CARES Federal Emergency Relief Grant Reporting

Information regarding UW-Stout's CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
In this Section

As required under Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), the University of Wisconsin-Stout is required to make available the following information regarding the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students within 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation and updated every 45 days thereafter.

Federal Emergency Relief Grant - 30 Day Report
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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.
    • On April 13, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
    • On April 28, 2020, UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of 5/26/2020: $1,496,880
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution 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.
    • As of 5/26/2020: 4450
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 5/26/2020: 1496
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site and emails were sent to students notifying them of the awarding process and a link to a Qualtrics survey was provided. The application indicated that online only and International students were excluded from this funding. UW-Stout awarded $1000 in CARES grant funds to one pre-defined group; Pell eligible students, as they have the highest need. Other awards are based on a CARES Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
Federal Emergency Relief Grant - 45 Day Report
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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.
    • On April 13, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
    • On April 28, 2020, UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of 7/9/2020: $1,919,675
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution 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.
    • As of 7/9/2020: 4454
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 7/9/2020: 1834
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site and emails were sent to students notifying them of the awarding process and a link to a Qualtrics survey was provided. The application indicated that online only and International students were excluded from this funding. UW-Stout awarded $1000 in CARES grant funds to one pre-defined group; Pell eligible students, as they have the highest need. Other awards are based on a CARES Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
Federal Emergency Relief Grant - 45 Day Report (FINAL)
  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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.
    • On April 13, 2020, the Certification and Agreement were signed and submitted to the Department of Education.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
    • On April 28, 2020, UW-Stout received it’s funding for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total amount received was $2,476,303.
  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of 8/20/2020: $2,476,303 (Fully distributed to students)
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution 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.
    • As of 8/20/2020: 3894
  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of 8/20/2020: 2464
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The Dean of Students Office provided the grant application under UW-Stout’s COVID-19 site and emails were sent to students notifying them of the awarding process and a link to a Qualtrics survey was provided. The application indicated that online only and International students were excluded from this funding. UW-Stout awarded $1000 in CARES grant funds to one pre-defined group; Pell eligible students, as they have the highest need. A second pre-defined group of students was awarded based on their high level of need and intent to return. Other awards are based on a CARES Emergency Fund application reviewed by the Dean of Students Office.
    • $1,413,000 was awarded to Pell recipients
    • $505,378 was awarded to non Pell recipients up to an EFC of 12,005, who also showed an intent to return
    • $557,925 was awarded based on the applications received by the Dean of Students office
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.