CARES Act Emergency Grant

Reporting Information

The US Department of Education CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students 

CARES Act Reporting

HEERF III Student Aid Quarterly Report - For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2021 expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All student emergency aid funding authorized under the CARES Act (HEERF I) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) (HEERF II) has been disbursed, and the final reports for those funds were submitted. In addition to the CARES Act (HEERF I) and CRRSAA (HEERF II) funding administered, UWL will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (HEERF III) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 
  2. On May 24, 2021, UWL received an award of $9,105,949 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (HEERF III).
  3. For the quarter ending June 30, 2021, $0 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III). 
  4. Institutional data is currently being evaluated to estimate the total number of students at UWL 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 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III).
  5. For the quarter ending June 30, 2021, a total of 0 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4)of the ARP (HEERF III).
  6. Student eligibility criteria, the method by which the institution will determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and how much students will receive under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III) is under development to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  7. Guidance from the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 2003(a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP (HEERF III) is under development to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
HEERF II Student Aid Final Report as of May 19, 2021 expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All student emergency aid funding authorized under the CARES Act (HEERF I) has been disbursed as of the quarter ending December 31, 2020, and the final report for those funds was submitted for the same quarter. In addition to the CARES Act (HEERF I) funding administered, UWL will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) (HEERF II) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 
  2. On January 19, 2021, UWL received an award supplement of $3,394,821 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) (HEERF II).
  3. As of May 19, 2021, $3,394,821 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II). 
  4. An estimated total of 9,441 students at UWL are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II).
  5. As of May 19, 2021, a total of 3,883 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II). Priority was given to students with exceptional need as determined by the FAFSA.   
  6. To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II), UWL students were required to be: 
  • All active students (including programs offered exclusively online). 
  • Eligible to receive Title IV funding – determined by the receipt of a FAFSA.
  • Demonstrating significant financial need arising from the COVID-19 pandemic (via receipt of a Federal Pell Grant during the spring semester 2020-21, or self-certification on an institutional application).
  1. No application process was required for students who received a Federal Pell Grant award during 2020-21. All Federal Pell Grant recipients automatically received a $1,000 award disbursed directly to the student; some of these same students received up to an additional $1,986.26 to assist in pending cost of attendance for summer. All other eligible students (not Pell eligible) were instructed to complete the electronic application and self-certify their financial need related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All applications were submitted to UWL Financial Aid Office (FAO) for review. If approved, a grant of $800 was added to the student’s financial aid offer and disbursed to the student.  UWL provided information to all enrolled students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email.  For additional information, contact finaid@uwlax.edu.  
HEERF II Student Aid Quarterly Report - For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021 expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All student emergency aid funding authorized under the CARES Act (HEERF I) has been disbursed as of the quarter ending December 31, 2020, and the final report for those funds was submitted for the same quarter. In addition to the CARES Act (HEERF I) funding administered, UWL will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) (HEERF II) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 
  2. On January 19, 2021, UWL received an award supplement of $3,394,821 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) (HEERF II).
  3. As of March 31, 2021, $3,352,400 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II). 
  4. An estimated total of 9,441 students at UWL are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II).
  5. As of March 31, 2021, a total of 3,852 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II). Priority was given to students with exceptional need as determined by the FAFSA.   
  6. To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II), UWL students were required to be: 
  • All active students (including programs offered exclusively online). 
  • Eligible to receive Title IV funding – determined by the receipt of a FAFSA.
  • Demonstrate significant financial need arising from the COVID-19 pandemic (via receipt of a Federal Pell Grant during the spring semester 2020-21, or self-certification on an institutional application).
  1. No application process was required for students who received a Federal Pell Grant award during 2020-21.  All Federal Pell Grant recipients automatically received a $1,000 award disbursed directly to the student. All other eligible students, (not Pell eligible) were instructed to complete the electronic application and self-certify their financial need related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All applications were submitted to UWL Financial Aid Office (FAO) for review. If approved, a grant of $800 was added to the student’s financial aid offer and disbursed to the student.  UWL provided information to all enrolled students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email.  For additional information, contact finaid@uwlax.edu.  
Student Aid Quarterly Report for October 1, 2020-December 31, 2020-FINAL expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UWL will use 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. 
  2. On April 20, 2020, UWL received $3,394,821 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. An additional $633,116 has been allocated for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.  
  3. As of January 8, 2021, $3,394,821 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An additional $633,116 has been distributed to students from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. (These figures are updated quarterly pursuant to ED reporting requirements.) 
  4. An estimated total of 7,872 students at UWL are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 
  5. As of January 8, 2021, a total of 3,377 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An additional 396 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant supported by the funds allocated from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. 
  6. To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, UWL students must: 
  • Be enrolled at least half time as a degree-seeking student (on or after March 14, 2020) in a program that is not exclusively offered online. 
  • Complete an electronic application indicating they experienced financial expenses because of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and identify the estimated cost/category(s) of allowable expense incurred. 
  • Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year and establish eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid. 
  • Be meeting the UWL Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. 

All electronic applications submitted will be sent via email to the UWL Financial Aid Office (FAO) for review. If approved, a grant in the amount requested (generally not to exceed $1,200) will be added to the student’s financial aid offer and disbursed through the student account in WINGS (the name of UWL’s student information System). The grant will be sent to the student’s personal bank via the Automatic Clearing House (ACH). If the student has not set up the ACH process, a paper check will be printed and sent to the student. 

  1. UWL provided information to all enrolled students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and text messages. The UWL Emergency Grant Application is available here. For additional information, contact finaid@uwlax.edu
UW-La Crosse 165-Day Fund Report Information as of September 30, 2020 expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UWL will use 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. 
  2. On April 20, 2020, UWL received $3,394,821 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. An additional $633,116 has been allocated for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.  
  3. As of September 30, 2020, $3,394,821 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An additional $344,615 has been distributed to students from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. (These figures are updated every 45 days pursuant to ED reporting requirements.) 
  4. An estimated total of 7,872 students at UWL are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 
  5. As of September 30, 2020, a total of 3,377 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An additional 275 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant supported by the funds allocated from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. 
  6. To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, UWL students must: 
  • Be enrolled at least half time as a degree-seeking student (on or after March 14, 2020) in a program that is not exclusively offered online. 
  • Complete an electronic application indicating they experienced financial expenses because of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and identify the estimated cost/category(s) of allowable expense incurred. 
  • Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year and establish eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid. 
  • Be meeting the UWL Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. 

All electronic applications submitted will be sent via email to the UWL Financial Aid Office (FAO) for review. If approved, a grant in the amount requested (generally not to exceed $1,200) will be added to the student’s financial aid offer and disbursed through the student account in WINGS (the name of UWL’s student information System). The grant will be sent to the student’s personal bank via the Automatic Clearing House (ACH). If the student has not set up the ACH process, a paper check will be printed and sent to the student. 

  1. UWL provided information to all enrolled students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and text messages. The UWL Emergency Grant Application is available here. For additional information, contact finaid@uwlax.edu
UW-La Crosse 75-Day Fund Report Information as of August 17, 2020 expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UWL will use 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. 
  2. On April 20, 2020, UWL received $3,394,821 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. An additional $633,116 has been allocated for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.  
  3. As of August 17, 2020, $3,394,821 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An additional $257,120 has been distributed to students from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. (These figures are updated every 45 days pursuant to ED reporting requirements.) 
  4. An estimated total of 7,872 students at UWL are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 
  5. As of July 3, 2020, a total of 3,377 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An additional 205 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant supported by the funds allocated from UWL’s Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. 
  6. To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, UWL students must: 
  • Be enrolled at least half time as a degree-seeking student (on or after March 14, 2020) in a program that is not exclusively offered online. 
  • Complete an electronic application indicating they experienced financial expenses because of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and identify the estimated cost/category(s) of allowable expense incurred. 
  • Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year and establish eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid. 
  • Be meeting the UWL Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. 

All electronic applications submitted will be sent via email to the UWL Financial Aid Office (FAO) for review. If approved, a grant in the amount requested (generally not to exceed $1,200) will be added to the student’s financial aid offer and disbursed through the student account in WINGS (the name of UWL’s student information System). The grant will be sent to the student’s personal bank via the Automatic Clearing House (ACH). If the student has not set up the ACH process, a paper check will be printed and sent to the student. 

7. UWL provided information to all enrolled students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and text messages. The UWL Emergency Grant Application is available here. For additional information, contact finaid@uwlax.edu

UW-La Crosse 75-Day Fund Report Information as of July 3, 2020 expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UWL will use 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.
  2. On April 20, 2020, UWL received $3,394,821 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. As of July 3, 2020, $3,394,821 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. (This figure is updated every 45 days pursuant to ED reporting requirements.)
  4. UW-La Crosse chose to allocate $633,116 of its institutional portion of the CARES Act to go directly towards student grants.
  5. As of July 3, 2020, $19,822 of this institutional portion has been distributed to students. 
  6. An estimated total of 7,872 students at UWL are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  7. As of July 3, 2020, a total of 3,377 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and 22 UWL students have received a grant under the institutional allocation. 
  8. To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, UWL students must:
  • Be enrolled at least half time as a degree-seeking student (on or after March 14, 2020) in a program that is not exclusively offered online.
  • Complete an electronic application indicating they experienced financial expenses because of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and identify the estimated cost/category(s) of allowable expense incurred.
  • Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year and establish eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid.
  • Be meeting the UWL Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

All electronic applications submitted will be sent via email to the UWL Financial Aid Office (FAO) for review. If approved, a grant in the amount requested (generally not to exceed $1,200) will be added to the student’s financial aid offer and disbursed through the student account in WINGS (the name of UWL’s student information System). The grant will be sent to the student’s personal bank via the Automatic Clearing House (ACH). If the student has not set up the ACH process, a paper check will be printed and sent to the student.

  1. UWL provided information to all enrolled students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and text messages. The UWL Emergency Grant Application is available here. For additional information, contact finaid@uwlax.edu.
UW-La Crosse Initial 30-Day Fund Report Information as of May 21, 2020 expanding section
  1. On April 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) signed and returned to the US Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UWL will use 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.
  2. On April 20, 2020, UWL received $3,394,821 from ED to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. As of May 20, 2020, $2,541,130 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. (This figure is updated every 45 days pursuant to ED reporting requirements.)
  4. An estimated total of 7,872 students at UWL are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  5. As of May 20, 2020, a total of 2,636 UWL students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  6. To be eligible for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, UWL students must:
  • Be enrolled at least half time as a degree-seeking student (on or after March 14, 2020) in a program that is not exclusively offered online.
  • Complete an electronic application indicating they experienced financial expenses because of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and identify the estimated cost/category(s) of allowable expense incurred.
  • Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year and establish eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid.
  • Be meeting the UWL Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

All electronic applications submitted will be sent via email to the UWL Financial Aid Office (FAO) for review. If approved, a grant in the amount requested (generally not to exceed $1,200) will be added to the student’s financial aid offer and disbursed through the student account in WINGS (the name of UWL’s student information System). The grant will be sent to the student’s personal bank via the Automatic Clearing House (ACH). If the student has not set up the ACH process, a paper check will be printed and sent to the student.

7. UWL provided information to all enrolled students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and text messages. The UWL Emergency Grant Application is available here. For additional information, contact finaid@uwlax.edu.