HEERF Fund Distribution at CDU 2022

CARES Act Reporting

On April 17, 2020 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for the CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF). CDU received approximately $360,477 in funding, of which $180,239 was designated for emergency grants to our students. CDU intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Funding totals:


Total Number of Students Awarded Funding

Funding Awarded

March 2020 - September 2020



October 2020 - December 2020 0 $0
January 2021 - March 2021 20  $8,000
April 2021 - June 2021 34 $19,350 
July 2021 - September 2021 92 $113,886
October 2021 - December 2021 237 $524,856
 TOTAL (January 1, 2022) 760 $804,467

Student Portion Quarterly Reporting - March 2021

Student Portion Quarterly Reporting - June 2021 

Student Portion Quarterly Reporting - October 2021 

Student Portion Quarterly Reporting - December 2021


Quarterly reporting on the institutional portion of funding that was received by CDU:

Institutional Portion Quarterly Reporting - October 2021

Institutional Portion Quarterly Reporting - December 2021

Institutional Portion Quarterly Reporting - March 2022


NEWS: CDU Distributes CARES Act Funds to Students


CARES Funding Application Process:

  1. Visit the CDU CARES Act Grant page to obtain the application link.
  2. Briefly summarize the financial impact that COVID-19 has had on you (food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, etc.). 
  3. Reply to any next steps requested by the Financial Aid Team (which could include completing additional paperwork and/or answering additional questions)

Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, with requests being due by the first of each month.

Awarding Method:
Students who demonstrated unexpected expenses or hardships related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus were asked to submit applications, as described above. The student applications were reviewed by the financial aid team. Expenses and/or hardships provided within the application were then reviewed to determine if minimum qualifying criteria for interruption funding had been met. In addition, students were reviewed to determine they meet Title IV eligibility requirements. Students were awarded utilizing an awarding formula that reviews students class level, enrollment status (full time, etc.), and expected family contribution (EFC). There is a cap on approved funding for undergraduate and graduate students to provide greatest access to all eligible students. Students were advised that there would be more than one opportunity to apply for funds, in order to ensure that there would be ongoing opportunities for affected individuals to receive assistance.