After a challenging year, there is good news for students attending Millersville University and their families. In addition to holding flat the cost of tuition, room and board for the third year in a row, the University has received almost $16 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds III (HEERF III) Allocations as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.
HEERF is providing more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest allotment of $15,883,791 for Millersville University was recently announced. Of that amount, $8,013,094 is for emergency financial assistance for students, and $7,870,697 is for the University.
“We recognize the financial challenges that many families face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and we’re pleased to receive this funding that will be distributed directly to our students,” said Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, president of Millersville University.
According to the guidelines, the HEERF funding will be used for such things as student assistance, to replace lost revenues, virus spread mitigation, technology for remote learning and personal protective equipment.
Millersville has distributed $5,617,309 in CARES Act funding to qualified students to date. In addition, the EPPIIC Compassion Fund, which is intended for Millersville University students facing undue financial hardship from COVID-19, has given out $58,347.
Students interested in applying for the funds should visit the CARES Relief Fund page later this summer.