CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES

CARES ACT HEERF REPORTING

CARES (HEERF I) / CRRSAA (HEERF II) / ARP (HEERF III)

STUDENT PORTION OF HEERF FUNDING

ARP (HEERF III):

On May 20, 2021, West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated $6,251,655 under Section 2003(a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP).  As of March 31, 2022, WLU had drawn $3,107,917 of the student portion of those funds and intends to use the remaining amount of $26,010 to provide additional Emergency Grants to students. The remaining allocation of $3,117,728 is the Institutional portion of the grant. 

 

During the second quarter of 2022 WLU refunded the State checks to students that were never cashed.  awarded 3,088,500 in emergency grants to students as follows:  Those eligible for the Pell Grant were given $2,000 (847 students). Next, those that would be eligible for the State of WV Grant if they were a resident of WV were given $1,500 (225 students). Lastly, those students who did not submit a FASFA or were not eligible to do so or who had an EFC higher than $12,000 each received $1,000 (1,057 students). During the process of issuing those checks, it was identified the one student was not eligible. Therefore, that check was voided and $1,000 refunded to the Department of Education. As of September 30, 2022, WLU has remaining $50,969 of the student portion of funds.  The remaining $2,049,129.03 is the Institutional portion of the grant.

ARP (HEERF III):
On May 20, 2021, West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated $6,251,655 under
Section 2003(a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). As of March 31, 2022,
WLU had drawn $3,107,917 of the student portion of those funds and intends to
use the remaining amount of $26,010 to provide additional Emergency Grants to
students. The remaining allocation of $3,117,728 is the Institutional portion of the
grant.

During the first quarter of 2022 and using the total population of 2,129 students
from the Fall 2021 semester, WLU awarded 3,088,500 in emergency grants to
students as follows: Those eligible for the Pell Grant were given $2,000 (847
students). Next, those that would be eligible for the State of WV Grant if they
were a resident of WV were given $1,500 (225 students). Lastly, those students
who did not submit a FASFA or were not eligible to do so or who had an EFC
higher than $12,000 each received $1,000 (1,057 students). During the process of
issuing those checks, it was identified the one student was not eligible. Therefore,
that check was voided and $1,000 refunded to the Department of Education.

ARP (HEERF III):
On May 20, 2021, West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated $6,251,655 under
Section 2003(a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) and intends to use not
less than $3,133,927 to provide additional Emergency Grants to students. As of
December 31, 2021, WLU had drawn $20,417 of the student portion of those
funds and intends to use the remaining amount of $3,113,510 to provide
additional Emergency Grants to students during the next quarter using the Fall
2021 enrollment data. The remaining allocation of $3,117,728 is the Institutional
portion of the grant.

FINAL CRRSAA (HEERF II):
West Liberty University (WLU) fully expended the student portion of the grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act in the amount of $1,123,332. See report dated June 30, 2021.

ARP (HEERF III):
On May 20, 2021, West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated $6,251,655 under Section 2003(a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) and intends to use not less than $3,133,927 to provide additional Emergency Grants to students.

As of September 30, 2021, WLU had drawn $20,417 of the student portion of those funds and intends to use the remaining amount of $3,113,510 to provide additional Emergency Grants to students.

The remaining allocation of $3,117,728 is the Institutional portion of the grant.

FINAL CRRSAA (HEERF II): On February 19, 2021, West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated an additional $3,578,510 under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act. This allocation is a supplemental HEERF grant (HEERF II) to the CARES Student and Institutional portions. As part of the award process, WLU drew down funds and thereby acknowledged its agreement to the terms of the Certification and Agreement Form submitted on April 15, 2020. WLU will use, or intends to use, not less than $1,123,332 received to provide additional Emergency Grants to students. The remaining $2,455,178 is the Institutional portion of the grant. 

On April 1, 2021, West Liberty distributed $629,000 in Emergency Grants to 629 Pell eligible students. Pell eligible students were notified via email that they would receive a $1,000 Emergency Grant.  

On April 21, 2021, West Liberty distributed $494,332 from the Student Portion and $915 from the Institutional dollars, for a total of $495,246, to an additional 1,399 Non Pell eligible students. All eligible students were notified via email that they would receive a $354 Emergency Grant.  Eligibility was determined based on DOE guidance.  

As of June 30, 2021, all CRRSAA (HEERF II) funding allocated ($1,123,332) to West Liberty University for Emergency Grants to students was distributed to 2,028 students.

ARP (HEERF III): On May 20, 2021, West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated an additional $6,251,655 under Section 2003(a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). This allocation is a supplemental HEERF grant (HEERF III) to the CARES Student and Institutional portions. As part of the award process, WLU will draw down funds and thereby acknowledge its agreement to the terms of the Certification and Agreement Form submitted on April 15, 2020. WLU will use, or intends to use, not less than $3,133,927 received to provide additional Emergency Grants to students. The remaining $3,117,728 is the Institutional portion of the grant. 

As of June 30, 2021, WLU has not drawn down or distributed any of the ARP funds reserved for Emergency Grants to students.

FINAL CARES (HEERF I): All CARES (HEERF I) funding allocated ($1,123,332) to West Liberty University for Emergency Grants to students was distributed prior to December 31, 2020. See report dated January 4, 2021.

CRRSAA (HEERF II): On February 19, 2021, West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated an additional $3,578,510 under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). This allocation is a supplemental HEERF grant (HEERF II) to the CARES Student and Institutional portions. As part of the award process, WLU drew down funds and thereby acknowledged its agreement to the terms of the Certification and Agreement Form submitted on April 15, 2020. WLU will use, or intends to use, not less than $1,123,332 received to provide additional Emergency Grants to students. The remaining $2,455,178 is the Institutional portion of the grant. 

On March 30, 2021, West Liberty drew down from G5 $625,000 for Emergency Grants to 625 students. These students were identified as those with the most “excessive need”. International students were not considered eligible. Emergency Grants to students were distributed on April 1, 2021. Pell eligible students were notified via email that they would receive a $1,000 Emergency Grant.  

FINAL CARES (HEERF I): All funding allocated to West Liberty University for Emergency Grants to students was distributed prior to December 31, 2020. See report dated January 4, 2021.

FINAL CARES (HEERF I) REPORT: West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. On April 15, 2020, WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than fifty percent of the funds ($1,123,332) received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students.

As of December 31, 2020, WLU distributed a total of $1,142,835 in Emergency Grants to 1,631 eligible students. $1,123,332 came from HEERF I Emergency Grant funds. WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020.  Funds were distributed when completed applications were returned. 

Students who filed a FAFSA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. International students and students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

Students initially received funding based on their application. The application inquired if they incurred expenses in the following areas: food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. This initial questionnaire awarded up to $600 based on responses. Students were awarded $200 each for food and housing expenses if checked. For all other areas’ students were distributed $50 each if checked. The deadline for completing applications was July 31, 2020. Eligible students were awarded an additional $500 the week of August 3, 2020. Eligible students were awarded an additional $15 the week of December 11th, 2020.  

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. On April 15, 2020, WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than fifty percent of the funds ($1,123,332) received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students.

As of September 30, 2020, WLU distributed a total of $1,099,800 in Emergency Grants to 1,631 eligible students. WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020.  Funds were distributed when completed applications were returned. 

Students who filed a FAFSA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. International students and students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. On April 15, 2020, WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than fifty percent of the funds ($1,123,332) received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students.

As of August 13, 2020, WLU distributed a total of $1,095,450 in Emergency Grants to 1,628 eligible students. WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020. Funds were distributed when completed applications were returned. 

Students who filed a FAFSA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. International students and students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

Students initially received funding based on their application. The application inquired if they incurred expenses in the following areas: food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. This initial questionnaire awarded up to $600 based on responses. Students were awarded $200 each for food and housing expenses if checked. For all other areas’ students were distributed $50 each if checked. The deadline for completing applications was July 31, 2020. Eligible students were awarded an additional $500 the week of August 3, 2020.

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated for Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. On April 15, 2020, WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than fifty percent of the funds ($1,123,332) received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students.

West Liberty has received the full allotment in G5. As of May 14, 2020, WLU has not distributed any of the funds reserved for emergency grants to students.

WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020. WLU’s intent is to begin distribution of funds the week of May 18, 2020. WLU estimates, at this time and based on current information, approximately 1,422 students are eligible to receive emergency grants. Students who filed a FAFSA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. Students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

Students will receive funding based on their application. The application inquires if they incurred expenses in the following area: food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. This initial questionnaire will award up to $600 based on responses.

West Liberty University CARES / CRRSAA Acts Reporting

CARES / CRRSAA Acts Update March 31, 2021

All CARES Act funding allocated to West Liberty University for emergency grants to students was distributed prior to December 31, 2020. See report dated January 4, 2021.

CARES / CRRSAA Acts Update March 31, 2021

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act a total of $3,578,510 on February 19,2021. This allocation is a supplemental grant to the CARES Student and Institutional portions. The grant requires that no less than $1,123,332 be allocated to students as emergency grants. The remaining $2,455,178 is the institutional portion of the grant. 

The total amount of funding available for emergency grants to students is $1,123,332.

West Liberty has received the full allotment of $1,123,332 referenced on the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 website.

On March 30, 2021, West Liberty drew down from G5 $625,000 for emergency grants to students. These were distributed on April 1, 2021.  This distribution consisted of 625 Pell recipients. These students were identified as those with the most “excessive need”. 

International students were not considered eligible.

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated under  Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. On April 15, 2020, WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than 50 percent of the funds received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students. 

The total amount of funding available for emergency grants to students is $1,123,331.50.

West Liberty has received the full allotment of $1,123,331.50 referenced on the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 website.

As of December 31, 2020, WLU has distributed a total of $1,123,331 in emergency grants to 1,584 eligible students. WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020.  Funds were distributed when completed applications were returned. WLU estimates,  as of December 31, 2020, that 1,584 students were eligible to receive emergency grants. Students who filed a FASFA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. 

International students and  students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

Students initially received funding based on their application. The application inquired if they incurred expenses in the following areas: food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. This initial questionnaire awarded up to $600 based on responses. Students were awarded $200 each for food and housing expenses if checked. For all other areas’ students were distributed $50 each if checked. The deadline for completing applications was July 31, 2020. Eligible students were awarded an additional $500 the week of August 3, 2020. On December 11, 2020, each eligible student received another $15.00. All CARES funding granted for emergency grants to students has been distributed to eligible recipients as of December 31, 2020.

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated under  Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. On April 15, 2020, WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than 50 percent of the funds received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students. 

The total amount of funding available for emergency grants to students is $1,123,331.50.

West Liberty has received the full allotment of $1,123,331.50 referenced on the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 website.

As of September 30, 2020, WLU has distributed a total of $1,119,150 in emergency grants to 1,631 eligible students. WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020.  Funds were distributed when completed applications were returned. WLU estimates,  as of September 30, 2020, that 1,631 students are eligible to receive emergency grants. Students who filed a FASFA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. 

International students and  students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

Students initially received funding based on their application. The application inquired if they incurred expenses in the following areas: food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. This initial questionnaire awarded up to $600 based on responses. Students were awarded $200 each for food and housing expenses if checked. For all other areas’ students were distributed $50 each if checked. The deadline for completing applications was July 31, 2020. Eligible students were awarded an additional $500 the week of August 3, 2020.

 

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. On April 15, 2020, WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than 50 percent of the funds received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students. 

The total amount of funding available for emergency grants to students is $1,123,331.50.

West Liberty has received the full allotment of $1,123,331.50 referenced on the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 website.

As of August 13, 2020, WLU has distributed a total of $1,116,100 in emergency grants to 1,628 eligible students. WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020. Funds were distributed when completed applications were returned. WLU estimates, as of August 13, 2020, that 1,628 students are eligible to receive emergency grants. Students who filed a FASFA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. 

International students and students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

Students initially received funding based on their application. The application inquired if they incurred expenses in the following areas: food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. This initial questionnaire awarded up to $600 based on responses. Students were awarded $200 each for food and housing expenses if checked. For all other areas’ students were distributed $50 each if checked. The deadline for completing applications was July 31, 2020. Eligible students were awarded an additional $500 the week of August 3, 2020.

West Liberty University (WLU) was allocated for Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act a total of $2,246,663. WLU signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement assuring that the institution will use, or intends to use, not less than fifty percent of the funds received under this Section of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students.

West Liberty has received the full allotment in G5.

As of May 14, 2020, WLU has not distributed any of the funds reserved for emergency grants to students.

WLU sent to eligible students an application for funding on May 14, 2020. WLU’s intent is to begin distribution of funds the week of May 18, 2020. WLU estimates, at this time and based on current information, approximately 1,422 students are eligible to receive emergency grants. Students who filed a FASFA or were eligible to do so are considered eligible to receive funding. Students participating in programs which were totally online prior to March 13, 2020, are not considered eligible.

Students will receive funding based on their application. The application inquires if they incurred expenses in the following area: food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare. This initial questionnaire will award up to $600 based on responses.

The following announcement was made by the University on May 13, 2020:

CARES / CRRSAA Acts Emergency Student Grants Now Available

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 13, 2020 — West Liberty University invites its students adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for CARES Act emergency grants.

“I am pleased to announce we have received the federal CARES funds that make this now possible. We encourage students who have experienced economic hardships during the pandemic to apply for emergency grants through our simple process that will be further explained in an email sent to eligible students later today,” said President Stephen Greiner.

Grants may be used to cover the following expenses only:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Course materials
  • Childcare
  • Technology or other resources needed for online coursework
  • Medical expenses (including support needed for accessibility purposes)

Eligibility

The CARES Act requires students who receive the grants to meet Title IV federal financial aid eligibility requirements. Students enrolled in a strictly online program prior to COVID-19 (March 13) are NOT eligible for these grants.

To be eligible for the grants, students must:

  • Have filed or will file a FAFSA or is Title IV eligible
  • Not be enrolled in an online program on March 13 for Spring 2020 
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (see fafsa.ed.gov/help/fotw15a.htm)
  • If male, be registered for U.S. Selective Service
  • Have a high school diploma or GED or have completed high school in an approved homeschool setting
  • Making satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan
  • Have been enrolled at WLU for the spring 2020 semester as an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student, and be enrolled in one or more classes creditable toward a degree.

Application Link and Deadline

All WLU students who meet the qualifications will receive an application link via their student email account, which must be completed and submitted no later than May 31, 2020.

By accepting the funds, students are confirming that they incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care or childcare costs.

For questions, please visit westliberty.edu/coronavirus or email COVID19@westliberty.edu.

Following the above announcement, the email below was sent to eligible students:

Dear Student,

The CARES Act supplies funding for emergency grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Expenses can be related to housing, food, course material, technology, health care and childcare. 

You are receiving this email today because you qualify to apply for the CARES ACT funding. Please see the link to the application below.  

CARES Act Application

This application will ask questions about what type of expenses you experienced. You may receive up to $600. Please complete and return the application by May 31, 2020.