CARES Act reporting information

CARES Act reporting information

CARES Act reporting information

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

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

As of May 13, 2020, Auburn University has received and distributed $3,880,400 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 May 13, 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 3,208.

The method used by Auburn University to determine which students receive 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 will remain open until all funds are distributed.

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. 

Last updated: 05/14/2020