How did Waldorf University distribute the HEERF funds to Waldorf students?

A portion of the CARES Act allocated a sum of funds to be distributed directly to students. Waldorf University followed the directives per Department of Education (ED) guidelines and distributed a majority of the money equally amongst qualifying individuals. Waldorf University has also set up a separate HEERF fund that allows eligible students in need to apply for additional funding. The initial distribution and need fund combined will spend the total allocation provided to Waldorf University by the ED for students.

Please contact the financial aid department for further information on the HEERF funds and how Waldorf University distributed funds to students. Please contact financial aid at 641.585.8121 or finaid@harmactel.com for additional assistance.

HEERF I

  • Waldorf University signed and returned the certification and agreement form and has used or will use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • Waldorf University received a $248,610 authorization under the HEERF student portion.
  • Waldorf University distributed $212,250 within the first 30 days of the distribution.
  • Waldorf University distributed the final $36,360 to qualified individuals that applied through the additional funds process. The business office issued and mailed checks on July 28, 2020 to all of the qualified students that went through the HEERF Additional Funds application process.
  • 407 students qualified under ED qualifications provided to Waldorf University.
  • Waldorf University provided an even distribution to all qualifying students, minus the additional need request portion. Each qualifying student received a check for either, $250.00 (Part-time students) or $500.00 (full-time students).
  • Waldorf University has distributed the entire HEERF fund of $248,610 to qualified Waldorf Students.
  • Waldorf University also received a $248,610 authorization under the HEERF institutional portion. This portion was used to partially reimburse students for room and board that had to move out of the dorms due to COVID-19. Students also may have been partially reimbursed for comprehensive fees out of the institutional portion. 

HEERF II - CRRSAA

  • Waldorf University signed and returned the certification and agreement form and with the assurance that the institution has used the funds to provide the mandated amount of 100% of the funds as emergency financial aid grants to students
  • Waldorf University received a $445,082 authorization under the HEERF II student portion.
  • Waldorf University distributed $432,150 within the first 30 days of the distribution to all qualified students.
  • Waldorf University will distribute the final $13,832 to qualified individuals that applied through the additional funds process. The business office  will issue and mail checks on April 30, 2021 to all the qualified students that went through the HEERF II Additional Funds application process.
  • 571 students qualified under ED qualifications provided to Waldorf University.
  • Waldorf University provided an even distribution to all qualifying students, minus the additional need request portion.    
  • Each online qualifying student received $100 (Pell grant eligible and were enrolled when the pandemic started while continuing to be enrolled in the most recent 2021 term offerings).
  • Waldorf University will distribute the entire HEERF fund of $445,082 to qualified Waldorf students by April 30, 2021.

HEERF III - ARP

      • Waldorf University signed and returned the certification and agreement form and with the assurance that the institution will use the funds to provide the mandated amount of 100% of the funds as emergency financial aid grants to students.    
      • Waldorf University received a $268,252 authorization under the HEERF III student portion.
      • December 2021–Waldorf University distributed $43 to 123 online Pell Grant recipients totaling $5,289. The Pell Grant eligibility was a federal HEERF III-ARP requirement for online students.
      • An application process was open to all residentially enrolled students with a HEERF III committee assigned to select recipients in December 2021. Waldorf used various HEERF III-ARP allowable student expenses as selection criteria with the HEERF III committee making the final decision for recipients and amounts. The application process distributed $38,000 to 35 residential students December 2021.
      • January 2022–Waldorf University distributed $87 to 122 and one $43 online Pell Grant recipients totaling $10,657. Again, Pell Grant eligibility was a federal HEERF III-ARP requirement for online students.
      • March 2022–Waldorf University distributed $380 to 536 full time residential students and $50 to 4 part time residential students totaling $203,880. The remaining $10,426 was distributed through the December 2021 application process with 30 students receiving additional funds.
      • HEERF III-ARP funds distributed to students total $268,252. This has expended all HEERF III-ARP funds authorized to Waldorf University. 

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for HEERF I, II and III grant funds, 7/10/22 (PDF)
HEERF I, II, III Quarterly Report (PDF)
Cares Act Quarterly Report, 9/30/20 (PDF)
Cares Act Quarterly Report, 12/31/20 (PDF)