Financial Aid and the COVID-19 CARES Act
Below is additional information as it relates to the University of Dallas and its
receipt of funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Higher Education
Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
The required acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department
the Certification and Agreement.
The CARES ACT was passed on March 27, 2020. The University of Dallas signed and submitted
the application for Student Aid on April 29, 2020.
The University of Dallas accepts the offered funds, with the assurance that the institution
has used, or 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 funds that the institution will receive or has received from the
This Act allocated $1,277,096 to the University of Dallas.
The University confirmed that $638,548 would be used for students upon signing the
certification to accept the funds.
This money must go directly to students ”to provide emergency financial aid grants
to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus
(including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing,
course materials, technology, health care, and child care).
* pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial
Aid Grants to Students.
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate
-Enrolled in the Spring 2020 term, with a valid FAFSA
* under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible
to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of
the CARES Act.
The total amount and total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial
$597,650 for 410 students as of August 6, 2020.
* under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
What method is used to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants
and how much they receive?
Students can complete this Google form to apply for federal grant aid as well as institutional COVID-19 Emergency Funds while
logged into their udallas.edu email account.
- Need for technology upgrade to participate in remote learning (computer, wifi, web
cam, microphone, headphones, data plans)
- Books or supplies needed to complete classes from home (text books, work books, art
supplies, online tools)
- Off campus housing, utilities, and food costs due to student being unable to return
to campus after Spring break (undergraduate on-campus and Rome students only).
- Transportation costs due to unanticipated campus closure (flights, bus, train, or
gas expenses due to changing travel plans or the need to leave or come back to campus
at unplanned times)
- Childcare costs due to a student paying for care while completing classes moved online
Students who are not eligible for federal CARES Act funding are automatically considered
for UD COVID-19 Emergency Funds. The minimum grant amount is $300 and can be increased
depending on the ways an eligible student has been affected. Pell Grant students were
given priority for funds.
We're here to help.
The Office of Financial Aid is open virtually at this time - with counselors available during normal business
hours, Monday - Friday, via email and phone.
Phone: (972) 721-5266 | Toll-free number: (800) 628-6999 | Fax: (972) 721-5074
Mailing Address: University of Dallas | Office of Financial Aid | 1845 East Northgate
Drive | Irving, TX 75062-4736