CARES Act Funds

CARES Act Funds to Students

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Information  

  • Baptist Health Sciences University signed and returned the certification and agreement form and we have used, or intend to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the total CARES Act funds for emergency financial aid grants to students.
    • Baptist Health Sciences University signed and returned the certification and agreement form on April 16, 2020. We have used, and intend to use, the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the total CARES Act funds for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive, or has received under the HEERF student portion.
  • Of those funds, the total amount that was distributed to students as of the date of 4/30/2020.
    • $546,830 (CARES to students remaining $24,146)
  • 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 as of 4/30/2020.
    • 778 students
  • The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant as of 4/30/2020.
    • 778 students
  • How the institution determined which students did, or will receive emergency financial aid grants and how much funding they did, or will receive on 4/30/2020.
    • Student was enrolled in Spring 2020 courses as of March 13, 2020 o Student was not enrolled in an online program o Student met eligibility criteria outlined in section 484 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) as of March 13, 2020
    • Student had not graduated or withdrawn at the time CARES funds were distributed to students
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
    • Students awarded the CARES Grant were notified via email of award o CARES Grant awards were sent directly to students via direct deposit or paper check

UPDATE 7/2/2020

  • Remaining CARES to student funds totaling $24,146 was disbursed to 76 students on 7/2/2020

  • How the institution determined which students did, or will receive emergency financial aid grants and how much funding they did, or will receive on 7/2/2020.
    • Student had returned to clinical rotations on June 22, 2020
    • Student was not enrolled in an online program o Student met eligibility criteria outlined in section 484 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) as of March 13, 2020 
    • Student had not graduated or withdrawn at the time CARES funds were distributed to students
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
    • Students awarded the CARES Grant were notified via email of award
    • CARES Grant awards were sent directly to students via direct deposit or paper check

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Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  Love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:37-38