Bradley University has received grant funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in the amount of $4,276,013. One half of this amount ($2,138,007) will be disbursed to approximately 3800 eligible Bradley University students. The university has developed a process for distribution and has communicated that to eligible students.
Distribution Methodology for Eligible Students
In recognizing that most Bradley University students have borne some costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic, Bradley University will distribute a one-time $400 grant through the CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund to Bradley University students meeting all of the following criteria:
Filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA and have submitted all required documentation to the Bradley University Financial Aid office.
Been an undergraduate or graduate student, enrolled in an in-person, degree-seeking program prior to March 13, 2020 and remained enrolled throughout the semester; and
Been enrolled as at least a half-time student during Spring Semester 2020 and been making satisfactory academic progress.
Eligible students do not need to apply for the $400 grant funding. The university will automatically disburse the grant funds directly to the eligible student starting May 15. Disbursements will not be applied to an outstanding balance on the student account. Grant checks will be mailed directly to the student. By cashing the grant check, the student confirms they have incurred $400 in expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
Application Methodology for Additional Emergency Needs of Eligible Students
Bradley University will consider additional grants to those eligible students (meeting the above requirements) who have incurred extraordinary expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.. Eligible students should complete an online application [B1] which will provide the university more details on the student’s emergency needs.
At this time, the maximum amount of additional emergency assistance the university will provide to a student under this application process is $2,600. This amount is over and above the $400 one-time grant. Requested funds does not automatically assure that full or partial funding will be awarded. Funds will be disbursed until all the grant funds are exhausted. Further information or clarification may be requested. If funding is approved the student will be notified by email of the grant amount and the grant funds will be disbursed directly to the student. Disbursements from this fund will not be applied to an outstanding balance on a student account.
The IRS has determined that financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as unexpected expenses for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or childcare, are qualified disaster relief payments under section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code and are not includible in your gross income.