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CARES Act Section 18004 Reporting

Under Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Queens University is required to submit a report to the Secretary of Education (the Secretary) describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Pursuant to those requirements, Queens University acknowledges that

  1. The requisite Certification and Agreement has been signed and returned to the Secretary, stipulating that no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act has been (or will be) used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. $1,532,000 has been received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. $727,300 has been distributed to students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 16, 2020.
  4. Approximately 1,200 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of 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.
  5. 1,184 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 16, 2020.
  6. Awards range between $175 and $1,200, and depend on the federal need of the student/family as well as the housing status of the student for the spring term.
  7. These federal emergency funds are only available to US Citizens, and only to students that were enrolled in the spring term, and in an ‘on ground’ program.  Graduate program students in our on-line degrees are NOT eligible for any funds per direction from the Department of Education.

Note: Questions may be directed to finaid@queens.edu.

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