Hampton University | CARES Act Quarterly Update (October 4, 2020)

Hampton University has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assurance that it intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Hampton received $2.1 million from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

As of October 4, 2020, Hampton has distributed $1,451,950 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

The estimated total number of Hampton students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, is 3,315.

As of October 4, 2020, 2,316 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Hampton uses the following methodology to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

  • Each 2019-20 Title IV-eligible undergraduate, graduate and graduate professional/continuing education (CE) student enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester, including 2020 graduating seniors, will receive $500.
  • Each 2019-20 Pell-eligible returning undergraduate and continuing education (CE) student enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester will receive an additional $405, for a total of $905.

Hampton uses the following criteria to determine student eligibility for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

  • Filed a 2019-20 FAFSA prior to the 2019-20 academic year;
  • Enrolled at Hampton during the Spring 2020 semester;
  • Determined by Hampton’s Financial Aid Office to be eligible for Title IV aid; and
  • Determined by Hampton’s Financial Aid Office to be eligible for Federal Pell Grant.

Hampton informed all eligible students of the process for applying for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email. Hampton also posted information regarding CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants eligibility on the University’s main website.