Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to receive funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the Department of Education. By doing so, the university assures no less than 50 percent of the funds will be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. IUPUI received $10,459,673 to provide Emergency Grants to students.
As of Monday, June 15, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act at IUPUI is $9,875,790.
The total number of students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, who could be eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, is approximately 17,500. As of Monday, June 15, 2020, 7,338 students have been awarded funds.
IUPUI awarded CARES Act Grants automatically to eligible students who met the criteria listed below. Students who did not meet the eligibility criteria for the automatically-awarded CARES Act Grant could complete an application to be reviewed and considered for CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants. Eligibility criteria for the application-based CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant are listed below. Award amounts for both grants ranged from $700-$1,500. Information about the Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including details about the application process, was distributed via email, through campus websites, in communications from campus leadership, and through the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Services financial challenges website. Additional guidance provided to students can be found on those websites and below