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Baylor College of Medicine

CARES ACT HEERF Funding

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Baylor College of Medicine has signed and returned a Funding Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education and intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency financial assistance to students in degree-granting programs who have incurred expenses directly related to the disruption of campus operations due to Covid-19. 

Baylor has been awarded $253,002 of CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to use towards emergency funding for students. As of June 15, 2020, the College is working to finalize the eligibility determinations and therefore, has not yet distributed any HEERF grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

There are 1,577 Baylor students potentially eligible for CARES Act grant funding. As the grant draws on a limited pool of funds, the College cannot guarantee the availability of funds for assistance.

There are 1,577 Baylor students potentially eligible for CARES Act grant funding. As the grant draws on a limited pool of funds, the College cannot guarantee the availability of funds for assistance to all eligible students. Determination of specific award amounts will be based on a review of applications submitted by eligible students.

The deadline for submission of CARES Act HEERF grant fund applications was July 22, 2020. The specific award amounts to individual students will now be determined based on a review of the need and planned use of the requested funds as described by students in their applications as well as the supporting cost documentation submitted by the applicants. Initial distribution of funds to eligible students is planned for August 2020.
 
Once the determination of specific award amounts of CARES Act HEERF grant funds to individual students is finalized, grant payments will be issued to awardees by the method they have selected in RefundSelect with Student Account Services. Additionally, information regarding the number of individual awardees and the total amount of CARES Act HEERF grants funds distributed by the College to students will be posted to this website.

The application process is closed and submitted applications are under review.

Updated as of July 28, 2020.