DC COVID-19 Information
CARES Act Disclosure
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HEERF Report (PDF)

Defiance College received $662,680 via Section (a)(1) and 32,188 via Section (a)(2) of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, 50% of Section (a)(1) will be used to provide emergency grants to students. Grants must be used for expenses (i.e. food, housing, technology/supplies, child care and health care) directly related to the disruption of campus operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to receive a grant, students must have been enrolled in the spring 2020 semester for at least one face-to-face course and be federal Title IV aid eligible.

Defiance College created a justification based on the 2019-2020 financial aid year packaging budget. Funds were distributed by awarding $400 to all eligible students for costs associated with technology and supplies. Residential students then received an increased award based upon their home state of residence.

STATUS AS OF MAY 15, 2020:
Number of Defiance College eligible students awarded: 416
Amount of HEERF* funds distributed in student grants: $324,570.00

Number of Defiance College students awarded: 415
Amount of HEERF funds distributed for tuition reimbursement: $363,528*
* To support any element of the cost of attendance (as defined under Section 472 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) per the Interim Final Rule published in the Federal Register June 17, 2020 (85 FR 36494). Community Colleges in California, all public institutions in Washington State, and all institutions in Massachusetts have different requirements due to recent U.S. District Court actions. Please discuss with legal counsel. HEERF litigation updates can be found here.

STATUS AS OF JUNE 23, 2020:
Number of Defiance College eligible students awarded: 425
Amount of HEERF* funds to be distributed in student grants: $331,340.00
*Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

  • 32 applications were received and the total requested amount was $33,067.36
  • 12 applications were denied funding for not meeting the CARES Act requirements
  • 20 applications were approved for a total of $6,770.00


Students were notified June 5, 2020, and checks were cut June 8, 2020. The total $331,340.00 has now been awarded.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at COVID19@defiance.edu or 419-783-2562.