CARES Act FAQs
Find information on Brandman University's eligibility requirements and application process for the CARES Act funding.
Brandman University has received funds totaling $1,196,618 -- of which $ 598,309 is for student grants -- from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by the U. S. Congress in March 2020. As part of the CARES Act, the Department of Education created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). CARES Act funding is to assist students impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides assistance “for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.” This funding cannot be used to cover tuition.
- Enrolled at Brandman University during Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1 or Summer 2
- Registered for at least 1 unit during that enrollment period
- Students living in California, Washington or enrolled in the EdD or DNP programs. Eligibility criteria include expenses related to the move from on-ground to online. CA, WA, EdD and DNP students could all have an on-ground component to their courses
- A U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Maintaining satisfactory academic progress
- Not owe a refund on grants received by a Title IV institution of higher education
- Not be in default on a Perkins loan or any Title IV loan, and
- Not be convicted of a drug-related offense while receiving financial aid
- Technology (computer, hardware, software, internet access etc.)
- COVID-19 related healthcare expenses for self or family members
Allocation and Distribution:
Students must complete the CARES Act Emergency Grant Application and sign indicating the information provided is accurate.
Completed applications must be received no later than September 11, 2020 in order to be considered for funding.
- Individual awards will range from $300 to $1,000
- Funding is limited, and will be awarded based on the submission date of the application and a review of identified need and eligibility
- Students must meet the eligibility requirements (see above)
- All CARES Act payments will be made by paper check
- To ensure timely delivery of the paper check, students must verify their address on file to ensure it is correct and up to date. To do so, students must log into Brandman University’s Self Service portal and click on “Personal Information”, then click on “Update Addresses and Phones” and then update the “Mailing Address”, if needed
- Cares Act Funding disbursements to eligible students will begin the week of September 28, 2020
Brandman University has agreed to and certified that it 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.
Brandman University has received a total of $598,309 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
Brandman University has distributed $598,309 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2020.
The estimated total number of students at Brandman University who were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to apply for and receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was 6,219.
A total of 954 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2020.
Brandman University notified students in a letter and opened an application period on August 18, 2020 for students to request an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CARES Act. The application deadline was September 11, 2020. The letter, which outlines eligibility, can be found here.
A Frequently Asked Questions document was compiled by Brandman University concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants and posted below.