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Tiffin University Disperses U.S. Department of Education Emergency Relief Funding for Students

As of October 2021, Tiffin University has distributed a total of $5,702,040 to students, as a part of the Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF). TU dispersed $4,902,220 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act); Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act); and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The University also applied an additional $799,820 in institutional HEERF funds towards students’ accounts.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, HEERF funds were given to assist students experiencing exceptional need caused by the disruption of their education due to COVID-19. A student only needed to fill out the application and the committee worked with each student to identify options available to assist them. The funding was used for immediate needs, such as food, housing, tuition, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare.

Award amounts were dispersed at various times throughout the pandemic, and ranged from $450-$6000. The funds were awarded in the form of a grant, which does not need to repaid.

Tiffin University President Dr. Lillian Schumacher said, “The pandemic has brought much unexpected stress to our students and we are grateful for this funding as it has done so much to alleviate the financial pressures that many of our students have encountered allowing them to focus on their education.”

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