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COVID-19
Emergency Grant Funding

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognizes that students at all levels — undergraduate, graduate and professional — are experiencing additional financial needs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To meet immediate needs related to the pandemic, Carolina has awarded emergency grants from multiple resources, including funding provided by the University through the Student Impact Fund and funding provided by the federal government through the CARES Act.

But the additional needs created by the pandemic will extend into the 2020-2021 academic year, and meeting them will require roughly double the funding for students that the University received through the CARES Act.

As one of two public universities that meet the full demonstrated need of all undergraduate students who qualify for aid, the University is working to identify additional resources so that it can continue to meet full need, including the additional need that students are demonstrating as a result of COVID-19.

The University is committed to meeting the needs of students as transparently and as equitably as possible. In addition to reporting required by the CARES Act, which appears below and is regularly updated, we offer the following facts and resources.

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What is the CARES Act?

冠状病毒的援助,救灾和经济安全的行为,也被称为关心作用,成为法律三月2020思虑的一个组成部分行动,高等教育紧急救助基金,提供资金,高等教育机构,有一半的资金明确针对提供财政援助赠款,以学生的生活由流行病,而另一半在指令起因于大流行交付显著的变化帮助机构的薪酬被打乱。思虑法分配给高等教育机构确定的补助金将如何分配给学生,以及如何将计算出的各批的量,根据该法规定的限度内,并通过教育的美国部门的责任。

How much funding for students did the University receive through the CARES Act?

$8,647,589.

How much of this CARES Act funding will be awarded to students?

$8,647,589.

How much of this CARES Act funding was awarded to students in spring and summer 2020?

$1,170,917 was awarded to meet the pandemic-related needs of students last spring and this summer. In addition to this CARES Act funding, the University awarded $1 million in emergency grants through the Student Impact Fund.

Will the CARES Act funding be enough to meet the additional demonstrated need that has been created by the COVID-19 pandemic?

No. We currently estimate that the pandemic will create an additional $16 million in financial need among undergraduate, graduate and professional students during the 2020-2021 academic year, more than double the $7.5 million in CARES Act funding that remains.

Will any of this CARES Act funding be used to reimburse the University for its own expenses?

No. The University has not used, and will not use, any of the CARES Act funding for students to reimburse itself. The student portion of the CARES Act funding has been used and will be used exclusively to provide grants to meet the additional need that students will demonstrate because of the pandemic.

Will other CARES Act funding be awarded to students?

Yes. Beyond the remaining $7.5 million in CARES Act funding for students, the University estimates that it will need to identify an additional $8.5 million in funding to meet the additional need that students will demonstrate because of the pandemic. The University has committed $2.5 million of its institutional CARES Act funding for this purpose.

Does the federal government limit how the University may use CARES Act funding?

是。政府需要关心行为供资仅可用于谁在中学后教育入学去年春天,当校园行动是因为covid,19只为与这一流行病的需求和中断期的学生。此外,高校只能使用关心行动的资金用于学生谁有资格获得下与高等教育法第四章相关的各项规章制度联邦财政援助。这些规则包括通过联邦学生援助(FAFSA)的免费的应用程序建立的资格,保持令人满意的学业进展和剩余目前就读的学生录取。禁止政府关心行动资金被用来满足某些类型的学生需要 - 例如,需要从工作或收入损失所产生的 - 从大流行甚至直接在此需要结果时。

How will CARES Act funding be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year?

The University will use CARES Act funding to meet a portion of the additional financial need that the pandemic has created. Using the funds in this way will help students persist in their studies and graduate on time; it will also help the University meet the greater demonstrated need of the student body as a whole.

以确保学生得到他们的关心在今年秋季2020学期,奖学金和助学金的办公室授予的资金开始行动拨款,而不需要额外的应用程序,每一个本科生谁在为佩尔,约奖学金和大学助学金资格至少$ 1,000,每一个这样的学生接收学年的$ 1,000总赠款资金的增加。通过个人申诉,办公室还授予关心行动的资金研究生和专业的学生,​​以及谁表现出非凡的需要其他本科学生。一如既往,该办公室也正在考虑从谁以前没有资格学生需要为基础的援助请求,但其财务状况发生了变化。

Why is the University awarding CARES Act funding in these ways?

该大学的总体目标是继续满足每一个本科生谁援助资格的全面表现出的需求,帮助所有学生在学习和研究生持续时间和管理有限资源尽可能透明和尽可能公平。学校认为,要实现这些目标的最佳方式是快速和系统地增加对谁晋级佩尔,约奖学金或至少$ 1,000大学教育资助本科生资金支持,而对于研究生,专业和其他本科学生的财政储备资金情况已经恶化,因为covid-19大流行。

How will CARES Act grants appear in undergraduate financial-aid packages?

因特殊情况,包括关心行动,后期变化二零二零年至2021年的学杂费,学校必须修改初步一揽子援助,它以前与学生共享。因为思虑行事,谁曾胜任佩尔奖学金契约或大学赠款二○二○年至2021年的本科生会看到比他们的初步包学年$ 1,000共补助经费的增加。思虑行为拨款的具体数额可能会超过$ 1,000,并会根据需要证明有所不同。关心行动的资金将通过学生账号秋季学期2020分配和自动退还给每个学生。这些资金将不适用于对学生帐户未缴费用。

Why isn’t the University distributing an equal share of CARES Act funding to every student?

如果学校分发了$八百六十四万七千五百八十九在关心行事谁见了受教育的美国部门设立的最低资格要求所有学生中同样对学生的资助,每名合资格的学生将会收到$ 384补助金。以上符合条件的学生的一半将没有证明经济需要,即使在流感大流行的影响进行核算。而不是使用资金以这种方式,大学是他们在各级,其金融需求已经大流行,因为增加指导,帮助学生,让这些学生在学业和研究生持续时间。虽然这种做法将导致少得多的学生接受关心行动资助,大学认为,这是使用这些资金的最公平,最公正,最有效的方法。

Are there other funds available for emergency grants or financial needs related to COVID -19?

Yes.  Students may use the Needs Analysis Review Form or contact the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid to request reconsideration of their needs due to loss of income, extraordinary expenses or other items related to their costs for 2020-21. In addition, emergency grant funding is available through the Dean of Students’ Student Emergency Fund. The Dean of Students will work with the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid to use remaining Student Impact Fund and other resources available to help meet the financial needs of students.

How does the University report its use of CARES Act funding to the federal government?

The University’s required report to the federal government on its use of CARES Act funding appears below and is regularly updated:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The institution has/will receive $8,647,589.

The estimated total number of students at the institution 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 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, is 22,500.

As of July 20, the University has awarded $8,646,087 of these funds and $365,541 of the institutional portion of its CARES funds, a total of $9,011,628 to 3,957 students.