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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:


Number of Students

Grant Amount Per Student

Total per Category

On Campus student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds




On Campus student without Federal Pell Grant funds




Commuter student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds




Commuter student without Federal Pell Grant funds




Distance Education student receiving Federal Pell Grant funds




Distance Education student without Federal Pell Grant funds








An additional $13,422.50 in grants was provided to students with exceptional need. The total disbursement in fall 2021 is $1,310,071.50.


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