CARES Act Emergency Student Funds Application
Doane University has received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We will use the student portion of the funds to provide direct emergency aid to Doane students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. The federal government requires that the funds cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations, including expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.
This application form is for students who have not already completed a FAFSA (which allows us to determine eligibility for funds) and have not already received an automatic distribution of CARES Act student funds.
If you have already received an automatic distribution of CARES ACT student funds, you do not need to complete this form.
The intent of the CARES Act, in particular, the student funds, is for institutions of higher education to distribute the funds as quickly as possible. They also encourage institutions to prioritize students most in need. To determine CARES Act funding levels, Doane used five tiers of Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Doane uses these tiers within our financial aid practices for the University. The following table includes the five EFC tiers.
|Tiers||Estimated Family Contribution|
|Tier 5||Equal to or more than $30,001|
|Tier 1||Less than $1*|
Doane will distribute the available student CARES Act funds among the five tiers according to the following table. Students with the highest financial need will receive most of the funds.
|Distribution Tiers ($700,000)||Individual Awards per Tier based on enrollment and eligibility|
|Tiers 1, 2, and 3||$700|