CARES Act HEERF report

CARES Act Higher Education
Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Report

This report provides information regarding Bluffton University’s receipt and use of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to make emergency grants to Bluffton students. The following is provided in accordance with U.S. Department of Education reporting requirements.

  • Bluffton University submitted the signed certification and agreement form for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to the U.S. Department of Education. The University certifies that no less than 50 percent of the funds received will be used to provide emergency grants to students.
  • Bluffton University received $384,349 from HEERF to be awarded in student emergency grants.
  • Bluffton University estimates that 548 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • As of June 29, 2020, 548 students have received an emergency financial aid grant from the HEERF student portion.
  • As of June 29, $384,349 of the HEERF funds have been paid to students.
  • On April 28, 2020, a message was sent to all Bluffton University students enrolled for spring semester 2020 with detail on emergency grant funding. Award amounts were determined based on enrollment and housing status. An additional message was sent on June 30, 2020, to the students that were eligible for the additional distribution of remaining funds that were sent on June 29, 2020.
  • The message from President Jane Wood to students can be found online.
  • As of June 29, 2020, Bluffton University has exhausted all funds that were provided for student emergency financial aid through HEERF.
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