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The CARES Act provides Harrisburg University specifically with a generous grant in the amount of $768,293 intended to directly benefit its students. 

As of April 6, 2021, $741,250  has been distributed directly to students. This leaves $795,336 of the $1,536,586 total award.  These funds will be utilized to assist in our “Return to Campus” initiative for the Fall 2021 and in event of appeals based on extenuating circumstances above and beyond the university’s initial determination of eligibility.

As of January 10, 2021, $741,250 had been distributed directly to students.

The university recognizes that all its students have been affected by the COVID-19 emergency, whether due to having to purchase new equipment and/or invest in technological upgrades to successfully shift from an on-campus to a virtual campus environment; or due to loss of employment, resulting in difficulty in paying for rent, food, or other living expenses; or due to other unforeseen circumstances. Approximately 602 students at Harrisburg University were initially identified as potentially eligible for this grant. Ultimately, 588 were determined to meet eligibility based on the following criteria:

A one-time grant in the amount of $1250 will be issued automatically in the form of a check and mailed to the students who meet the previously mentioned criteria. Students do not need to submit anything to receive it.

Students who can demonstrate expenses directly related to the COVID-19 emergency that exceed $1250 may submit an appeal for additional funds by sending an email to The appeal must state the student’s name, student ID, the reason for the appeal, the amount requested, and documentation of expenses. Since students are already receiving $1250 from this grant, all documentation must show expenses that exceed that amount. Requests that do not provide the preceding information will not be considered.

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Required Reporting

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report

Report Date 04/06/21 (covering quarter ending 03/31/21)

View Report (PDF)
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