CARES Act Disclosure

Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”)), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the Secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). 

The Certification and Agreement directs each institution applying for HEERF funds to comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and submit an initial report (the “30-day Fund Report”) to the Secretary thirty (30) days from the date of the institution’s Certification and Agreement to the Department. Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

1. An acknowledgement 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.
a. The University of California, Santa Cruz, has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement.
b. The University of California, Santa Cruz, has used, and 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
2. 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 Student.
           
a. $9,663,601

3. 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).

a. $7,863,550

4. 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.

a. 12,721 undergraduate and graduate students  

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

a. 9,915 undergraduate and graduate students 

6. 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.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students Enrolled in 2020 Spring quarter:
Graduate Students with 2005-2020 FAFSA on file with UCSC as of April 27, 2020: $800

Undergraduate Students with 2020 FAFSA receiving grants or federal loans as of April 27, 2020: $500
-Additional Funding to Undergraduate Pell Recipients: $200
-Additional Funding to Undergraduate Independent Students: $250
-Additional Funding to Undergraduate Students with Reduced Campus Employment: $200
-Additional Funding to Undergraduate Students Impacted by Local Housing: $250

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency        Financial Aid Grants.
a. May 4, 2020 Message from Chancellor - Supporting Our Students With CARES Funding
b.Financial Aid and Scholarships website: Emails and FAQs - The CARES Act & Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund