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Bethel CARES

Bethel Cares

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Bethel Cares

Bethel CARES Fund

Bethel University students were provided a total amount of $1,060,537 in emergency funding. These funds were distributed to students to help offset additional expenses related to continuing education despite the closure of Bethel’s campuses due to COVID-19.

The funding was distributed based upon the following federal and institutional guidelines:

  1. Students must have been enrolled in a face-to-face course on March 13, 2020, as reported in the March 2020 enrollment report.
  2. Funds were prorated based upon full-time, three-quarters time, half-time, or less-than-half time enrollment status.
  3. Students must be a U.S. citizen or Title IV eligible permanent resident to receive funding.

Funds were used for qualifying expenses, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. Funds to qualifying students were disbursed via ACH for students that have most recently received funds from Bethel in this manner. Otherwise, checks were mailed to the students’ home addresses that are on file with the University. Students did not need to complete an application to receive these funds. Funds were disbursed by May 29, 2020.

Funds being disbursed were part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Bethel University received $1,060,537 in funding for students after completing the Certification and Agreement with the Department of Education and agreed to disburse the required amount directly to students.

Click here to view the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under Section 18004(a)(1) and 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act.

Click here to view the previous Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under Section 18004(a)(1) and 18004(a)(2) of the CARES Act.

Final report of student HEERF disbursements

Students eligible to receive emergency funding - 1,236
Students who received emergency funding - 1,236