CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

UNC Greensboro signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the U.S. Department of Education on April 13, 2020. UNC Greensboro intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

UNC Greensboro received $9,283,941 from the Department of Education to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Awarding Progress

Reporting Date# of Students AwardedTotal Distribution Amount
May 145,553$4,866,200
May 205,964$5,327,300
May 296,676$6,434,400
June 56,966$6,751,400
June 117,813$7,662,100
June 257,916$7,791,400
July 18,092$8,008,800
July 149,195$8,639,300
August 49,255$8,727,400
September 179,437$9,283,941

Reporting Documents

The CARES Act also provided approximately $10.1 million in funding to the University to partially offset the costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to COVID-19 (Institutional Portion (a)(1) and Strengthening Institutions Program (a)(2)). 

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

Eligible Students

UNC Greensboro uses the presence of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Students must meet these conditions for consideration for CARES Act Emergency Grants. We estimate that 14,065 students meet these requirements for the 2019-20 academic year.

Application Method and Instruction to Students

Students received an email on May 11, 2020 notifying them of the availability of CARES Act Emergency Grant Funds. Information is available on the University’s COVID response website and appears within the secure portal where students apply for consideration. CARES Act Emergency Grants are released directly to students for qualifying expenses such as food, housing, technology needs, childcare expenses, medical expenses and other expenses resulting from the campus disruption. 

A portion of students automatically received assistance based on qualifying factors including those with lowest Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). All students are able to request assistance by submitting an application via the secure portal at https://cares.uncg.edu. Students indicate the category of their need, provide an explanation of their request and attest that their request is related to the campus disruption caused by COVID19. Staff review applications to confirm the request and the explanation are aligned. The total maximum grant for the application will not exceed $500. The total maximum amount per student through automatic and application grants will not exceed $2,000. The maximum amount considered in each category is adjusted based on the student’s EFC as determined by the FAFSA. Grants will be awarded to students via the application until available funds are depleted.

CRRSAA Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

UNC Greensboro intends to provide the same amount in financial aid grants to students from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriates Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) funds that was required to provide under its original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Student Aid Portion award.

UNC Greensboro received $9,300,000 from the Department of Education to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Awarding Progress

Reporting DateTotal Distribution Amount
February 16, 2021$4,387,000
March 4, 2021$4,917,000
March 9, 2021$5,103,500
March 15, 2021$5,279,500
March 17, 2021$5,858,000
March 22, 2021$6,014,600
March 29, 2021$6,123,100
April 5, 2021$6,210,100
April 12, 2021$6,251,100
April 19, 2021$7,218,500
April 26, 2021$7,269,500
May 3, 2021$7,303,600
May 10, 2021$9,014,300
May 11, 2021$9,043,300
May 18, 2021$9,119,500
May 24, 2021$9,155,500
June 1, 2021$9,166,000
June 7, 2021$9,178,500
June 14, 2021$9,182,500
June 21, 2021$9,189,100
June 28, 2021$9,196,400
July 6, 2021$9,205,900
August 2, 2021$9,208,200
August 9, 2021$9,300,000
 
# of Students Awarded10,593

Eligible Students

UNC Greensboro uses the presence of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Students must meet these conditions for consideration for CRRSAA Act Emergency Grants. We estimate that 14,691 students meet these requirements for the 2020-21 academic year.

Application Method and Instruction to Students

Students received an email on February 22, 2021, notifying them of the availability of CRRSAA Act Emergency Grant Funds. Information is available on the University’s COVID response website and appears within the secure portal where students apply for consideration. CRRSAA Act Emergency Grants are released directly to students (including students exclusively enrolled in distance education) which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. 

A portion of students automatically received assistance based on qualifying factors including those with lowest Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). All students are able to request assistance by submitting an application via the secure portal https://cares.uncg.edu/. Students indicate the category of their need, provide an explanation of their request and attest that their request is related to any component of the student’s cost of attendance as outlined above or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Staff review applications to confirm the request and the explanation are aligned. The total maximum grant for the application will not exceed $500. The total maximum amount per student through automatic and application grants will not exceed $3,000. The maximum amount considered in each category is adjusted based on the student’s EFC as determined by the FAFSA. Grants will be awarded to students via the application until available funds are depleted.

ARP/HEERF III HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND REPORTING

UNC Greensboro intends to provide the same amount in financial aid grants to students from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) funds that was required to provide under its original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Student Aid Portion award.

UNC Greensboro received $26,688,597 from the Department of Education to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Awarding Progress

Reporting DateTotal Distribution Amount
August 23, 2021$515,900
August 25, 2021$520,900
October 18, 2021$11,361,600
November 12, 2021$12,810,242
November 16, 2021$14,455,142
November 22, 2021$14,461,792
December 3, 2021$14,463,792
December 6, 2021$14,538,092
December 13, 2021$14,542,092
January 3, 2022 $14,586,092
January 10, 2022 $14,950,392
January 12, 2022 $14,992,392
January 13, 2022 $14,995,392
January 18, 2022 $15,154,842
January 19, 2022 $15,453,442
January 24, 2022 $15,459,242
January 31, 2022$15,454,242
February 1, 2022 $15,460,842
February 3, 2022 $15,452,842
February 7, 2022 $15,462,842
February 14, 2022 $15,460,842
February 21, 2022 $15,463,342
February 24, 2022 $15,461,542
March 1, 2022 $15,461,692
March 7, 2022 $15,462,892
March 14, 2022 $15,466,892
March 17, 2022 $15,467,892
March 21, 2022 $15,902,112
March 28, 2022 $15,911,112
April 4, 2022 $15,914,612
April 11, 2022$16,110,282
April 18, 2022$16,127,717
April 25, 2022$16,141,302
April 29, 2022$16,694,802
May 2, 2022$17,134,402
May 3, 2022$17,133,902
May 6, 2022$17,183,452
May 9, 2022$17,304,172
May 13, 2022$17,305,172
May 16, 2022$17,810,192
May 20, 2022$17,838,282
May 23, 2022$17,945,403
May 27, 2022$17,933,153
May 31, 2022$18,106,390
June 1, 2022$18,252,180
June 2, 2022$18,251,680
June 3, 2022$18,253,555
June 6, 2022$18,259,554
June 13, 2022$18,270,624
June 17, 2022$18,271,694
June 20, 2022$18,297,100
June 22, 2022$18,294,286
June 24, 2022$18,294,924
June 27, 2022$18,425,374
June 28, 2022$18,423,874
# of Students Awarded12,447

Eligible Students

UNC Greensboro uses the presence of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Students must meet these conditions for consideration for ARP Act Emergency Grants. We estimate that 13,698 students meet these requirements for the 2021-22 academic year.

Application Method and Instruction to Students

Students received an email on November 1, 2021, notifying them of the availability of ARP/HEERF III Emergency Grant Funds. Information is available on the University’s COVID response website and appears within the secure portal where students apply for consideration. ARP/HEERF III Emergency Grants are released directly to students (including students exclusively enrolled in distance education) which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. 

A portion of students automatically received assistance based on qualifying factors including those with lowest Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). All students are able to request assistance by submitting an application via the secure portal https://cares.uncg.edu/. Students indicate the category of their need, provide an explanation of their request and attest that their request is related to any component of the student’s cost of attendance as outlined above or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Staff review applications to confirm the request and the explanation are aligned. The total maximum grant for the application will not exceed $1,000. The total maximum amount per student through automatic and application grants will not exceed $5,000. The maximum amount considered in each category is adjusted based on the student’s EFC as determined by the FAFSA. Grants will be awarded to students via the application until available funds are depleted.