CARES Act (HEERF)


Through the CARES Act, Congress set aside grant funding to the Education Stabilization Fund Act for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). These grants were allocated to colleges and universities in order to help alleviate students’ expenses resulting from the disruption of campus operations related to COVID-19. William Jewell College determined that its students experienced a variety of expenses resulting from the disruption of campus operations during Spring 2020 including, but not limited to food, housing, technology, course materials, and travel, as students were asked to move off campus and complete their programs virtually online.

  • The total amount of HEERF funds received by William Jewell College on May 12, 2020, from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution to students was $353,796.
  • Click here for the June 10, 2020 HEERF 30-Day Report.
  • On May 12, 2020, all students received notification through their William Jewell College email of the available funds and instructions on confirming eligibility for a grant.
  • On June 24, 2020, distribution of CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants in the amount of $580 began to 611 qualified students.
  • Review the HEERF budget report for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2020.