Coronavirus Update | Cumberland University

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under section 18004(e) of the CARES Act Reporting and Disclosure

Cumberland University (CU) acknowledges that as of April 20th, 2020, the University has signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for CARES funding. Cumberland University intends to 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 (HEERF grants).

  • Cumberland University has received $960,321, on April 24th, 2020 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Cumberland University undergraduate students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 5/20/20 is $ 580,373.75. Update: as of 6/1/20 the total amount distributed is $727,001.25. Update: as of 7/15/2020 the total amount distributed is $871,582.50. Update: as of 9/15/2020 the total amount distributed is $960,321.00.
  • The estimated total number of undergraduate students at Cumberland University 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 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1572.
  • The total number of Cumberland University undergraduate students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 5/20/20 is 787. Update: as of 6/1/20, the total number of students is now 991. Update: as of 7/15/20, the total number of students is now 1216. Update: as of 9/15/20, the total number of students is now 1216.

For additional information or questions, please email the Office of Financial Aid.