HEERF Reporting

July 8, 2021

July 8, 2021 (9:00 A.M.): In compliance with Department of Education regulations, Howard Payne University is required to post updates on the status of HEERF funding. The following report outlines the allocation of funds for institutional support for the 2nd quarter of 2021 for CRRSSA funds.

As of June 30, 2021, Howard Payne University has distributed $520,957 of the $520,957 available Emergency Financial Aid grants to 745 eligible students.

In compliance with Department of Education regulations, Howard Payne University is required to give updates concerning the status of Emergency Financial Aid grants. As all funds have been expended received from CRRSSA for Section 18004(a)(1) and this is the final report.

Click here or the link below to view the CRRSSA quarterly report for institutional funds.

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021 (11:00 a.m.): Howard Payne University applied for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 22, 2020. The certification and agreement remains in effect for future HEERF funds and requires HPU to utilize the applicable amount of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare).

Under CRRSAA, Howard Payne University was allocated $520,957 to provide emergency grants directly to students. The following information provides award and recipient details:

Total Amount of Funds Received:

On March 30, 2021, Howard Payne University received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students in the amount of $520,957.

Total Amount of Funds Distributed:

As of April 5, 2021, Howard Payne University has distributed $520,957 of the $520,957 to 745 eligible students.

611 awards were made to full time undergraduate students; 64 awards were made to part time undergraduate students; and 70 awards were made to graduate students.

Award recipients were sorted by financial need and awarded based on that designation.

180 full time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $0 to $999 received $1,100. 162 full time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $1,000 to $9,999 received $1,000. 136 full time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $10,000 to $24,999 received $725. 64 full time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $25,000 to $49,999 received $400. 26 full time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $50,000 and higher received $180. 43 full time undergraduate students with no EFC due to no FAFSA on file received $150.

23 part time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $0 to $999 received $250. 13 part time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $1,000 to $9,999 received $200. 9 part time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $10,000 to $24,999 received $200. 3 part time undergraduate students with an EFC ranging from $25,000 and higher received $175. 16 part time undergraduate students with no EFC due to no FAFSA on file received $125.

32 graduate students with an EFC ranging from $0 to $999 received $225. 8 graduate students with an EFC ranging from $1,000 to $9,999 received $200. 3 graduate students with an EFC ranging from $10,000 and higher received $175. 27 graduate students with no EFC due to no FAFSA on file received $125.

Students were given the option to electronically consent to these grant funds to be applied to their student account in lieu of receiving a check. Of the 745 eligible students, 51 students opted to apply the funds to their account balance. The remaining 694 either didn’t respond or requested a check and were mailed a check on April 5, 2021.

Students were notified that these funds were available to assist eligible students with expenses related to the disruption of University operations due to COVID-19, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses.

January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021 (4:15 PM CDT): In compliance with Department of Education regulations, Howard Payne University is required to post updates on the status of HEERF funding. The following report outlines the allocation of funds for institutional support for the fourth quarter of 2020. Click here or the link below to view the document.

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 (11:35 AM CDT): In compliance with Department of Education regulations, Howard Payne University is required to post updates on the status of HEERF funding. The following report outlines the allocation of funds for institutional support. Click here or the link below to view the document.

October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020 (11:35 AM CDT): As of September 30, 2020, Howard Payne University has distributed $520,957 of the $520,957 available Emergency Financial Aid grants to 555 eligible students.

In compliance with Department of Education regulations, Howard Payne University is required to give updates concerning the status of Emergency Financial Aid grants. As all funds have been expended, this is the final posting report for HEERF fund expenditures for Section 18004(a)(1).

August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020 (12:56 PM CDT): As of July 31, 2020, Howard Payne University has distributed $520,957 of the $520,957 available Emergency Financial Aid grants to 555 eligible students.

In compliance with Department of Education regulations, Howard Payne University is required to give updates concerning the status of Emergency Financial Aid grants. This statement will be re-posted every 45 days. 

June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 (10:40 AM CDT): Of the 555 students eligible for Emergency Financial Aid Grants, additional aid of $10,902 was applied for and distributed as of June 16, 2020.

As of June 16, 2020, Howard Payne University has distributed $520,957 of the $520,957 to 555 eligible students.

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:

During spring 2020, Howard Payne University had 555 eligible Title IV recipients. For purposes of this grant, a Title IV recipient meets the following criteria:

  • received federal funding during the spring 2020 semester;
  • was not enrolled in an online academic program

This report will be updated every 45 days.

June 6, 2020

June 6, 2020 (8:50 AM CDT): Howard Payne University applied for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 22, 2020. The certification and agreement requires HPU to utilize no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare).

Under HEERF, Howard Payne University was allocated $520,957 to provide emergency grants directly to students. The following information provides award and recipient details:

Total Amount of Funds Received:

On May 5, 2020, Howard Payne University received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students in the amount of $520,957.

Total Amount of Funds Distributed:

As of May 22, 2020, Howard Payne University has distributed $461,125 of the $520,957 to 555 eligible students.

260 full time Pell recipients received $1,000; 31 part-time Pell recipients received $500; 231 full-time subsidized loan recipients received $750; and 33 part-time subsidized loan recipients received $375.

Of these 555 eligible students, additional aid of $20,400 was applied for and distributed as of May 28, 2020 and additional aid of $28,350 was applied for and distributed as of June 4, 2020.

As of June 4, 2020, Howard Payne University has distributed $510,055 of the $520,957 to eligible students. Students may apply for additional aid via the CARES Act Grant Application on the HPU website until August 3, 2020.

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:

During spring 2020, Howard Payne University had 555 eligible Title IV recipients. For purposes of this grant, a Title IV recipient meets the following criteria:

  • received federal funding during the spring 2020 semester;
  • was not enrolled in an online academic program

Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients:

Howard Payne University distributed funds to students using two methods. Under the guidelines outlined in a letter dated April 9, 2020 from Secretary Betsy De Vos, the University allocated and distributed HEERF funds in the amount of $461,125 to all Title IV eligible students. The remaining HEERF funds of $59,854 was allocated to those students who demonstrated additional needs related to the disruption of campus operations because of COVID-19.

This report will be updated every 45 days.

May 22, 2020

​​May 22, 2020 (4:15 PM CDT): As a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), HPU students will be eligible to apply for an emergency relief grant to help with “their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child-care expenses.”

To qualify for CARES Act grant funds, a student must be verified as eligible for Title IV financial aid and enrolled in face-to-face classes as of March 13, 2020, the date of President Trump’s national emergency proclamation.

To apply for CARES Act grant funds, please complete the CARES Act Grant Application located on HPU Gateway. The deadline to apply is August 3, 2020.

The amount each student may receive will be based on the number of applications received and the funds available.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen LaQuey, Director of Student Financial Aid, at klaquey@hputx.edu or 325-649-8805.