Emergency Grant Assistance

Students enrolled in a traditional class setting at Campbell University prior to March 13, 2020 — the date of the President’s proclamation declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak — were eligible to apply for Emergency Grant Assistance.

In order to receive a grant, students had to demonstrate expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

Emergency Grant funding has been exhausted. No additional applications will be accepted.

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

  • 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: 2,540
  • Total amount that has been distributed to students as of 06/17/2020: $2,153,950

 

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

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) 

 

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