The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funding to students whose lives have been disrupted because of the coronavirus global pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Education made available emergency financial aid grants to students of institutions who need financial support for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology, as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare.
Wongu University of Oriental Medicine submitted to the Department of Education an Agreement to receive HEERF funds of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid funds to qualifying students under Section 484 in Title IV for the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Wongu University was granted $7,398.00 and has distributed $7,398.00 by July 1, 2020, to a total of 27 students. Student eligibility for receiving the funds was based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education issued on April 21, 2020: to receive HEERF I student emergency grant funds, students must be eligible to receive Title IV federal financial aid (e.g., Pell Grant, Direct Loans, etc.) and have incurred additional expenses due to campus disruptions due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, such as food, housing, technology, course materials, health care, and childcare.
The funds were distributed evenly among all qualifying students.