Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

University of Detroit Mercy Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

On May 6, 2020, the Office of Postsecondary Education published requirements for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting. Reporting for HEERF funds distributed to the University of Detroit Mercy will begin 30 days from the signed Department of Certification and agreement and each 45 days thereafter.

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    June 23, 2020 - 45 Day Report

    This document provides the necessary information to comply with Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”)), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281.

    Institution Name: University of Detroit Mercy

    Date of report: 6/23/2020

    ✔ (Checked) Institution has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement document under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    Total amount of funds the institution will receive from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:

    OR  $1,552,662

    Total amount of funds the institution has received from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:

    TOTAL AMOUNT of Emergency Financial Aid Grants DISTRIBUTED to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES

    Act as of the date of this report:  $1,249,830

    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:    During the 2019/2020 academic year, 3,518 of our enrolled students were Title IV eligible as of 6/19/20. 

    TOTAL NUMBER of STUDENTS who HAVE RECEIVED an Emergency Financial Aid Grant: 2500

    Method(s) used by the institution to determine WHICH STUDENTS receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and HOW MUCH they would receive:

    The Detroit Mercy CARES Act grant provides a one-time $500 stipend for all eligible students enrolled in the Summer term to help defray the cost of converting to online course work or to be used as needed by the student. There is no application process for this grant. Student eligibility is vetted through the Office of Financial Aid.   There are also grants available to students that demonstrate financial need as a result of the COVID pandemic.  The student must submit an application for these grants with an explanation of the need.  Detroit Mercy will issue a payment directly to the student through a check or direct deposit once either of the grants is authorized.

    Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants: https://www.udmercy.edu/current-students/covid-fund-criteria.php

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    May 9, 2020

    Reporting date: May 9, 2020

    1. On April 9, 2020 the Certification and agreement was signed and returned to the Department of Education. Furthermore, University of Detroit Mercy 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.
    2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $1,552,662
    3. As of May 9, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $362,000
    4. 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 thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1,601. However, this number will increase weekly.
    5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 724
    6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The Detroit Mercy CARES Act grant provides a one-time $500 stipend for all students enrolled in the Summer term to help defray the cost of converting to online course work or to be used as needed by the student. There is no application process for this grant. There are also grants available to students that demonstrate financial need as a result of the COVID pandemic. The student must submit an application for these grants with an explanation of the need. Detroit Mercy will issue a payment directly to the student through a check or direct deposit once either of the grants is authorized.

    1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants is posted at https://www.udmercy.edu/current-students/covid-fund-criteria.php. Beginning the week of May 5, 2020 eligible students received an email reiterating this information.