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Mercy College receives Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding (CARES)

Denise Hudgin

September 29, 2021

2021 Quarterly Reports of the Institutional Portion of HEERF Relief Funds

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter


July 29, 2021

Mercy College of Ohio has received CARES Act funding for students from the Federal Government. As of July 29, 2021 the College has distributed $570,500 to 440 students from our CARES Act I monies. For CARES Act II money, 741 students received a total of $943,500. All grants have been awarded through the students’ Bank Mobile account.

February 8, 2021

CARES II Funding available to Mercy College students

Mercy College has applied for and received the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act second round funding (CARES II).

Students can apply for the emergency relief funding beginning February 9, 2021. The College will award the funding based on a pre-determined formula.

The second round of funding has fewer restrictions. Students who receive Federal Financial Aid and are Pell-eligible will receive priority, but all other students are eligible to apply including online students (undergraduate, graduate, and credit certificates).

To receive funds, students must have experienced a financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of December 27, 2020, and be currently enrolled in spring semester.

Mercy students who are not eligible for funds are those enrolled in a dual degree program with either BGSU or Tiffin University and those who are in a noncredit program (Phlebotomy, EMT). Students in the dual degree programs should contact their home university for further guidance.

Please complete the CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Request Form by Sunday, February 21, 2021. Please click here to apply.

The College Emergency Fund Task Force will review and distribute these funds as quickly as possible. Please remember to have your BankMobile account up-to-date to ensure you receive funds.

If you think you are eligible, please act quickly by reading the information and completing the online form.

January 11, 2021

Mercy College of Ohio may be eligible for additional CARES relief funds. Please check back to this site for more information as it becomes available.

December 22, 2020

Mercy College estimated that 865 students may be eligible to receive funds from the CARES Act. As of December 22, 2020, 439 students have received monies totaling $569,500. Students who were Pell Grant eligible have received $1500 and other eligible students have received $1000. All grants have been awarded through the students' Bank Mobile account

October 30, 2020

Institutional CARES Act Expenditure Through October 30, 2020

October 19, 2020

Mercy College estimated that 865 students may be eligible to receive funds from the CARES Act. As of October 19, 2020 436 students have received monies totaling $565,500. Students who were Pell Grant eligible have received $1500 and other eligible students have received $1000. All grants have been awarded through the students' Bank Mobile accounts.

September 17, 2020 Update

Mercy College estimated that 865 students may be eligible to receive funds from the CARES Act. As of September 17, 2020 433 students have received monies totaling $561,000. Students who were Pell Grant eligible have received $1500 and other eligible students have received $1000. All grants have been awarded through the students' Bank Mobile accounts.

July 23, 2020 Update

Mercy College estimated that 865 students may be eligible to receive funds and as of July 23, 2020, 504 students had applied with 431 of them eligible to receive funds. It was determined that students who were Pell Grant eligible would receive $1500 and other eligible students would receive $1000. All 431 eligible students have been awarded their grant money through their Bank Mobile accounts. To date, Mercy College has awarded $558,000 in emergency grant funds. Mercy College will continue to award these funds until fully depleted.

May 11, 2020

Mercy College developed an Emergency Fund Task Force to develop a process to distribute the CARES Act allocation to eligible students. The eligibility requirements stipulate students must meet Title IV (Financial Aid) eligibility requirements in order to receive emergency funds. Students must have experienced a financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of the March 13, 2020 date when President Trump declared a National Emergency. Students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs on or before March 13, 2020 are not eligible. The guidance received from the Federal Government at this time is that the CARES money students receive will not be taxable.

The Task Force developed the CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Request Form for students to apply for funding with the due dates and eligibility requirements denoted. You can access the application form here. Mercy College estimated that 865 students may be eligible to receive funds and as of the first deadline, May 5, 2020, 297 students had applied with 260 of them eligible to receive funds. It was determined that students who were Pell Grant eligible would receive $1500 and other eligible students would receive $1000. The first round of money was awarded to students the week of May 11, 2020 through their Bank Mobile accounts. On Thursday, May 7, 2020 a second email was sent to students announcing a deadline extension of May 15, 2020 to apply for an emergency grant. All new applications will be reviewed with allocations to eligible students made in a timely manner. Mercy College will continue to award these funds until fully depleted.

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