Lubbock Christian University confirms its participation as a recipient of funds available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provision inherent in the CARES Act.  Lubbock Christian University hereby acknowledges the university signed and submitted the certification agreement on April 13, 2020.  Furthermore, the university intends to use at least 50% of the received funds to provide emergency financial aid to students of the university.

As of August 4, 2020, Lubbock Christian University has received $711,225 in CARES Act HEERF funds and has distributed $352,100 to students. Of the 1,193 eligible students identified by the university for CARES Act HEERF funding, funds have been disbursed to 598 individual students.

For a student to be eligible for CARES Act HEERF, the following criteria were applied for each student:

  • Degree seeking.
  • Enrolled for the spring 2020 semester or summer 2020.
  • Enrolled in one or more face-to-face course that was converted to remote instruction after March 13, 2020.
  • Title IV eligible: Student met eligibility requirements including satisfactory academic progress standards and submitted a 2019-2020 or 2020-21 FAFSA if enrolled in summer.
  • Students receiving full academic or athletic scholarships were deemed ineligible.

In addition, students were required to affirm incurred expenses under allowable items in CARES Act, Section 484 and request funds via an electronic application link sent to the student’s LCU email address.

To facilitate this process, students were provided an application “link” and guidance in their university email account with a subject line:  COVID-19 Emergency Aid Application for LCU Students.