Virginia colleges, universities get COVID-19 support

Virginia covid-19
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More than $156 million from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund established under the CARES Act will go to support students, colleges, and universities in Virginia as they cope with the immediate effects of COVID-19.

The CARES Act established a $14 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Of this amount, approximately $12.6 billion is allocated for Direct Grants to Institutions of Higher Education. Of this amount, half must be used “to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.”

The U.S. Department of Education has made available the first half of the $12.6 billion that must go directly to students attending colleges and universities nationwide.

Of the total $312.9 million in funding that Virginia institutions will receive in Direct Grants to Institutions of Higher Education, this initial $156.5 million must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants to help cover costs associated with the closures of Virginia’s institutions due to COVID-19, including course materials, food, health care, technology, housing, and other basic essentials.

This funding will be distributed as follows:

School Funding Amount:
George Mason University                        10,427,512
Virginia Commonwealth University                        10,144,499
Northern Virginia Community College                        10,014,352
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University                          9,699,494
Ecpi University                          8,381,184
Old Dominion University                          7,774,451
Liberty University                          7,602,562
James Madison University                          6,040,329
Tidewater Community College                          5,999,978
University Of Virginia                          5,858,355
Radford University                          4,546,102
Chamberlain University                          4,003,665
Norfolk State University                          3,450,858
Virginia State University                          3,427,905
Strayer University                          2,896,061
Devry University                          2,356,884
Hampton University                          2,132,171
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College                          2,075,592
College Of William & Mary                          1,974,134
Thomas Nelson Community College                          1,926,985
John Tyler Community College                          1,724,392
Longwood University                          1,610,289
Christopher Newport University                          1,446,968
University Of Mary Washington                          1,444,341
Germanna Community College                          1,434,355
Virginia Western Community College                          1,381,649
Stratford University                          1,344,918
University Of Richmond                          1,212,773
Fortis College                          1,179,890
Lord Fairfax Community College                          1,159,802
Virginia Union University                          1,125,839
Marymount University                          1,037,469
Centura College                          1,034,606
Shenandoah University                          1,020,101
University Of Lynchburg                             987,990
Piedmont Virginia Community College                             946,219
Blue Ridge Community College                             931,016
Central Virginia Community College                             908,909
Bridgewater College                             899,990
Roanoke College                             888,800
Southside Virginia Community College                             838,923
Ferrum College                             836,808
Southwest Virginia Community College                             835,768
New River Community College                             829,082
Danville Community College                             802,111
Regent University                             783,664
American National University                             754,119
Virginia Wesleyan University                             746,604
Patrick Henry Community College                             741,862
Virginia Highlands Community College                             699,385
Mountain Empire Community College                             697,462
Emory & Henry College                             631,120
Southern Virginia University                             628,603
Tidewater Tech                             621,653
Wytheville Community College                             608,738
Rappahannock Community College                             574,596
Virginia Military Institute                             566,346
Mary Baldwin University                             560,343
Randolph – Macon College                             529,119
Averett University                             527,830
Washington And Lee University                             522,522
Eastern Mennonite University                             446,713
Richard Bland College                             410,367
Hollins University                             399,857
University Of Virginia’S College At Wise (The)                             394,483
Bluefield College                             345,576
Hampden Sydney College                             339,954
Randolph College                             332,437
Columbia College                             304,706
Edward Via Virginia College Of Osteopathic Medicine                             294,902
Aviation Institute Of Maintenance                             265,006
Standard Healthcare Services, College Of Nursing                             258,155
Paul D. Camp Community College                             256,309
Advanced Technology Institute                             239,720
Dabney S Lancaster Community College                             222,282
Chester Career College                             215,795
Aviation Institute Of Maintenance                             200,866
Rudy & Kelly Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School                             189,470
Virginia University Of Lynchburg                             178,959
Riverside College Of Health Careers                             173,096
Eastern Shore Community College                             169,168
Eastern Virginia Medical School                             164,827
Eastern Virginia Career College                             142,239
Sweet Briar College                             136,245
Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy                             124,394
Paul Mitchell The School Roanoke                             116,048
Centra College                             114,790
Saint Michael College Of Allied Health                             109,860
Sentara College Of Health Sciences                               89,280
Tomorrow’S Image Barber & Beauty Academy Of Virginia                               77,823
American Massage & Bodywork Institute                               75,979
Chrysm Institute Of Esthetics (The)                               71,012
Bon Secours Memorial College Of Nursing                               70,535
Southside College Of Health Sciences                               68,544
Henrico County-Saint Mary’S Hospital School Of Practical Nursing                               55,215
Iglobal University                               47,519
Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center                               41,841
Virginia University Of Integrative Medicine                               39,718
Fairfax University Of America                               39,148
Esthetic Institute (The)                               38,861
Northern Virginia School Of Therapeutic Massage                              35,995
Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nail Academy                               34,171
Cayce/Reilly School Of Massage                               30,794
Appalachian College Of Pharmacy                               30,552
Avi Career Training                               26,599
Wave Leadership College                               23,758
Luckes Beauty Academy                               22,630
Union Presbyterian Seminary                               20,805
Appalachian School Of Law                               20,805
Virginia School Of Hair Design                               20,024
Another Level Barbering And Cosmetology School                               18,966
Central School Of Practical Nursing                               15,592
Institute Of Advanced Medical Esthetics                               15,313
Suffolk Beauty Academy                               14,328
Staunton School Of Cosmetology                               14,189
School Board – City Of Va. Beach, Va. Beach School Of Prctl. Nrsg.                               14,037
Sovah School Of Health Professions                               11,643
Bon Secours St Mary’S Hospital School Of Medical Imaging                               11,295
Bethel College                                 9,771
Divine Mercy University                                 6,325
Virginia Beach Theological Seminary                                 1,535
University Of Management And Technology (The)                                 1,347


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