As a requirement of the CARES Act (HEERF) the following disclosures are provided. This information includes the allocation and criteria of student selection.

  1. Concordia acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student.
    Concordia University, as part of the CARES Act (HEERF), has received $1,833,684 million dollars for student emergency grants. 100% of these funds have or will be given to students directly in cash payment either via direct deposit or paper checks.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    As of 5/22/2020, $1,831,984 dollars have been sent out to students either via direct deposit or paper check
  4. 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 thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    The Department of Education has stated that eligibility for this grant includes students who are Title IV eligible and were not completely online as of March 13th, 2020. Counting students who completed a valid and official FAFSA and are otherwise title IV aid eligible and were not completely online as of March 13th, 2020, the total number of students at Concordia who meet these criteria is 4,490.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    Total number of students awarded CARES Act grants as of 5/22/2020 is 2,070.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    Concordia University is please to be able to distribute Emergency Student Grants funded by the CARES Act (HEERF). The university follows all federal guidelines with the methodology of distribution. All students must be eligible as described in item 4 above. Below is listed the four ascending criteria for student distribution.
    • The Department of Education has stated that the grant should first go to students who were most impacted by the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19 and in addition preference should go to students who are PELL eligible. Given these guidelines, all students who lived on campus as of March 13th, 2020 and are Pell eligible will received a CARES Act Grant in the amount of $1,450.81.
    • Second, all other students who lived on campus as of March 13th, 2020 who are not Pell eligible, but are otherwise eligible will received $850.
    • Third, all undergraduate commuting students who are PELL eligible and were enrolled at least half time as of March 13th, 2020 will receive a grant of $500.
    • Last, all excess CARES Act (HEERF) resources from returned funds, will be provided to select graduate students that meet all eligibility requirements and are 24 years old and younger in the amount of $500 per award. Students will be selected individually by Financial Aid Office recommendations.
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    Students are not required to complete any application to receive these funds. All students who are receiving a CARES Act grant will be emailed a certification notice that will clarify what their grant allocation is and reminders on how the Department of Education has instructed these funds to be used. This certification will also instruct students what these funds are intended to be used for and to return these dollars if the student does not have need. For additional questions please contact the financial aid office at finaid@cuw.edu.