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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) – Established through the CARES Act of 2020

HEERF Awarding Report – March 31, 2021

The U.S. Dept. of Education awarded UWA $1,192,293 in CRRSAA funding to be given directly to students early in the Spring, 2021 semester. To guide distribution of these funds UWA created a needs-based tier, establishing the highest federally-calculated need as a priority while also taking direct educational expenses into account. Results of this needs-based distribution are included in the following breakdown:

  Award Amount Total Recipients Total Awarded
On Campus Students:           
Received Federal Aid, but Not Pell Grant Eligible $800 291 $232,800
Partial Pell Grant Eligible $1,000 186 $186,000
Full Pell Grant Eligible $1,200 358 $429,600
Online Only Students:      
Received Federal Aid, but Not Pell Grant Eligible $200 227 $45,400
Partial Pell Grant Eligible $300 224 $67,200
Full Pell Grant Eligible $400 454 $181,600
Non-Federal Aid Students:      
No Federal Aid Received $100 324  $32,400
Less Than Half-Time Enrollment $100 56 $5,600
Total   2,120 $1,180,600


  • A total of 2,120 students were supported by a distribution of $1,180,600.

  • A balance of $11,691 remains to assist struggling students over the Summer, 2021 semester.

For the UWA Institutional Portion, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act, please click here.