The Trump Administration Continues to Champion HBCUs Through The CARES


Secretary Betsy DeVos announced America’s colleges and universities, including HBCU’s, impacted by COVID-19 will receive $6.28 Billion in immediate relief from the U.S. Department of Education in the form of direct cash payments made available from the CARES ACT signed into law by President Trump which allotted more than $14 Billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides cash grants to students for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like:

  • course materials

  • technology

  • food

  • housing

  • health care

  • childcare

The U.S. Department of Education allocation was set by formula in the CARES Act weighted significantly by the number of full-time Pell-eligible students and takes into consideration the total population of the school and the number of students who were not enrolled full-time online before COVID-19.

This is in addition to the following immediate action steps taken by the Trump Administration:

  • Giving colleges and universities immediate regulatory flexibility so students’ educations could continue online

  • Setting all federally held student loan interest rates to zero percent (Extended to six months by the CARES Act)

  • Allowing borrowers to defer payments for 60 days without interest (Extended to six months by the CARES Act)

  • Stopping all federal wage garnishments and collections actions for borrowers with federally held loans in default.

Additional information on institution-level funding for students, including data tables, can be found here.

Secretary DeVos’ letter to college and university presidents with additional information on this funding allocation can be found here.

The recognized HBCUs (by state) are listed below:

ALABAMA HBCUs

Alabama A&M University

Total Funding - $9,121,201

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $4,560,601

Alabama State University

Total Funding - $6,284,463

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,142,232

Bishop State Community College

Total Funding - $2,871,392

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,435,696

Gadsden State Community College

Total Funding - $3,756,166

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,878,083

H. Councill Trenholm State Community College

Total Funding - $1,892,834

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $946,417

J.F. Drake State Community College

Total Funding - $761,763

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $380,882

Lawson State Community College

Total Funding - $3,522,022

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,761,011

Miles College

Total Funding - $3,257,934

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,628,967

Oakwood University

Total Funding - $1,573,749

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $786,875

Shelton State Community College

Total Funding - $2,965,439

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,482,720

Stillman College

Total Funding - $1,206,208

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $603,104

Talladega College

Total Funding - $2,069,544

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,034,772

Tuskegee University

Total Funding - $3,756,522

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,878,261

ARKANSAS HBCUs

Arkansas Baptist College

Total Funding - $831,019

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $415,510

Philander Smith College

Total Funding - $2,143,674

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,071,837

Shorter College

Total Funding - $1,097,484

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $548,742

University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff

Total Funding - $4,295,429

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,147,715

DELAWARE HBCU

Delaware State University

Total Funding - $5,565,920

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,782,960

WASHINGTON DC HBCUs

Howard University

Total Funding - $8,723,244

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $4,361,622

University of the District of Columbia

Total Funding - $3,609,526

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,804,763

FLORIDA HBCUs

Bethune-Cookman University

Total Funding - $6,648,501

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,324,251

Edward Waters College

Total Funding - $1,361,209

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $680,605

Florida A&M University

Total Funding - $13,051,325

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $6,525,663

Florida Memorial University

Total Funding - $2,154,643

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,077,322

GEORGIA HBCUs

Albany State University

Total Funding - $5,137,088

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,568,544

Clark Atlanta University

Total Funding - $6,064,349

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,032,175

Fort Valley State University

Total Funding - $4,166,439

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,083,220

Interdenominational Theological Center

Total Funding - $44,417

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $22,209

Morehouse College

Total Funding - $2,947,819

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,473,910

Morehouse School of Medicine

Total Funding - $147,523

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $73,762

Paine College

Total Funding - $798,094

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $399,047

Savannah State University

Total Funding - $6,374,932

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,187,466

Spelman College

Total Funding - $2,804,294

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,402,147

KENTUCKY HBCUs

Kentucky State University

Total Funding - $1,372,077

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $686,039

Simmons College of Kentucky

Total Funding - $240,805

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $120,403

LOUISIANA HBCUs

Dillard University

Total Funding - $2,442,809

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,221,405

Grambling State University

Total Funding - $7,010,388

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,505,194

Southern University and A&M College

Total Funding - $9,396,803

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $4,698,402

Southern University at New Orleans

Total Funding - $2,481,663

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,240,832

Southern University at Shreveport

Total Funding - $2,595,115

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,297,558

Xavier University of Louisiana

Total Funding - $3,227,606

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,613,803

MARYLAND HBCUs

Bowie State University

Total Funding - $6,596,246

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,298,123

Coppin State University

Total Funding - $2,727,906

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,363,953

Morgan State University

Total Funding - $9,263,592

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $4,631,796

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Total Funding - $3,542,365

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,771,183

MISSISSIPPI HBCUs

Alcorn State University

Total Funding - $5,886,916

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,943,458

Coahoma Community College

Total Funding - $3,136,873

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,568,437

Jackson State University

Total Funding - $8,446,248

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $4,223,124

Mississippi Valley State University

Total Funding - $3,079,829

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,539,915

Rust College

Total Funding - $1,359,587

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $679,794

Tougaloo College

Total Funding - $1,487,317

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $743,659

MISSOURI HBCUs

Harris-Stowe State University

Total Funding - $2,513,580

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,256,790

Lincoln University of Missouri

Total Funding - $3,494,532

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,747,266

NORTH CAROLINA HBCUs

Bennett College

Total Funding - $768,798

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $384,399

Elizabeth City State University

Total Funding - $2,130,978

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,065,489

Fayetteville State University

Total Funding - $5,084,687

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,542,344

Johnson C. Smith University

Total Funding - $2,718,468

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,359,234

Livingstone College

Total Funding - $2,503,063

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,251,532

North Carolina A&T State University

Total Funding - $14,103,628

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $7,051,814

North Carolina Central University

Total Funding - $8,932,233

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $4,466,117

Saint Augustine’s University

Total Funding - $1,450,038

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $725,019

Shaw University

Total Funding - $2,258,545

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,129,273

Winston-Salem State University

Total Funding - $6,117,980

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,058,990

OHIO HBCUs

Central State University

Total Funding - $3,645,811

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,822,906

Wilberforce University

Total Funding - $689,372

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $344,686

OKLAHOMA HBCUs

Langston University

Total Funding - $3,082,441

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,541,221

PENNSYLVANIA HBCUs

Cheyney University

Total Funding - $663,615

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $331,808

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Total Funding - $2,565,804

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,282,902

SOUTH CAROLINA HBCUs

Allen University

Total Funding - $1,589,675

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $794,838

Benedict College

Total Funding - $4,372,336

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,186,168

Claflin University

Total Funding - $3,738,216

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,869,108

Clinton College

Total Funding - $233,942

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $116,971

Denmark Technical College

Total Funding - $412,522

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $206,261

Morris College

Total Funding - $1,481,212

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $740,606

South Carolina State University

Total Funding - $4,062,087

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,031,044

Voorhees College

Total Funding - $1,124,053

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $562,027

TENNESSEE HBCUs

Fisk University

Total Funding - $1,085,474

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $542,737

Lane College

Total University - $2,430,978

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,215,489

Le Moyne Owen College

Total Funding - $1,660,276

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $830,138

Meharry Medical College

Total Funding - $219,976

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $109,988

Tennessee State University

Total Funding - $7,214,661

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,607,331

TEXAS HBCUs

Huston-Tillotson University

Total Funding - $1,630,192

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $815,096

Jarvis Christian College

Total Funding - $1,888,040

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $944,020

Paul Quinn College

Total Funding - $1,163,719

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $581,860

Prairie View A&M University

Total Funding - $13,752,928

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $6,876,464

Southwestern Christian College

Total Funding - $143,039

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $71,520

Saint Phillip’s College

Total Funding - $3,427,506

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,713,753

Texas College

Total Funding - $2,358,852

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,179,426

Texas Southern University

Total Funding - $11,796,898

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $5,898,449

Wiley College

Total Funding - $1,538,638

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $769,319

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HBCUs

University of the Virgin Islands

Total Funding - $1,713,737

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $856,869

VIRGINIA HBCUs

Hampton University

Total Funding - $4,264,342

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $2,132,171

Norfolk State University

Total Funding - $6,901,715

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,450,858

Virginia State University

Total Funding - $6,855,810

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $3,427,905

Virginia Union University

Total Funding - $2,251,677

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $1,125,839

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Total Funding - $357,917

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $178,959

WEST VIRGINIA HBCUs

Bluefield State College

Total Funding - $1,296,174

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $648,087

West Virginia State University

Total Funding - $1,650,103

Emergency Student Aid Funding Minimum - $825,052

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