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CARES Act Reporting

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act, was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that money, approximately $14 billion was given to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF.

The University of Idaho submitted a Funding Certification and Agreement under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in April 2020. Pursuant to this agreement, the University assures that no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act are being used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

In April 2020, the University of Idaho received a total grant award of $6,905,296, of which $3,452,648 has been made available for student emergency aid.

The remaining $3,452,648 is available to the University to offset institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

This page has been established to comply with the public reporting requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education for these federal grant funds.

Student Funding

  • The total amount of funds we received that will be awarded to students.
    • $3,452,648
  • The total amount that has been distributed to students.
    • As of Oct. 29, 6,527 CARES Act disbursements have gone out to students. That represents 5,640 unduplicated students with the spring, summer and fall awards. In total that is $3,181,256.00.
  • The total amount of students that are eligible to receive the funds.
    • As of Oct. 12, 6,439 students were identified as eligible for the funds.
  • The methods we used to identify the students who were eligible.
    • Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education define eligible students as:
      • Enrolled during the spring semester
      • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV)
      • Not enrolled in online or dual-credit courses
    • The fall awards also required an application.
  • Any guidance we provided to the students concerning the emergency funds.
    • Students who received the CARES Act funding were sent the following email.

      The University of Idaho has a small amount of CARES Act funding available for this fall term. You may meet the qualifications to apply for CARES Act funding to cover additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations. We will be awarding CARES money until we are out of funds. To apply complete the application available at the financial aid website here and return it to Student Financial Aid Services via email, fax, or in-person.

      In order to be eligible students must:

      • Be enrolled during the fall semester;
      • Be enrolled in an in-person degree program;
      • Be eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV), as identified by the U.S. Department of Education:
        • Filed an online 2020-21 FAFSA application;
        • Completed all required financial aid verification;
        • In Satisfactory Academic Progress standing;
      • Not enrolled in an online-based program or dual-credit courses.

  • The total amount of funds we received that will be awarded to students.
    • $3,452,648
  • The total amount that has been distributed to students.
    • As of Oct. 12, 6,439 students have been awarded CARES Act funding at a total of $3,117,541.
  • The total amount of students that are eligible to receive the funds.
    • As of Oct. 12, 6,439 students were identified as eligible for the funds.
  • The methods we used to identify the students who were eligible.
    • Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education define eligible students as:
      • Enrolled during the spring semester
      • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV)
      • Not enrolled in online or dual-credit courses
  • Any guidance we provided to the students concerning the emergency funds. Students who received the CARES Act funding were sent the following email:

    The University of Idaho has a small amount of CARES Act funding available for this fall term. You may meet the qualifications to apply for CARES Act funding to cover additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations. We will be awarding CARES money until we are out of funds. To apply complete the application available at the financial aid website here and return it to Student Financial Aid Services via email, fax or in-person.

    In order to be eligible students must:

    • Be enrolled during the fall semester;
    • Be enrolled in an in-person degree program;
    • Be eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV), as identified by the U.S. Department of Education:
      • Filed an online 2020-21 FAFSA application;
      • Completed all required financial aid verification;
      • In Satisfactory Academic Progress standing;
    • Not enrolled in an online-based program or dual-credit courses.

  • The total amount of funds we received that will be awarded to students.
    • $3,452,648
  • The total amount that has been distributed to students.
    • As of Sept. 18, 6,439 students have been awarded CARES Act funding at a total of $3,117,541.
  • The total amount of students that are eligible to receive the funds.
    • As of Sept. 18, 6,439 students were identified as eligible for the funds.
  • The methods we used to identify the students who were eligible.
    • Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education define eligible students as:
      • Enrolled during the spring semester
      • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV)
      • Not enrolled in online or dual-credit courses

      Please keep in mind there is not enough funding for all the students who meet these minimum qualifications. Once we have established the additional criteria, you will be notified.

  • Any guidance we provided to the students concerning the emergency funds. Students who received the CARES Act funding were sent the following email:

    The University of Idaho has a small amount of CARES Act funding available for this fall term. We are still exploring options of how we will administer the funds. At a minimum, in order to be eligible students must:

    • Be enrolled during the fall semester;
    • Be enrolled in an in-person degree program;
    • Be eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV), as identified by the U.S. Department of Education:
      • Filed an online 2020-21 FAFSA application prior to Sept. 4, 2020;
      • Completed all required financial aid verification;
      • In Satisfactory Academic Progress standing;
    • Not enrolled in an online-based program or dual-credit courses.

  • The total amount of funds we received that will be awarded to students.
    • $3,452,648
  • The total amount that has been distributed to students.
    • As of Sept. 3, 6,439 students have been awarded CARES Act funding at a total of $3,117,541.
  • The total amount of students that are eligible to receive the funds.
    • As of Sept. 3, 6,439 students were identified as eligible for the funds.
  • The methods we used to identify the students who were eligible.
    • Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education define eligible students as:
      • Enrolled during the spring semester
      • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV)
      • Not enrolled in online or dual-credit courses

      For more information on COVID-19 go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/vandal-health-clinic/coronavirus

  • Any guidance we provided to the students concerning the emergency funds. Students who received the CARES Act funding were sent the following email:

    We wanted to inform you that Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds from the CARES Act have been released to your bank or a check has been mailed to you. You are not required to document how they spent these emergency funds.

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds are specifically intended for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. These expenses can include eligible expenses already included in your cost of attendance, including but not limited to:

    • Relocation expenses
    • Food
    • Housing
    • Course materials
    • Technology
    • Health care
    • Child care

  • The total amount of funds we received that will be awarded to students.
    • $3,452,648
  • The total amount that has been distributed to students.
    • As of June 12, 5,477 students have been awarded CARES Act funding at a total of $2,809,701
  • The total amount of students that are eligible to receive the funds.
    • As of June 12, 5,477 students were identified as eligible for the funds.
  • The methods we used to identify the students who were eligible.
    • Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education define eligible students as:
      • Enrolled during the spring semester
      • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV)
      • Any guidance provided to students concerning the emergency funds was delivered in an email to students receiving the CARES Act funding:

        Students enrolled in classes this summer may be eligible for CARES Act funding from the federal COVID-19 response. Payments will be issued on or around July 16. Please review the criteria below.

        • Eligible students must meet the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education and defined by the University of Idaho:
          • Enrolled during summer semester on or before July 15;
          • Enrolled in an in-person degree program;
          • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV), as identified by the U.S. Department of Education:
            • Filed an online 2019-20 FAFSA application by midnight Central time, June 30;
            • Completed all required financial aid verification;
            • In Satisfactory Academic Progress standing;
            • Not enrolled in an online-based program or dual-credit courses.

        If you have questions about your eligibility or payment, contact Financial Aid at finaid@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6312.

  • The total amount of funds we received that will be awarded to students.
    • $3,452,648
  • The total amount that has been distributed to students.
    • As of May 19, 5,477 students have been awarded CARES Act funding at a total of $2,809,701
  • The total amount of students that are eligible to receive the funds.
    • As of May 19, 5,477 students were identified as eligible for the funds.
  • The methods we used to identify the students who were eligible.
    • Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education define eligible students as:
      • Enrolled during the spring semester
      • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV)
      • Not enrolled in online or dual-credit courses

      For more information on COVID-19 go to: https://www.uidaho.edu/vandal-health-clinic/coronavirus

  • Any guidance we provided to the students concerning the emergency funds. Students who received the CARES Act funding were sent the following email.

    We wanted to inform you that Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds from the CARES Act have been released to your bank or a check has been mailed to you. You are not required to document how they spent these emergency funds.

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds are specifically intended for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. These expenses can include eligible expenses already included in your cost of attendance, including but not limited to:

    • Relocation expenses
    • Food
    • Housing
    • Course materials
    • Technology
    • Health care
    • Child care

  • The total amount of funds we received that will be awarded to students.
    • $3,452,648
  • The total amount that has been distributed to students.
    • As of May 11, 5,470 students have been awarded CARES Act funding at a total of $2,806,110.
  • The total amount of students that are eligible to receive the funds.
    • As of May 11, 5,470 students were identified as eligible for the funds.
  • The methods we used to identify the students who were eligible.
    • Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education define eligible students as:
      • Enrolled during the spring semester
      • Eligible for federal financial assistance (Title IV)
      • Not enrolled in online or dual-credit courses
  • Any guidance we provided to the students concerning the emergency funds. Students who received the CARES Act funding were sent the following email:
  • We wanted to inform you that Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds from the CARES Act have been released to your student account. If you are set up for direct deposit, you should see it in your bank account within the next five days. If you didn't sign up for direct deposit, a check will be mailed to you on Tuesday, May 12. You are not required to document how you spend these emergency funds.

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds are specifically intended for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. These expenses can include eligible expenses already included in your cost of attendance, including but not limited to:

    • Relocation expenses
    • Food
    • Housing
    • Course materials
    • Technology
    • Health care
    • Child care

    For more information on COVID-19 go to the university site: https://www.uidaho.edu/vandal-health-clinic/coronavirus

University Funding

Download the HEERF report (PDF).

Vandal Health Clinic

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Phone: 208-885-6693

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