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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

HEERF Initial Reporting

Am I eligible to receive aid under the CARES Act?
Fordham University has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Form and is eligible to receive up to $8,147,184. Under the agreement, Fordham University intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  • Potential eligible students: 10,067

As it relates to Emergency Financial Aid Grants, as of October 27, 2020, the University:

  • Will receive $4,073,592
  • Has distributed to students: $2,979,232
  • Total # of students receiving Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 2,091

Budget and Expenditure Report through September 30, 2020, Cares Act Institutional Portion

The University has set aside funds to assist students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. The CARES Act identifies the following as eligible expenses: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Students should complete the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (CARES Act): Emergency Grants to Students Application to request assistance. The request includes a detailed statement and an itemized list of eligible expenses incurred (in some cases receipts may be required later). The Office of Student Financial Services will review and respond to each request as quickly as possible.