Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) Information

Campbell University has been allocated three phases of funding from the federal government to support students who may be hindered financially during the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist the university in recovering costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the pandemic.

The three phases are:

  1. The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed March 24, 2020
  2. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), signed Dec. 27, 2020
  3. The American Rescue Plan (COVID-19 Stimulus Package), signed March 11, 2021

Information on this page provides and overview of received and expected allocations to Campbell University, plans for distribution of aid to students and use of the aid by the university and regular reports about how the funding was allocated.

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Campbell University received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help support students who may be struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Campbell University was allocated a total of $4,307,900 in CARES (HEERF I) funding in April 2020.

CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I): Student Portion

Campbell University has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Form. Our institution will use 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Campbell University has received $2,153,950 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants that it will disburse to eligible students.

Awarded Amounts

These funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please see below for the awarding methodology.

Student Groups Emergency Grant Amount
Estimated Family Contribution: $0 $900
Estimated Family Contribution: $1 – $5,576 $800
Estimated Family Contribution: $5,577 and higher $500 *If an eligible application was received*

Department of Education Reporting

  • Students enrolled at Campbell during spring semester 2020 who met basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid have been considered for CARES Act grants. Campbell’s Office of Financial Aid used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data to determine student eligibility, with the highest priority given to those with the greatest financial need.
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant: 4,259
  • Total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant: 2,541
  • Total amount that has been distributed to students as of 06/17/2020: $2,153,950
  • Funds were disbursed to students through their student account which served as a pass-through vehicle.  CARES/HEERF I recipients enrolled in electronic refunding received funding through an electronic deposit to their bank account.  Checks were mailed to recipients, not enrolled in electronic refunding. 

 

CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I): Institutional Portion

For recipients of the CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Institutional portion, recipient will comply with all reporting requirements including those in Section 15011(b)(2) of Division B of the CARES Act and submit required quarterly reports to the Secretary, at such time and in such manner and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. (See also 2 CFR 200.327-200.329)

Campbell University acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Formula Grants Authorized by Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 29, 2020.

On May 8, 2020 the total amount of authorized funds awarded to Campbell University for the Institutional Portion of CARES was $2,153,950.   

The University has expended $2,153,950 as of August 21, 2020.  The University used $2,153,950 to refund unused resident housing credits and meal plans to enrolled students during the FY20 spring semester.

Federally Required Posting Date: October 10, 2020

Posted:  September 30, 2020

More Information: CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

 

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was approved by Congress and signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. The CRRSAA includes support for higher education, including emergency grants for students who may be struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Campbell University was allocated a total of $6,604,314 in CRRSAA HEERF II funding on February 19, 2021.

CRRSAA/HEERF II: Student Portion:

  • Campbell University received $2,153,950 under the CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) designated as the student portion. $2,158,985 has been distributed to students as of April 09, 2021. 
  • Campbell determined that 3,072 students were eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant and 3,072 students received an emergency financial aid grant as of April  9th, 2021.
  • All students enrolled at Campbell as of April 5th, 2021 who had completed a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) were considered. FAFSA data was used to prioritize students with exceptional need. Any student with an EFC between 0-10,000 received an emergency grant.
  • Total amount that has been distributed to students as of 4/09/2021: $2,158,985.
  • Funds were disbursed to students through their student account which served as a pass-through vehicle.  CRRSAA/HEERF II recipients enrolled in electronic refunding received funding through an electronic deposit to their bank account.  Checks were mailed to recipients, not enrolled in electronic refunding. 

CRRSAA/HEERF II: Institutional Portion:

  • Campbell University received $4,450,364 under the CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) designated as the institutional portion. 
  • Allowable uses under the CRRSAA for Institutional Portion include to defraying expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll); carrying out student support activities authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that address needs related to coronavirus; and making additional financial aid grants to students.  
  • CRRSAA/HEERF II Institutional Portion expenditures are as follows:
    • Disbursed to students, as of 4/13/2021:  $5,035
    • Resident housing lost revenues, as of 5/6/2021:  $1,037,163
    • Meal plans lost revenues, as of 5/6/2021:  $734,869
    • Athletic events lost revenues, as of 5/6/2021:  $393,705
  • Remaining CRRSAA/HEERF II-Institutional Portion, as of 5/21/2021 totals $2,279,592. 

More Information: CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

 

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 (COVID-19 Stimulus Package)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was approved by Congress and signed into law on March 11, 2021. Similar to the two previous phases, funding will be used to provide emergency grants to students who may be struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to reimburse institutions for pandemic-related expenses. Campbell University was allocated a total of $11,636,763 in ARPA/ HEERF III funding on May 19, 2021.

ARPA/HEERF III: Student Portion:

  • Campbell University received $5,936,944 under the ARPA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) designated as the student portion on May 19, 2021.
  • The Office of Financial Aid is reviewing requirements related to these funds.  Additional information will be available soon.

ARPA/HEERF III: Institutional Portion:

  • Campbell University received $5,699,819 under the ARPA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) designated as the institutional portion on May 19, 2021.
  • ARPA/HEERF III Institutional Portion expenditures are as follows:
    • Student debt discharge, as of 05/31/2021: $474,970.
  • Remaining ARPA/HEERF III-Institutional Portion, as of 05/31/2021 totals $5,224,849.
  • The university is carefully reviewing options for expending these funds.  Additional information will be provided, as available.

More Information: CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

 

Required Quarterly Reporting:

  1. 2021 Quarter 2 ending 6/30/2021
  2. 2021 Quarter 1 ending 3/31/2021
  3. 2020 Quarter 3 ending 9/30/2020-Final

FAQs

Academic merit scholarships will not be increased. The Emergency Grant funds will supplement your current scholarship and are a one-time award.

Any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student who is or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. 

Students must have been enrolled at Campbell University in a traditional, in-seat class program as of March 13, 2020. Students enrolled in classes through Campbell Online are not eligible. 

Eligible students must also have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

Amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Estimated Family Contribution per the 2019-2020 FAFSA will be taken into consideration during application review.

Yes, you are required to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA in order to apply for the funds. The FAFSA deadline is June 30, 2020.

Documentation or statements describing your extenuating circumstances will be required to justify your financial need as a result of COVID-19 impact on you and/or your family. The type of documentation needed depends on the situation.

If you are approved for assistance, you will be notified via your Campbell University email address.

Yes, the Department of Education states the funds must be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

No, the CARES Act requires institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. The institution may not use emergency financial aid grants to satisfy a student’s outstanding account balance.

At institutions that provide both online and ground-based education, those students who were enrolled exclusively in an online program on March 13, 2020, the date of the President’s Proclamation, “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak,” Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 53 at 15337-38, are not eligible for emergency financial aid grants. 

The emergency financial aid grants to students are for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, and students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs would not have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

After verifying eligibility, a list of approved disbursements will be shared with the Business Office. 

The Business Office will post the grant to the student’s CARES Act account. Emergency grants will NOT be applied to any balance owed to the University 100% of the grant will be issued to the student.

Processing time will be contingent on the volume of transactions. However, the Business Office is committed to processing to the student’s CARES Act account in a timely manner.  

Students are encouraged to enroll in e-refunding through TouchNet. E-refunding will support social distancing and expedite funding to your bank account. Your money will be deposited into your bank account, usually within 2-3 business days. 

If you received your financial aid refund through e-refunding and your banking information has not changed, no action is required. Your monies will be deposited into the bank account you designated for direct deposit in the TouchNet portal. 

Students who wish to enroll in e-refunding can log into Student Self-Service, click on Financial Information and go to the TouchNet eCommerce Center to complete the process.

Students who are not enrolled in e-refunding will receive a paper check mailed to the address of record. Please allow 10-14 days to receive your check since delivery time may be delayed by COVID restrictions within the U.S. Postal Service.

If you have a question concerning your application or eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@campbell.edu

If you have a question about receiving the funds or when you will receive the funds, please contact the Business Office at businessoffice@campbell.edu