CARES Act reporting information

CARES Act reporting information

CARES Act reporting information

Student Aid

Auburn University has signed and returned the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Agreement to the Department of Education.  Auburn University has used 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.

The total amount of student funds that Auburn University has received pursuant to the institution’s agreement for emergency financial aid grants to students is $7,822,873.

As of June 4, 2020, Auburn University has received and distributed $7,822,873 to eligible students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Based on completed 2019-20 FAFSAs, there are approximately 13,000 students at Auburn University 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 grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of June 4, 2020, the total number of eligible students who have applied for and received an emergency financial aid grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 6,194.  All available funds have been distributed as of June 4, 2020.

The method used by Auburn University to determine which students received emergency funding under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is an online application.  Awards range from $400 to $2400 per student.  The application was closed on June 3, 2020.

An email was sent to all Auburn University students who were enrolled for spring 2020 to inform them of the funding application.  This email provided basic eligibility criteria and a link to the application.  The availability of the funding application was also communicated via Auburn University social media, The Auburn Plainsman social media, and local news outlets.

Institutional Portion

Auburn University has signed and returned the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Agreement to the Department of Education. Auburn University has used no more than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act for Institutional Costs.

As of July 27, 2020, Auburn University has received $7,822,872 and used these funds to reimburse the University for a portion of the prorated refunds made to students for housing and dining services the University was no longer able to provide because of significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus, in accordance with Section 18004(c). The funds are accounted for in accordance with our usual internal control processes for federally sponsored contracts and grants. Our most recent Uniform Guidance Audit Report on Federal Awards is available.

Last updated: 07/29/2020