HEERF Reporting

The following information is provided in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) official reporting requirements related to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF I, II, & III).

October 2021 Report | July 2021 Report

October 2021 Report

Report Date: 10/6/2021.

  1. Acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:

City Vision University (CVU) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to ED on March 26, 2021

100% of funding received will be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  1. Total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:

CVU received $30,192.00 in Student Grant Funding for HEERF II and $50,603.00 in Student Grant Funding for HEERF III: a total of $80,795.00.

3.Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter):

As of this report, 10/6/21, CVU has awarded $80,795.00 to 114 students.


  1. Estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs: 

Based on the criteria CVU defined for eligibility, pursuant to ED requirements, CVU had 225 potentially eligible students. See item #6 for details on criteria.

  1. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs: 

As of this report, 10/6/21, CVU has awarded an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to 114 students.

  1. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:

An eligible student, as defined by City Vision and in keeping with Department of Education guidance, meets the following requirements:

  • Students must have attended and earned credit during the COVID-19 national emergency, starting Mar 13, 2020 (Spring 2 2020) through July 24, 2021 (Summer 2021).
  • Students must be US citizens or DACA recipients.
  • Students must have documented financial need through a FAFSA application or CVU’s financial need assessment form.

Based on these criteria, City Vision had 225 potentially eligible students. Awards were estimated to be between $150 and $3000 per student, based on need and the number of credits earned during the eligibility period.

CVU selected a tiered funding approach in order to provide more substantial emergency grant amounts to our neediest students with eligible expenses, while preserving our ability to provide emergency grants to students at higher EFC levels who also have eligible expenses.

1.5% of the total award amount ($1212.10) was set aside for potentially eligible students who had not submitted a FAFSA. Potentially eligible students without a FAFSA and at least 6 credits earned during the pandemic were invited to apply for shares of these funds by submitting household size and income information to CVU to determine and prioritize financial need.

The remaining 98.5% of the total award amount ($79,582.90) was disbursed among students who have submitted a FAFSA and have a Pell-eligible EFC. These students were given the option to opt out of receiving funds. All awards were weighted based on the number of credits earned during the pandemic. Undergraduate students with a 0 EFC, but who were otherwise ineligible for Pell, were granted a multiplier of 3 to their credits since they were unable to receive Pell funding to pay for their financial need.

Potential eligible students were notified as described below so they could provide the information necessary to determine their eligibility for funds.

To date, awards in the amount of $606.05 were cancelled and re-distributed to students with a zero EFC attending Summer 2021 that had not already received a HEERF award.

Any additional, cancelled, or returned funds will be re-distributed and disbursed to students with exceptional need on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Eligible and potentially eligible students have been notified via email about the availability of HEERF funds. The emails indicated any documentation students needed to supply if they wished to receive funds, such as a completed FAFSA or the HEERF certification form at https://www.cityvision.edu/heerf. The emails also gave students an option to opt out of receiving funds.

Students have been informed via email that they must notify CVU if they want the college to apply HEERF funds directly to an existing balance, and must certify that they were affected by the pandemic and have financial need.

Students with questions about HEERF funds may contact the Financial Aid Department with any questions at financialaid@cityvision.edu or 1 (806) 960-2006 ext.108

July 2021 Report

Report Date: 7/14/21.

  1. Acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:

City Vision University (CVU) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to ED on March 26, 2021

100% of funding received will be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  1. Total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:

CVU received $30,192.00 in Student Grant Funding for HEERF II and $50,603.00 in Student Grant Funding for HEERF III: a total of $80,795.00.

3. Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter):

As of this initial report, 7/14/21, CVU has awarded a total of $5663.39 to 8 students.

  1. Estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs: 

Based on the criteria CVU defined for eligibility, pursuant to ED requirements, CVU had 185 potentially eligible students. See item #6 for details on criteria.

  1. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs: 

As of this initial report, 7/14/21, CVU has awarded an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to 8 students.

  1. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:

An eligible student, as defined by City Vision and in keeping with Department of Education guidance, meets the following requirements:

  • Students must have attended and earned credit during the COVID-19 national emergency, starting Mar 13, 2020 (Spring 2 2020) through May 16, 2021 (Spring 2 2021).
  • Students must be US citizens or DACA recipients.
  • Students must have documented financial need through a FAFSA application or CVU’s financial need assessment form.

Based on these criteria, City Vision had 185 potentially eligible students. Awards are estimated to be between $150 and $3000 per student, based on need and the number of credits earned during the eligibility period.

CVU selected a tiered funding approach in order to provide more substantial emergency grant amounts to our neediest students with eligible expenses, while preserving our ability to provide emergency grants to students at higher EFC levels who also have eligible expenses.

5% of the total award amount ($4039.75) has been set aside for potentially eligible students who have not submitted a FAFSA. Potentially eligible students without a FAFSA and at least 6 credits earned during the pandemic have been invited to apply for shares of these funds by submitting household size and income information to CVU to determine and prioritize financial need.

The remaining 95% of the total award amount ($76,755.25) will be disbursed among students who have submitted a FAFSA and have a Pell-eligible EFC. These students were given the option to opt out of receiving funds. All awards are weighted based on the number of credits earned during the pandemic. Undergraduate students with a 0 EFC, but who were otherwise ineligible for Pell, were granted a multiplier of 3 to their credits since they were unable to receive Pell funding to pay for their financial need.

Potential eligible students were notified as described below so they could provide the information necessary to determine their eligibility for funds.

Any additional, cancelled, or returned funds will be re-distributed and disbursed to students with exceptional need on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Eligible and potentially eligible students have been notified via email about the availability of HEERF funds. The emails indicated any documentation students needed to supply if they wished to receive funds, such as a completed FAFSA or the HEERF certification form at https://www.cityvision.edu/heerf. The emails also gave students an option to opt out of receiving funds.

Students have been informed via email that they must notify CVU if they want the college to apply HEERF funds directly to an existing balance, and must certify that they were affected by the pandemic and have financial need.

Students with questions about HEERF funds may contact the Financial Aid Department with any questions at financialaid@cityvision.edu or +1 (816) 708-0797