CARES Act

CARES Act Grant details & certification

Nicholls State University received $5,057,520.00 from the Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), also known as, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act). Funds are to be split between students and institutional needs. An additional CARES Act fund (Strengthening Institutions Program of Title III) provided Nicholls with $247,189 for faculty training and technology expenses.

CARES Act for Students

On April 14, 2020, Nicholls State University signed the CARES Act agreement to receive $2,528,760 to be used exclusively for the purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the CoVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Students

  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen (international and undocumented students do not qualify)
  • Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or approved homeschool (dual enrollment students do not qualify)
  • Not be enrolled exclusively in an online program (Nicholls Online students do not qualify)
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree program
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default or overpayment status on federal aid
  • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale
  • Have a valid FAFSA by May 15 and resolved any outstanding requirements related to your identity, educational purpose, selective service registration, birth certificate or social security card if applicable

Eligible students who have met the qualifications will receive $400. In addition, eligible students living on-campus will receive an additional $450. If you qualify under the CARES Act, no application is necessary, and these funds will be posted to your financial aid awards in Banner. *Note: unlike loans, these funds represent grants and do not have to be repaid.

(A small portion of the CARES Act funds has been reserved for extraordinary circumstances via application and will be on a case-by-case basis only until allocated funds are exhausted. These funds are only for students who experienced disruptions while enrolled during the spring 2020 semester and are seeking reimbursement of expenses. New purchases do not qualify.) 

Ineligible Students

The language of the law specifically prohibits the following types of students from receiving the emergency grants:

  • International and undocumented students
  • Dual enrollment students
  • Students enrolled through Nicholls Online

 

CARES Act for the Institution

On April 14, 2020, Nicholls State University signed the CARES Act agreement to recieve $2,528,760 is to be used to assist the University with facility and remote operational expenses which resulted from the CoVID-19 pandemic.

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund- Strengthening Institutions Program

On June 1, 2020, Nicholls State University received $247,189 is to be used for faculty development and remote technology expenses which resulted from the CoVID-19 pandemic.

 

REPORTING

The CARES Act requires institutions to submit ongoing reports. View reports below:

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid

30-day reporting
75-day reporting
120-day reporting
Quarter ending September 30, 2020
Quarter ending April 22, 2021

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund- Institution

Quarter ending September 30, 2020
Quarter ending December 31, 2020
Quarter ending March 31, 2021

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund- Strengthening Institutions

Quarter ending September 30, 2020
Quarter ending December 31, 2020
Quarter ending April 22, 2021

 

EFS REPORTING

IHE NameIHE Duns #Annual ReportDue DateCurrent Reporting PeriodStatus
 
NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY065479529First Annual Report- CARES ActFebruary 8, 2021March 13, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Submitted 2/5/2021
 
 
 

QUESTIONS

Updates regarding CARES Act disbursements will be posted on this web page.

(If you  have questions regarding the disbursement process, please email finaid@nicholls.edu)