second quarterly report, posted by July 10, 2021.

At that time, any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants will also be disclosed.

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.

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.