On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security
(CARES) Act, providing roughly $14 billion to institutions of higher education. Grace Mission
University was allotted $ 61,227 through section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Grace Mission University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form for HEERF funding and intends to utilize 50% of the total funds ($30, 614) to award as direct cash grants to our students who experienced additional expenses as a result of COVID-19.
The CARES Act pertains to students who were enrolled in an on-campus program prior to the shift to remote learning and who are eligible to receive federal financial aid. The 2019-20
FAFSA application serves as verification of eligibility. Students who have not filed a FAFSA,
may still do so now to determine CARES Act funding eligibility.
At this moment, GMU has not yet made any distributions of CARES act funds. We will
determine grant amounts and the eligible students when the fund is available. We will begin
disbursing awards to students shortly thereafter.
Students who were enrolled in an online-only program or who are ineligible for federal financial aid do not qualify for a CARES Act grant.
Should you have any questions about the CARES Act grant process, please contact financial aid department.
The GMU community continues to pray for you and those you love during this time. We
continue to work diligently on our plan for reopening campuses and will keep the community
updated as our plans emerge.
NOTE: Grace Mission University is providing this information to demonstrate compliance with requirements of the CARES Act for institutions receiving allocations from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.