Updated 2/5/2021.

The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency relief funding to assist students with those unexpected educational expenses due to the disruption of campus operations as a result of the coronavirus. The following information is provided to comply with the US Department of Education’s CARES Act reporting requirements. This information is limited to CARES Act funding and does not include grant programs utilizing institutional funds. Miami University will report updates at least every 45 days, as awarding emergency funds continues. 

Miami University signed and returned to the US Department of Education 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.  

Miami University received $6,494,517 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 

Miami University has distributed $6,494,517 of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 7, 2020.

The estimated total number of students at Miami 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 11,606.

As of December 7, 2020, 3,906 Miami students have received the Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  

Miami University is awarding the CARES Act funding in cycles. Each cycle is contingent on the remaining funding. Students who are potentially eligible will be emailed an application in which to apply for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants and should direct questions to the One Stop at

View the HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report (through 12/31/2020).

View the HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report (through 9/30/2020).