Lions Covid Safety Guidelines

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Mars Hill University received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Act, which were or will be made available for direct student emergency financial aid grants and to assist the university in recovering the costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. There are two portions to the funding, student and institutional, which are summarized below and detailed in the reports available through the hyperlinks provided.

Institutional Portion Reporting

The Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports are provided to summarize how Mars Hill University has utilized the institutional portion of HEERF funds.

Student Portion Reporting

Mars Hill University has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement to be eligible to receive its distribution amount from HEERF. The University has used, or intends to use, at least 50% of its total HEERF allocations to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CARES, CRRSAA, and ARP is determined by consideration of students enrolled during the corresponding semesters in which these funds are available. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Mars Hill with a valid FAFSA showing need and/or exceptional need were or will be considered for such grants.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, Mars Hill University incurred the following activities:

  • $1,107,750 received under ARPA
  • $1,107,750 distributed as Emergency Financial Aid Grants
  • 890 students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under ARPA
  • 890 students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under ARPA

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, Mars Hill University has been allocated the following amounts:

  • $2,211,723 allocation is available under ARPA
  • These funds were neither received nor distributed

For the quarter ended March 31, 2021, Mars Hill University incurred the following activities:

  • $853,850 received under CRRSAA
  • $853,850 distributed as Emergency Financial Aid Grants
  • 446 students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CRRSAA
  • 446 students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CRRSAA

For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, Mars Hill University incurred the following activities:

  • $0 HEERF allocations or receipts
  • $0 distributions to students

For the period April 24, 2020 (which is the date of the first HEERF award) through September 30, 2020, Mars Hill University incurred the following activities:

  • $853,850 received under CARES
  • $853,850 distributed as Emergency Financial Aid Grants
  • 845 students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CARES
  • 845 students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CARES