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Federal CARES Act (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund)

The Federal Emergency Grants for Fall 2021

Oakwood University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement with The Department of Education to accept allocated funds from HEERF I, II, & III. The HEERF Programs established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I, II, & III) to provide emergency financial aid grants. 

Federal Emergency Aid Grant Reporting

As of October 10, 2021 Oakwood received $4,134,403 for students as Federal Financial Aid Grants (HEERF I, HEERF II, & HEERF III). The estimated number of students potentially eligible to be considered to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants in quarter 4 was 1438. As of January 10, 2022, $707,070 in HEERF funds has been disbursed to 185 students.

Federal Emergency Aid Grant Criteria and Eligibility:

  • The following method(s) were used by Oakwood University to determine which students receive financial assistance and how much they would receive under the HEERF Programs:
  • Eligible Students enrolled on or after March 13, 2020 at Oakwood University when the state of Emergency was declared
    • Information from a Student’s FAFSA and other documents provided are reviewed to determine if a student’s request meets appropriate qualifications.
    • The actual grant depends on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), expenses, need, tuition balances and availability of funds.
  • Mass communication is sent to students via email, text messages and social media directing students to log onto Net Partner to review and accept/decline their award.