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Bethel Cares Fund 2021

Bethel Cares

by Bethel University

Bethel Cares

Bethel University recently received $1,060,537 in emergency funding for students under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), commonly referred to as HEERF II (The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II. Financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Bethel is disbursing funds to students, prioritizing those with exceptional need, as required by CRRSAA. Below is a summary of how funding levels were determined:

  1. Students must have been in at least one course in a degree or certificate program at Bethel University on February 2, 2021
  2. Students must have had a completed, active FAFSA on February 2, 2021
  3. Maximum funding allocations were determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
    1. Students with an EFC of $16,000 or less will receive up to $550
    2. Students with an EFC greater than $16,000 will receive up to $100
  4. Funds are prorated based upon full-time, three-quarters time, half-time, or less-than-half time enrollment status

Financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Students DO NOT need to complete an application to receive funds. Funds will be disbursed via ACH or check. Students will receive an email via their Bethel email address regarding the method of disbursement.

In total, 2,307 students will receive funding from HEERF II equaling $1,061,675.