HEERF Quarterly Reporting Disclosure – Bushnell University

Student Emergency Grants Final Quarterly Update

Q4 – December 31, 2021

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law.  On May 14, 2021 the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III is now available to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bushnell signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement form for HEERF III funds assuring to use the required amount of funds received to provide HEERF grants to students.  These grants are intended to be used by students for any component of their Cost of Attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic such as tuition, school fees, food, housing, healthcare, and/or childcare. See previous quarterly updates below for additional details on the program and student eligibility.

Bushnell received a total of $662,821 from the DOE under this program for student emergency grants. As of December 31, 2021, Bushnell has issued 100% of the emergency grant funding directly to students and is no longer accepting applications. 

Cumulative Quarter Update:

Bushnell has received a total of $955,307 from the DOE under all HEERF Programs (CARES, CRFSAA, ARP) for student emergency grants. As of December 31, 2021, Bushnell has issued $957,510 in emergency grants from all HEERF Programs to over 400 students.

Last Quarter Update:

For the last quarter (October 1 – December 31, 2021), Bushnell issued emergency grants to 8 students for a total of $22,350. Bushnell’s HEERF student emergency grant funds have been exhausted and no additional grants will be disbursed and therefore, no additional quarterly updates will be provided.

HEERF Quarterly Reporting Disclosure – Bushnell University

Update September 30, 2021

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law.  On May 14, 2021 the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III is now available to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bushnell signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement form for HEERF III funds assuring to use the required amount of funds received to provide HEERF grants to students. As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the ARP, Bushnell University has received funds and has begun distributing those funds through an application process to assist eligible students with emergency financial relief. These grants are intended to be used by students for any component of their Cost of Attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic such as tuition, school fees, food, housing, healthcare, and/or childcare.

Bushnell received a total of $662,821 from the DOE under this program for student emergency grants. As of September 30, 2021, Bushnell has issued $642,674 in emergency grants to 206 students. The minimum grant disbursed is $500 and the maximum grant is $6,500 with the average total grant to each student to date of $3,120.

To be considered for HEERF funding a student is NOT required to have completed a FAFSA or be otherwise eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Undocumented and international students are eligible to apply.

To receive HEERF funding, the student must have been enrolled in Bushnell courses on or after March 13, 2020, and should be able to demonstrate exceptional need – either through the FAFSA or through the online application. (Bushnell reserves the right to request additional supporting documentation when necessary.) Funding is prioritized to undergraduate students and Pell Grant recipients. Graduate students were eligible to apply, but maximum awards are capped at $3,250 for approved applicants. The estimated total number of Bushnell students (former and current) eligible to apply for HEERF III funding is 1171.

Eligible students may apply for an emergency grant by completing the online application. All students were notified of the funding availability and the application process through a direct mail postcard announcement to home addresses, an Emergency Relief Funding special webpage and through campus email.

Bushnell will continue awarding Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) emergency grants until the very limited amount of funding available is expended. The University expects the funding to be exhausted in the next 30 days.

Cumulative Quarter Update:

Bushnell has received a total of $955,307 from the DOE under all HEERF Programs for student emergency grants. As of September 30, 2021, Bushnell has issued $935,160 in emergency grants from all HEERF Programs to over 400 students.

Last Quarter Update:

For the last quarter (July 1 – Sept 30, 2021), Bushnell issued emergency grants to 206 students for a total of $642,674. 

ARP HEERF III Quarterly Reporting Disclosure – Bushnell University

Update June 30, 2021

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law.  On May 14, 2021 the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III is now available to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bushnell signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement form for HEERF III funds assuring to use the required amount of funds received to provide HEERF grants to students. As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the ARP, Bushnell University has received funds and will soon begin distributing those funds through an application process to assist eligible students with emergency financial relief. These grants are intended to be used by students for any component of their Cost of Attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic such as tuition, school fees, food, housing, healthcare, and/or childcare.

Bushnell received a total of $662,821 from the DOE under this program for student emergency grants. As of June 30, 2021, Bushnell has issued $0 in emergency grants directly to students, but will begin distribution soon.

To be considered for HEERF funding a student is NOT required to have completed a FAFSA or be otherwise eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Undocumented and international students are eligible to apply.

To receive HEERF funding, the student must have been enrolled in Bushnell courses on or after March 13, 2020, and should be able to demonstrate exceptional need – either through the FAFSA or through the online application.  Bushnell reserves the right to request additional supporting documentation when necessary.

Eligible students may apply for an emergency grant by completing the online application.

Bushnell will continue awarding Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) emergency grants until available funds are expended. If funds remain available after September 15, 2021, Bushnell may automatically issue emergency grants to all undergraduate students enrolled for fall semester (2021) who have demonstrated exceptional need through the FAFSA application.

CRRSAA HEERF II Quarterly Reporting Disclosure – Bushnell University

Final Report March 31, 2021

On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law.  On January 14, 2021 the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFII) II is now available to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bushnell signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement form for CRRSAA HEERF II funds assuring to use the required amount of funds received to provide HEERF grants to students. As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the CRRSAA, Bushnell University has received funds and distributed those funds directly to students to assist them with emergency financial relief. These grants are intended to be used by students for tuition, fees, food, housing, course materials, technology, transportation, health care, and childcare.

Bushnell received a total of $146,243 from the DOE under this program for student emergency grants. As of February 26, 2021, Bushnell has issued $148,000 in emergency grants directly to students.

On February 26, 2021, Bushnell sent checks directly to 200 students who 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 2020-2021 academic year and met the Title IV federal aid eligibility criteria, were enrolled in spring semester and demonstrated exceptional need along with unmet need.  Traditional undergraduate, online, and graduate programs were all considered eligible.

The amount of individual grants were based on enrollment status with the minimum grant being $400 and the maximum grant of $800. The average total grant to each student was just over $735. Total number of Bushnell students eligible to participate in Title IV spring semester is 523.

Bushnell’s CRRSAA student emergency grant funds have been exhausted and no additional grants will be disbursed unless additional funding becomes available.

CARES Act HEERF I Reporting Disclosure – Bushnell University

Final Update December 31, 2020

Bushnell University sent a check directly to three additional students who submitted the online application and were deemed eligible with notification to the student that a grant was being distributed. Eligible students are those who had filed a 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.

Bushnell University has issued to date a total of $146,243 in emergency grants directly to 115 students and therefore has exhausted all available funding. In total, the minimum grant was funded at $500 and the maximum grant was funded at $3,500. The average grant to each student was just over $1,270.

Update September 30, 2020

Bushnell University sent a check directly to one additional student who submitted the online application and was deemed eligible with notification to the 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.

Bushnell University has issued to date a total of $140,737 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 July 17, 2020

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.

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

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.

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, Bushnell University 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.

Bushnell 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, Bushnell has issued $94,887 in emergency grants directly to students.

Bushnell 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 Bushnell from the DOE on April 28, 2020.

On May 22, 2020, Bushnell 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.

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