Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

As part of the CARES Act, the federal government made available emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Trevecca signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and 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.

Trevecca received a total of $859,449 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to be paid to students.

Trevecca identified 1806 students that were potentially eligible to receive funding. Eligible students included those eligible for Title IV assistance as determined by FAFSA and who were not enrolled in an exclusively online program prior to March 13, 2020.

Eligible students were emailed information on the availability of the grant and a link to an application. Below is the email to students:

As part of the CARES Act, the federal government has made available emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, and transportation. Trevecca students may apply for assistance by completing an application. Please note that this funding is limited and we encourage you to apply only if you need assistance for the above-related expenses. The federal guidelines also stipulate that funding only be made available to students that qualify for federal aid by completing the FAFSA and students that were not enrolled in exclusively online classes prior to March 13, 2020. Here is the link to the application: COVID-19 Emergency Grant

The deadline for completing the application is May 18, 2020. After the application deadline students that are eligible for emergency assistance will be notified.  Please note that your application does not guarantee assistance. 

For questions, please email emergencygrant@trevecca.edu.

A committee was selected by the Chief Financial Officer to review applications and determine eligibility for assistance.  Eligible expenses included food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, and transportation. The application required students to allocate their expenses and give the reason for needing assistance. Students were required to explain their needs in the categories and list the amount needed in each category. The committee reviewed and approved these amounts per the student request.

  • As of June 30, 2020, $451,710 in funding awarded to 330 students
  • As of September 30, 2020, $464,023.81 awarded to 337 students
  • As of December 30, 2020, $481,963.81 awarded to 364 students
  • As of March 30, 2021, $859, 449 awarded to 586 students

 

HEERF II

Trevecca received $859,449 from HEERF II funding for students.

The same application process and review were used to award HEERF II funds.

  • As of March 30, 2021, $654, 848.19 in HEERF II awarded to 415 students
  • As of June 30, 2021, $654,848.19 in HEERF II awarded to 415 students
  • As of September 30, 2021, $859,449 in HEERF II was awarded to 473 students

 

HEERF III

Trevecca received $2,804,406 from HEERF III funding for students.

The same application process and a review were used to begin awarding of the HEERF III funds. However, HEERF III funds are available to all students.

  • As of September 30, 2021, $274,401.46 in HEERF III awarded to 101 students
  • As of December 31, 2021, $1,441,665.06 in HEERF III awarded to 974 students
  • As of March 31, 2022, $2,804,406 in HEERF III awarded to 1,929 students

 

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