Consumer Information for Prospective and Current UDC Students
This page provides prospective and current students important information about the University. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs disclose information from various administrative areas to students. Visit the HEOA website for more information.
CARES Act Reporting Disclosure
Acknowledgment of Funding
The University of the District of Columbia signed the Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 10, 2020. The funding request was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on April 15, 2020. On April 25, 2020, the University received $1,804,763.
The sole and exclusive purpose of the $1,804,763.00 is to provide emergency financial aid grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.
Total Awards Made
As of June 2, 2020, the University of the District of Columbia has awarded 1,249 students $897, 847 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act. The University estimates that there were 2390 students at the institution who could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act disbursed to students between June 30th – September 29th was $362,600. The number of students who received funding during this period was 430.
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act disbursed to students between September 30th and December 31st was $543,316. The total number of students to receive awards for this period was 1,239.
The total number of estimated students eligible to participate in the CARES Program: 5,734*
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant: 3,029**
The method used to determine which students received the Emergency Financial Aid Grant: Application
*The total number of eligible students includes students who may have been enrolled spring 2020, summer 2020, and fall 2020.
**Students may have received funding for more than one term of enrollment.
All funds from the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 have been allocated. The total amount awarded to students for the period ending December 31, 2020 total of $1,804,763.
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The CARES Act establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act, which allows institutions of higher education to use up to 50 percent of the funds they receive to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction, or religious worship. On May 11, 2020, the University of the District of Columbia received $1,804,763.
The Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports for the Institutional portion under the CARES Act are provided below:
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