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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and related economic fallout, the U.S. Congress passed three pieces of legislation: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) in December 2020, and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in March 2021. Each of these laws provided funding for higher education to the US Department of Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

The CARES Act (HEERF I) provided $14 billion in funding to institutions of higher education in the form of emergency student grants to students and financial support for schools during the pandemic. The University of Hawaiʻiat Mānoa (UH Mānoa) has received $20.8M in CARES funding.

The CRRSAA Act (HEERF II) authorized $20 billion in support for institutions of higher education. UH Mānoa has received $31.1M in CRRSAA funding.

The ARPA Act (HEERF III) provided an additional $40 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. UH Mānoa has received $31.3M in ARPAfunding.

The HEERF funding was provided in three different allotments, or tranches, with different purposes for each tranche:

Tranche 1 (Student Grants)

These funds are to be used for emergency financial aid grants to students for any component of the student’s cost of attendance, or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care. UH Mānoa has received a total of $26.7M in Tranche 1 funds from the CARES, CRRSAA, and ARPA Acts.

Tranche 2 (Institutional Portion)

These funds may be used to defray institutional expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll), and to make additional emergency financial aid grants to students as permitted under Tranche 1. The ARPA Act added the requirement to use a portion of the institutional funds to implement evidence-based practices to monitor and suppress coronavirus in accordance with public health guidelines, and to conduct direct outreach to financial aid applicants about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to the recent unemployment of a family member or independent student, or other circumstances. UH Mānoa has received a total of $33.3M in Tranche 2 funds from the CARES, CRRSAA, and ARPA Acts.

Tranche 3 (Minority-Serving Institutions)

These funds may be used to defray institutional expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll), to carry out student support activities authorized by the Higher Education Act that address needs related to the coronavirus, and to make additional emergency financial aid grants to students as permitted under Tranche 1. UH Mānoa has received a total of $23.2M in Tranche 3 funds from the CARES and CRRSAA Acts.

HEERF Reporting

The U.S. Department of Education initially directed institutions receiving HEERF funds to publicly provide reporting 30 days after receipt of funds and every 45 days thereafter. The Department of Education subsequently decreased the frequency of the public reporting to every calendar quarter, beginning with the quarter ending September 30, 2020.

Each report can be found in the sections below.

HEERF Emergency Financial Aid Grants Report

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and the ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. Institutions that received HEERF I grant funds under the CARES Act were not required to submit applications for the HEERF II and HEERF III grants. In keeping with the terms of acceptance of these funds, UHM intends to use no less than $5,504,934 of the CRRSAA, and no less than $15,705,317 of the ARP (a)(1) program to provide emergency financial aid grants directly to students.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education under the CRRSAA, and $15,705,317 under the ARP (a)(1) program.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP(a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission.

    $4,194,633.62

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:

    19,100

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:

    3,000

  6. The methods(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:

    Students with exceptional need will be prioritized first by amount of the student’ Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. Students without an EFC who are US Citizens will then be prioritized by date of emergency grant program application submission. Finally, all others without an EFC (Non-Citizens/DACA) will be prioritized by date of emergency grant program application submission. The amount to be provided is $2000/student/semester.

    A very small group of students were provided with reimbursements associated with direct costs related to quarantining off campus and outside of their student housing unit.

  7. Any instructions, direction, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

    Students were notified of the availability of CRRSAA and ARP student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students accessed the application they saw a landing page with basic information on eligibility, with a link to the timeline and FAQs.

    Students are instructed that expenses must be related to the student’s Cost of Attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

HEERF Quarterly Expenditures Report (Institutional and Minority Serving Institution Portion)

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3) (PDF)

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (PDF) under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable.

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and the ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. Institutions that received HEERF I grant funds under the CARES Act were not required to submit applications for the HEERF II and HEERF III grants. In keeping with the terms of acceptance of these funds, UHM intends to use no less than $5,504,934 of the CRRSAA, and no less than $15,705,317 of the ARP (a)(1) program to provide emergency financial aid grants directly to students.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education under the CRRSAA, and $15,705,317 under the ARP (a)(1) program.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    As of June 12, 2021, UHM has not distributed CRRSAA or ARP funding to students. Disbursement will begin in July.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

    The total number of students eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants is estimated to be 16,859.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

    As of June 12, 2021, no students have received CRRSAA or ARP emergency financial aid grants.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

    Students with exceptional need will be prioritized first by amount of the students’ Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. Students without an EFC who are US Citizens will then be prioritized by date of emergency grant program application submission. Finally, all others without an EFC (Non-Citizens/DACA) will be prioritized by date of emergency grant program application submission. The amount to be provided is $2000/student/semester.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Students were notified of the availability of CRRSAA and ARP student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students access the application they will see a landing page with basic information on eligibility, with a link to the timeline and FAQs.

    Students are instructed that expenses must be related to the student’s Cost of Attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic stimulus package that was signed into law by the United States Congress on March 27, 2020 to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While the CARES Act is a widely impacting package of $2 trillion, a portion of the funds (roughly $14 billion) were allocated toward higher education in the form of emergency student grants to students and financial support for schools during this pandemic. Of the higher education allocation, funds are given to schools for the following purposes:

  1. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
    • Emergency Financial Aid Grant for Students
    • Institutional financial support to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus” disruption.
  2. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)
  3. Grants to institutions particularly impacted by coronavirus, to be administered through FIPSE.

* Priority of these grants goes to small institutions who received less than $500,000 under the HEERF formula and MSI grants and still have significant unmet need.

Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public within 10 days after the date the end of each calendar quarter:

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and 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 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. UHM 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.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to UHM’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    As of March 31, 2021, UHM has distributed $5,504,934 awards of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs 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.

    Estimated 14,913 classified, U.S. citizens for spring 2020 are eligible. Not all of the 14,913 are FAFSA filers. UH Mānoa has an application process for all students applying for CARES Act funding, and FAFSA non-filers must certify that they are eligible for Title IV funding as part of that process.

    Approximately 67% of students at UH Mānoa are FAFSA filers.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of March 31, 2021, approximately 5,249 students received a CARES Act grant.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa determined that all students who are eligible for Title IV aid, FAFSA and non-FAFSA filers were eligible to receive a CARES grant. This included undergraduate and graduate students but not students enrolled in distance education programs prior to the COVID-19 shift to online instruction.

    Students had to submit an online application and indicate if they filed or did not file a FAFSA for 2019-2020. FAFSA filers were presumed automatically eligible if they had been awarded Title IV funds.

    Non-filers had to certify eligibility by penalty of perjury, that they were eligible for aid based on 10 criteria.

    All students had to attest to and sign a statement of educational purpose.

    Students could receive grants of $500–$2500. Exceptions above $2500 were made on a case by case basis via a committee process. No award would exceed the maximum Pell amount for 2019–2020.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Students were notified of the availability of CARES Act student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students log onto the application, using UH Mānoa credentials, they will see a landing page with information, eligibility, certification process, criteria, timeline and FAQs.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable (PDF)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic stimulus package that was signed into law by the United States Congress on March 27, 2020 to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While the CARES Act is a widely impacting package of $2 trillion, a portion of the funds (roughly $14 billion) were allocated toward higher education in the form of emergency student grants to students and financial support for schools during this pandemic. Of the higher education allocation, funds are given to schools for the following purposes:

  1. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
    • Emergency Financial Aid Grant for Students
    • Institutional financial support to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus” disruption.
  2. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)
  3. Grants to institutions particularly impacted by coronavirus, to be administered through FIPSE.

* Priority of these grants goes to small institutions who received less than $500,000 under the HEERF formula and MSI grants and still have significant unmet need.

Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public within 10 days after the date the end of each calendar quarter:

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and 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 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. UHM 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.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to UHM’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    As of December 31, 2020, UHM has distributed $5,355,160 awards of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. UH did not distribute any awards for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students during the quarter ending on December 31, 2020.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs 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.

    Estimated 14,732 classified, U.S. citizens for spring 2020 are eligible. Not all of the 14,732 are FAFSA filers. UH Mānoa has an application process for all students applying for CARES Act funding, and FAFSA non-filers must certify that they are eligible for Title IV funding as part of that process.

    Approximately 67% of students at UH Mānoa are FAFSA filers.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of December 31, 2020, approximately 4,982 students received a CARES Act grant. UH did not distribute any additional awards for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students during the quarter ending on December 31, 2020.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa determined that all students who are eligible for Title IV aid, FAFSA and non-FAFSA filers were eligible to receive a CARES grant. This included undergraduate and graduate students but not students enrolled in distance education programs prior to the COVID-19 shift to online instruction.

    Students had to submit an online application and indicate if they filed or did not file a FAFSA for 2019-2020. FAFSA filers were presumed automatically eligible if they had been awarded Title IV funds.

    Non-filers had to certify eligibility by penalty of perjury, that they were eligible for aid based on 10 criteria.

    All students had to attest to and sign a statement of educational purpose.

    Students could receive grants of $500–$2500. Exceptions above $2500 were made on a case by case basis via a committee process. No award would exceed the maximum Pell amount for 2019–2020.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Students were notified of the availability of CARES Act student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students log onto the application, using UH Mānoa credentials, they will see a landing page with information, eligibility, certification process, criteria, timeline and FAQs.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable (PDF)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic stimulus package that was signed into law by the United States Congress on March 27, 2020 to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While the CARES Act is a widely impacting package of $2 trillion, a portion of the funds (roughly $14 billion) were allocated toward higher education in the form of emergency student grants to students and financial support for schools during this pandemic. Of the higher education allocation, funds are given to schools for the following purposes:

  1. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
    • Emergency Financial Aid Grant for Students
    • Institutional financial support to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus” disruption.
  2. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)
  3. Grants to institutions particularly impacted by coronavirus, to be administered through FIPSE.

* Priority of these grants goes to small institutions who received less than $500,000 under the HEERF formula and MSI grants and still have significant unmet need.

Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public within 10 days after the date the end of each calendar quarter:

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and 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 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. UHM 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.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to UHM’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    As of October 12, 2020, UHM has distributed $4,664,679.00 awards of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs 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.

    Estimated 14,732 classified, U.S. citizens for spring 2020 are eligible. Not all of the 14,732 are FAFSA filers. UH Mānoa has an application process for all students applying for CARES Act funding, and FAFSA non-filers must certify that are eligible for Title IV funding as part of that process.

    Approximately 67% of students at UH Mānoa are FAFSA filers.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of October 12, 2020, approximately 4,673 students received a CARES Act grant.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa determined that all students who are eligible for Title IV aid, FAFSA and non-FAFSA filers were eligible to receive a CARES grant. This included undergraduate and graduate students but not students enrolled in distance education programs prior to the COVID-19 shift to online instruction.

    Students had to submit an online application and indicate if they filed or did not file a FASA for 2019-2020.

    FAFSA filers were presumed automatically eligible if they had been awarded Title IV funds.

    Non-filers had to certify eligibility by penalty of perjury, that they were eligible for aid based on 10 criteria.

    All students had to attest to and sign a statement of educational purpose.

    Students could receive grants of $500 – $2500. Exceptions above $2500 were made on a case by case basis via a committee process. No award would exceed the maximum Pell amount for 2019–2020.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Students were notified of the availability of CARES Act student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students log onto the application, using UH Mānoa credentials, they will see a landing page with information, eligibility, certification process, criteria, timeline and FAQs.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic stimulus package that was signed into law by the United States Congress on March 27, 2020 to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While the CARES Act is a widely impacting package of $2 trillion, a portion of the funds (roughly $14 billion) were allocated toward higher education in the form of emergency student grants to students and financial support for schools during this pandemic. Of the higher education allocation, funds are given to schools for the following purposes:

  1. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
    • Emergency Financial Aid Grant for Students
    • Institutional financial support to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus” disruption.
  2. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)
  3. Grants to institutions particularly impacted by coronavirus, to be administered through FIPSE.

* Priority of these grants goes to small institutions who received less than $500,000 under the HEERF formula and MSI grants and still have significant unmet need.

Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and 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 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. UHM 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.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to UHM’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    As of August 25, 2020, UHM has distributed $2,706,084 awards of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs 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.

    Estimated 14,732 classified, U.S. citizens for spring 2020 are eligible. Not all of the 14,732 are FAFSA filers. UH Mānoa has an application process for all students applying for CARES Act funding, and FAFSA non-filers must certify that are eligible for Title IV funding as part of that process.

    Approximately 67% of students at UH Mānoa are FAFSA filers.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of August 25, 2020, approximately 1,986 students received a CARES Act grant.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa determined that all students who are eligible for Title IV aid, FAFSA and non-FAFSA filers were eligible to receive a CARES grant. This included undergraduate and graduate students but not students enrolled in distance education programs prior to the COVID-19 shift to online instruction.

    Students had to submit an online application and indicate if they filed or did not file a FASA for 2019-2020.

    FAFSA filers were presumed automatically eligible if they had been awarded Title IV funds.

    Non-filers had to certify eligibility by penalty of perjury, that they were eligible for aid based on 10 criteria.

    All students had to attest to and sign a statement of educational purpose.

    Students could receive grants of $500 – $2500. Exceptions above $2500 were made on a case by case basis via a committee process. No award would exceed the maximum Pell amount for 2019–2020.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Students were notified of the availability of CARES Act student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students log onto the application, using UH Mānoa credentials, they will see a landing page with information, eligibility, certification process, criteria, timeline and FAQs.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic stimulus package that was signed into law by the United States Congress on March 27, 2020 to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While the CARES Act is a widely impacting package of $2 trillion, a portion of the funds (roughly $14 billion) were allocated toward higher education in the form of emergency student grants to students and financial support for schools during this pandemic. Of the higher education allocation, funds are given to schools for the following purposes:

  1. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
    • Emergency Financial Aid Grant for Students
    • Institutional financial support to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus” disruption.
  2. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)
  3. Grants to institutions particularly impacted by coronavirus, to be administered through FIPSE.

* Priority of these grants goes to small institutions who received less than $500,000 under the HEERF formula and MSI grants and still have significant unmet need.

Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and 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 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. UHM 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.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to UHM’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    As of July 9, 2020, UHM has distributed $2,390,631 awards of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs 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.

    Estimated 14,732 classified, U.S. citizens for spring 2020 are eligible. Not all of the 14,732 are FAFSA filers. UH Mānoa has an application process for all students applying for CARES Act funding, and FAFSA non-filers must certify that are eligible for Title IV funding as part of that process.

    Approximately 67% of students at UH Mānoa are FAFSA filers.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of July 9, 2020, approximately 1,820 students received a CARES Act grant.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa determined that all students who are eligible for Title IV aid, FAFSA and non-FAFSA filers were eligible to receive a CARES grant. This included undergraduate and graduate students but not students enrolled in distance education programs prior to the COVID-19 shift to online instruction.

    Students had to submit an online application and indicate if they filed or did not file a FASA for 2019-2020.

    FAFSA filers were presumed automatically eligible if they had been awarded Title IV funds.

    Non-filers had to certify eligibility by penalty of perjury, that they were eligible for aid based on 10 criteria.

    All students had to attest to and sign a statement of educational purpose.

    Students could receive grants of $500 – $2500. Exceptions above $2500 were made on a case by case basis via a committee process. No award would exceed the maximum Pell amount for 2019–2020.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Students were notified of the availability of CARES Act student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students log onto the application, using UH Mānoa credentials, they will see a landing page with information, eligibility, certification process, criteria, timeline and FAQs.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic stimulus package that was signed into law by the United States Congress on March 27, 2020 to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. While the CARES Act is a widely impacting package of $2 trillion, a portion of the funds (roughly $14 billion) were allocated toward higher education in the form of emergency student grants to students and financial support for schools during this pandemic. Of the higher education allocation, funds are given to schools for the following purposes:

  1. Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
    • Emergency Financial Aid Grant for Students
    • Institutional financial support to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus” disruption.
  2. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)
  3. Grants to institutions particularly impacted by coronavirus, to be administered through FIPSE.

* Priority of these grants goes to small institutions who received less than $500,000 under the HEERF formula and MSI grants and still have significant unmet need.

Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and 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 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act on April 12, 2020, and returned the signed Certification and Agreement with the submitted application for funding. UHM 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.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

    UHM has received $5,504,934 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to UHM’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

    As of May 19, 2020, UHM has distributed $885,747 awards of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs 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.

    Estimated 14,732 classified, U.S. citizens for spring 2020 are eligible. Not all of the 14,732 are FAFSA filers. UH Mānoa has an application process for all students applying for CARES Act funding, and FAFSA non-filers must certify that are eligible for Title IV funding as part of that process.

    Approximately 67% of students at UH Mānoa are FAFSA filers.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of May 19, 2020, approximately 771 students received a CARES Act grant.

  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa determined that all students who are eligible for Title IV aid, FAFSA and non-FAFSA filers were eligible to receive a CARES grant. This included undergraduate and graduate students but not students enrolled in distance education programs prior to the COVID-19 shift to online instruction.

    Students had to submit an online application and indicate if they filed or did not file a FASA for 2019-2020.

    FAFSA filers were presumed automatically eligible if they had been awarded Title IV funds.

    Non-filers had to certify eligibility by penalty of perjury, that they were eligible for aid based on 10 criteria.

    All students had to attest to and sign a statement of educational purpose.

    Students could receive grants of $500 – $2500. Exceptions above $2500 were made on a case by case basis via a committee process. No award would exceed the maximum Pell amount for 2019–2020.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    Students were notified of the availability of CARES Act student funds via email and texts and received a link and were directed to apply online.

    When students log onto the application, using UH Mānoa credentials, they will see a landing page with information, eligibility, certification process, criteria, timeline and FAQs.

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