CARES Act HEERF Reporting Disclosure – Northwest Christian University/Bushnell University

Update July 17, 2020

NCU/Bushnell University sent checks directly to seven additional students who submitted the online application and were deemed eligible with notification to each student that a grant was being distributed. Eligible students are those who had filed a recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and met the Title IV federal aid eligibility criteria, were currently meeting satisfactory academic progress guidelines, and were originally enrolled in face-to-face course(s) for the spring 2020 semester.

The amount of individual grants were based on a pro-rata schedule with consideration given for submitted expenses through the online application. The minimum grant was $500 and the maximum grant was $2,800. The average total grant to each student was just under $1,600.

NCU/Bushnell University has issued to date a total of $138,937 in emergency grants directly to students. Applications are continuing to be considered for any student who has not already applied or received funding and is deemed eligible. Student can apply at the following website COVID-19 Additional Funding Application until funds from this program are exhausted.

Update June 26, 2020

NCU/Bushnell University sent checks directly to 28 additional students who submitted the online application and were deemed eligible with notification to each student that a grant was being distributed. Eligible students are those who had filed a recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and met the Title IV federal aid eligibility criteria, were currently meeting satisfactory academic progress guidelines, and were originally enrolled in face-to-face course(s) for the spring 2020 semester.

The amount of individual grants were based on a pro-rata schedule with consideration given for submitted expenses through the online application. The minimum grant was $500 and the maximum grant was $3,500. The average total grant to each student was just under $1,200.

NCU/Bushnell University has issued to date a total of $127,837 in emergency grants directly to students. Applications are continuing to be considered for any student who has not already applied or received funding and is deemed eligible. Student can apply at the following website COVID-19 Additional Funding Application until funds from this program are exhausted.


CARES Act Information

As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the CARES Act, Northwest Christian University (NCU) has received funds and distributed those funds directly to students to assist them with emergency financial relief related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.  These grants are intended to be used by students for food, housing, course materials, technology, transportation, health care, and childcare.

NCU received a total of $292,486 from the DOE under this program.  The DOE has required institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the total funds received from Section 18004 provisions to go directly to students to provide emergency relief as described above. As of May 22, 2020 NCU has issued $94,887 in emergency grants directly to students.

NCU made application and submitted the Certification and Agreement for the first 50% of these funds provided for under Section 18004(a)(1) on April 14, 2020 and these funds were allocated to NCU from the DOE on April 28, 2020.

On May 22, 2020, NCU sent checks directly to 76 students who submitted the online application and were deemed eligible with notification to each student that a grant was being distributed.  Eligible students are those who had filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year and met the Title IV federal aid eligibility criteria, were currently meeting satisfactory academic progress guidelines, and were originally enrolled in face-to-face course(s) for the spring 2020 semester.

The amount of individual grants were based on a pro-rata schedule with consideration given for submitted expenses through the online application.  The minimum grant was $500 and the maximum grant was $3,500. The average total grant to each student was just over $1,200.

The 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)(a) of the CARES Act is 384.  Applications are continuing to be considered for any student who has not already applied or received funding and is deemed eligible.  Student can apply at the following website COVID-19 Additional Funding Application until funds from this program are exhausted.