Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding

Manchester University has applied for and received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and has used at least 50 percent of those funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students, as mandated by the Act under Section 18004(a)(1). The university has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department. In accordance with this agreement, the institution received $755,726 to be awarded as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.  

Manchester University understands that our students have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus. An estimated 1200 students were determined to be eligible to receive a grant. In awarding the funds we prioritized students with the greatest need while ensuring that the funds were distributed as widely as possible. As of September 30, 2020 the university had awarded and distributed $755,726 of these funds. Grants were distributed to 1,200 students enrolled in seated classes and who had filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) for the academic year or could prove eligible to file a FASFA, when the university moved to online classes March 23, 2020. These grants were not applied to existing account balances and were disbursed to students by direct deposit if a direct deposit account was set up, or by check mailed to the student's billing address. 

Initially all students deemed eligible received $250-800 in CARES Act grants. Eligible students received grants based on multiple factors including financial need, information on record for the 2019-2020 academic year, and additional information that helped inform decisions. Those eligible were also given the opportunity to apply for additional funds if their need exceeded what was initially determined.  

Students were given instructions on how to obtain the funds via email on May 14, 2020. 

This is the final quarterly report. 

Click here to see the Student Quarterly Report HEERF II and III.

Click here to see the 6/31/2021 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

Click here to see the 6/31/2021 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report Corrected.

Click here to see the 3/31/2021 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

Click here to see the 12/31/2020 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

Click here to see the 9/30/2020 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report