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CARES Act Report

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

As of July 10, 2021

For the Quarterly reporting period of April—June 2021.

Northeastern University is providing emergency grants to eligible students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), under the CARES Act, to support our learners who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 campus disruptions. To promote transparency and comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, we are providing the following public information:

  1. Northeastern University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 16, 2020. Northeastern has used or will 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.
  2. The total amount of funds that Northeastern University received from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students is $5,093,571.
  3. The total amount of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $5,195,200 as of June 30, 2021.
  4. The estimated total number of Northeastern students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 17,992.
  5. A total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 6,494 as of June 30, 2021.
  6. Northeastern determined which students would receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants based upon the CARES Grant application and verification of Title IV aid eligibility. To determine award amounts, the university instituted upper limits for some expense categories as well as an aggregate individual grant limit equivalent to the maximum Pell Grant, as recommended by the Department of Education. The university also considered financial support applicants have or will receive. Beginning in Spring 2021, Northeastern distributed $800 block grants to currently enrolled students who demonstrated exceptional need based on the FAFSA and received Title IV Federal Aid in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  7. On April 24, 2020, all students were notified via email that Northeastern would receive and distribute Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act. Students were directed to the FAQ page for further information and a link to the 2019-2020 online application. The 2019-2020 application closed on May 28, 2020.The university continued to review applications and distribute Emergency Financial Aid Grants after the 2019-2020 application closed. In Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, university offices referred eligible students who disclosed financial hardship due to the national emergency to submit a 2020-2021 application, with directions provided on the application.Beginning in Spring 2021 and through June 30, 2021, students eligible for the $800 block grant were notified and provided instructions by email.

Additional Reports

CARES Act Report as of May 22, 2020

CARES Act Report as of July 2, 2020

CARES Act Report as of August 14, 2020

CARES Act Report as of September 30, 2020

CARES Act Report as of January 8, 2021

CARES Act Report as of April 8, 2021

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report, Institutional Portion

HEERF Institutional Report as of October 27, 2020