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HEERF I, II, & III – Student Aid Grants

HEERF I, II, & III – Student Aid Grants

CARES Act (HEERF I)

Under Section 18004(C) of the CARES Act, Evangel University received funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare).

Evangel University received and disbursed $925,362 to assist students using the designated student portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) after signing and submitting the required certification forms. The University mailed checks to the home address on record for eligible students. With guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, attorneys, and CARES Act consultants, eligibility and awards were determined based on the following factors:

  • Students must have a valid FAFSA on file with the University during the time they have been enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Evangel University and be eligible to receive Title IV financial aid.
  • Only students in traditional undergraduate residential programs on the main campus or at James River College are included. Students enrolled in online education are not eligible.
  • In addition, students enrolled in residential Graduate level programs were not included because funding was limited, and graduate students are eligible for stimulus checks provided to taxpayers under the CARES Act.
  • Students enrolled at the time of the closure and affected by the disruption, who did not withdraw from the University during the term, are included.
  • Funding was allocated to “prioritize students with greatest need,” and “ensure these funds are distributed as widely as possible,” as suggested by Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, in her April 9, 2020 letter to College and University Presidents.

Payments to students are being made in the following amounts:

  • On-campus student receiving Pell Grant funds: $919
    • Includes one month of off campus room/board expenses as calculated by Evangel’s cost of attendance plus 25% for a total of $856. Also includes $63 for miscellaneous expenses for a total payment of $919.
  • On-campus student without Pell Grant funds: $705
    • Includes one month of off campus room/board expenses as calculated by Evangel’s cost of attendance for a total of $642. Also includes $63 for miscellaneous expenses for a total payment of $705.
  • Commuter student receiving Pell Grant funds: $450
    • Includes one month of miscellaneous expenses as calculated by Evangel’s cost of attendance, plus 25% for a total payment of $450.
  • Commuter student without Pell Grant funds: $360
    • Includes one month of miscellaneous expenses as calculated by Evangel’s cost of attendance for a total payment of $360.

Final Report

Funds were all disbursed to students prior to September 30th, 2020

Category

Number of Students

Grant Amount Per Student

Total per Category

On Campus student receiving Pell Grant funds

374

$919

$343,706

On Campus student without  Pell Grant funds

655

$705

$461,775

Commuter student receiving Pell Grant funds

154

$450

$69,300

Commuter student without Pell Grant funds

141

$360

$50,760

Total:

1324

 

$925,541*

1,544 students were eligible for CARES Act funds prior to implementation of all eligibility requirements outlined above.

*Evangel received $925,362 from CARES Act funds, however, Evangel added institutional funding to serve all students according to equitable formulas.

Letter to Evangel students receiving grant

Letter to James River College students receiving grant

 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (HEERF II)

 

On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriates Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law allocating funds to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). Under HEERF II, Evangel University (EU) received funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students to assist with the cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to Coronavirus such as: tuition; food; housing; health care (including mental); and childcare.

Evangel University received $925,362 and disbursed $928,440 to assist students using the designated student portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II). The University provided students with the option to apply the HEERF II funds to their Evangel student account or receive a check payable to the student. Eligible students in the Springfield, Missouri area were given an opportunity to pick up the checks in person at the Evangel Campus and all other eligible students were mailed checks to the home address on record.

Eligibility and awards were determined based on the following factors:

  • Students must have been enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Evangel University on March 5, 2021 when the fund allocations were determined. Non-degree seeking, non-credit, and dual enrolled students were not included.
  • Students in the traditional undergraduate residential programs on the main campus, James River College, College of Adult and Graduate Studies, and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary were included.
  • Only U. S. citizens were included. International, undocumented, and DACA students were not included.
  • Based on guidance receive from the Department of Education, funding was prioritized by students with the greatest need. The allocation of funds is based on the Evangel University Cost of Attendance, your Expected Family Contribution if you filed the FAFSA, grants and scholarships you are receiving to help assist with expenses and eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant. Unmet federal need after scholarships and grants was also used in the formula to determine allocation amounts. Unmet need for this purpose was calculated by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution as well as scholarships and grants from the Cost of Attendance. The Cost of Attendance includes direct and indirect expenses.

Category

 

Number of Students

Grant Amount Per Student

Total per Category

On Campus student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds

 

290

$675-$1,055

$249,817

On Campus student without Federal Pell Grant funds

 

631

$432-$844

$331,030

Commuter student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds

 

155

$450-$703

$86,314

Commuter student without Federal Pell Grant funds

 

195

$288-$563

$67,106

Distance Education student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds

 

140

$300-$469

$51,919

Distance Education student without Federal Pell Grant funds

 

577

$192-$375

$143,214

Total:

 

1988

 

$928,440*

Payments to students are being made in the following amounts:

*Evangel University received $925,362 to provide to students but added additional funds to provide coverage for students delivering $928,440 to recipients.

Student notice

Student reminder

American Rescue Plan Act (HEERF III)

 

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law allocating funds to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III). Under HEERF III, Evangel University (EU) received funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students to assist with the cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to Coronavirus such as: tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental), and childcare.

Evangel University received $2,615,645 in HEERF III student designated funding. In fall 2021 $1,310,071.50 was disbursed to assist students. The remaining funds will be disbursed to degree-seeking students enrolled in spring 2022.

The University provided students with the option to apply the HEERF II funds to their Evangel student account or receive a check payable to the student. Eligible students in the Springfield, Missouri area were given an opportunity to pick up the checks in person at the Evangel Campus and all other eligible students were mailed checks to the home address on record.

 

Eligibility and awards were determined based on the following factors:

  • Students must have been enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Evangel University on October 15, 2021 when the fund allocations were determined. Non-degree seeking, non-credit, and dual enrolled students were not included.
  • Students in the traditional undergraduate residential programs on the main campus, James River College, College of Adult and Graduate Studies, and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary were included. 
  • Based on guidance received from the Department of Education, funding was prioritized to students with the greatest need. The allocation of funds is based on the EU Cost of Attendance, the Expected Family Contribution if the FAFSA was filed, grants and scholarships you received to assist with expenses, and eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant. Unmet federal need after scholarships and grants was also used in the formula to determine allocation amounts. Unmet need for this purpose was calculated by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution, as well as scholarships and grants from the Cost of Attendance. The Cost of Attendance includes direct and indirect expenses.

Payments to students are being made in the following amounts:

Category

Number of Students

Grant Amount Per Student

Total per Category

On Campus student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds

290

$743-$1,450

$338,870

On Campus student without Federal Pell Grant funds

661

$594-$1,160

$469,195

Commuter student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds

148

$495-$967

$112,063

Commuter student without Federal Pell Grant funds

228

$396-$773

$104,179

Distance Education student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds

137

$330-$645

$76,338

Distance Education student without Federal Pell Grant funds

562

$264-$516

$196,004

Total:

2026

 

$1,296,649

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