Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act
NWHSU signed and returned to the Department of Education a Certification and Agreement and assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
On 4/27/20, NWHSU received $194,269 from the Department pursuant to our Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
As of 1/10/21, NWHSU has distributed $190,940 to eligible students.
There were 849 students at NWHSU that were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 1800(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
849 eligible students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The institution awarded $220 to all students that were eligible as of 4/15/20. Checks were mailed to the students on 4/28/20.
The following guidance was mailed with the checks:
These funds are being provided to you as part of the CARES Act. NWHSU received funding from the Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for distribution to students in the form of an emergency grant.
The funds are to be used to cover 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, health care, and child care.
In addition, NWHSU has awarded $4,160 in total to <10 students who presented evidence of additional financial distress to the University.