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University of Dallas and the COVID-19 CARES Act

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 Department*

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 in programs* 

1468 students

-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 Aid Grant*

  $636,250 disbusred for 441 students as of October 14, 2020.

   Historical information:

  • June 30, 2020 - $420,650
  • September 30, 2020 -  $204,600 during quarter, $625,250 cummulative

  * 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.

CARES Act funds can be used to assist students with expenses related to the closure of campus due to COVID-19. Including the following: 
  • 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

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