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.
Maximum Award Amount: To be determined pending eligibility determinations.
The specific award amount to an individual student will be based on the needs of the student as described in the application and as supported by the appropriate documentation.
The CARES Act HEERF grant funds will be distributed to students based on need as demonstrated in their application through the application process that is currently being developed.