Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students

The following information is provided to comply with the Department of Education's CARES Act Reporting requirements. This information is limited to CARES Act funding and does not include grant programs utilizing institutional funds.

Reporting as of: October 25th, 2020

Ohio Christian University submitted a Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the Department of Education in May, 2020. Pursuant to this agreement, Ohio Christian University assures that no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(A)(1) of the CARES Act are being used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Ohio Christian University was allocated $874,085 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a) (1) of the CARES Act as of October 25th, 2020 is $747,383.40. Ohio Christian University will report updates at least every 45 days, as awarding emergency funds continues. The 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)(a) of the CARES Act is 381. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a) (1) of the CARES Act is 349. Ohio Christian University continues to award emergency funds.

Ohio Christian University has established an application process for students to request funds for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The Emergency Grant Form was emailed and accessible online to all eligible students. Award amounts are determined by Ohio Christian University based upon an individualized review of the student emergency grant application in accordance with guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education. As of October 25th, 2020, the average amount awarded to a student is $2,141.50.

Ohio Christian University announced the availability of emergency grants in an email message sent on May 18, 2020, to all eligible students, and the university alert system was also used to communicate emergency grant availability to eligible students. The financial aid office has also been in communication with students about the required use of these funds and the necessary expenses that relate to these emergency grants.

Ohio Christian University students can visit the U.S. Department of Education CARES Act (HEERF) page for additional information regarding emergency grants or the Ohio Christian University Coronavirus page for campus and community updates.