Media Statement Regarding CARES Act Funding
Bellevue University will use the Emergency Financial Aid grants it receives as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act fund to assist eligible students who may be facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In accordance with federal guidelines, the emergency student aid funds distributed by Bellevue University may only be granted to students who are or could be eligible to participate in Title IV financial aid programs, and who were enrolled and attending residential classes as of March 13, 2020.
Per the federal guidelines, students enrolled and attending 100% online as of March 13, 2020, are not eligible to receive CARES Act funding, even if they are eligible for federal financial aid.
Eligible students will receive the funds beginning in late May through early June.
Students who have experienced financial hardship but do not qualify for the emergency aid may still apply for other resources.
Bellevue University only submitted a request for the Emergency Financial Aid funding that was allocated for eligible students through the CARES Act.
About the CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, provides a $14.25 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for institutions of higher education to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of these funds, 90% is allocated to colleges and universities based primarily on student enrollment.
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 57,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).