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Here's How Much Money Arizona Colleges And Universities Are Getting From The Federal Coronavirus Package

By Rocio Hernandez
Published: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 5:05am
Updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 8:51am

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The Arizona State University campus as seen from the Life Sciences E building in Tempe.

Post-secondary educational institutions are getting about $12.6 billion in funding from the federal coronavirus relief package known as the CARES Act. The U.S. Department of Education is distributing half of those funds to schools immediately. 

The amount of funding each school receives is — in part — based on their low-income student population and total student population. 

The Arizona institution getting the highest amount of CARES Act funding — $63,533,137 — is Arizona State University. 

The University of Arizona is receiving the second highest amount, $30,953,447, followed by Northern Arizona University, $23,577,854. 

The Department of Education requires that at least half of these funds go toward emergency financial aid relief grants to help students with expenses such as course materials, food, housing, health care and child care. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the CARES Act provides institutions with significant discretion on how to award this emergency assistance to students. 

“This means that each institution may develop its own system and process for determining how to allocate these funds, which may include distributing the funds to all students or only to students who demonstrate significant need,” she said in a letter to the schools. 

Grand Canyon University said it’s putting the entire $22 million it's receiving toward its students. 

“This was an easy decision to make,” said GCU Brian President Mueller in a Thursday statement. “It is incumbent on us to take care of our students and families who are trying to navigate the challenges caused by this coronavirus pandemic.”

UA and NAU said as of Friday, they had not decided how they would use those funds. 

ASU said it is hoping to announce how it will use the funding soon. 

SchoolTotal AllocationMinimum Allocation to be Awarded for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
Arizona State University$63,533,137$31,766,569
University Of Arizona$30,953,447$15,476,724
Northern Arizona University$23,577,854$11,788,927
Grand Canyon University$22,351,397$11,175,699
Pima Medical Institute$21,285,691$10,642,846
Florida Career College$17,303,589$8,651,795
University Of Arkansas$15,454,361$7,727,181
United Education Institute$14,992,982$7,496,491
Universal Technical Institute$14,950,305$7,475,153
Pima County Community College$9,989,049$4,994,525
Universal Technical Institute$9,330,780$4,665,390
George Washington University$9,118,529$4,559,265
Glendale Community College$8,301,836$4,150,918
Chamberlain University$8,007,329$4,003,665
Mesa Community College$7,352,103$3,676,052
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University$6,845,716$3,422,858
University Of Phoenix$6,589,433$3,294,717
Johns Hopkins University$6,266,940$3,133,470
Strayer University$5,792,122$2,896,061
Carrington College$5,403,151$2,701,576
Estrella Mountain Community College$4,856,585$2,428,293
Phoenix College$4,772,192$2,386,096
Devry University$4,713,768$2,356,884
Arizona Western College$4,528,738$2,264,369
Chandler - Gilbert Community College$4,350,989$2,175,495
Saint Xavier University$4,057,142$2,028,571
Carrington College$3,823,185$1,911,593
Arizona College$3,665,308$1,832,654
Webster University$3,517,058$1,758,529
Benedictine University$3,297,892$1,648,946
Creighton University$3,193,341$1,596,671
Cochise College$3,163,235$1,581,618
Fortis College$3,093,935$1,546,968
Central Arizona College$3,010,509$1,505,255
Park University$2,805,843$1,402,922
Allen School$2,769,386$1,384,693
Gateway Community College$2,707,626$1,353,813
University Of Dubuque$2,637,393$1,318,697
Loyola University Maryland$2,612,460$1,306,230
Paradise Valley Community College$2,586,404$1,293,202
Rio Salado Community College$2,531,870$1,265,935
Wilkes University$2,403,446$1,201,723
Yavapai College$2,389,592$1,194,796
Scottsdale Community College$2,386,925$1,193,463
Empire Beauty School$2,339,199$1,169,600
College Of Saint Scholastica$2,274,924$1,137,462
Midwestern University$2,255,126$1,127,563
Eastern Arizona College$2,222,272$1,111,136
Eastern Arizona College$2,222,272$1,111,136
Upper Iowa University$2,210,375$1,105,188
Empire Beauty School$2,208,217$1,104,109
Avalon School Of Cosmetology$2,120,430$1,060,215
South Mountain Community College$2,098,614$1,049,307
Empire Beauty School$2,008,780$1,004,390
Mohave Community College$1,933,935$966,968
Empire Beauty School$1,925,983$962,992
Brookline College$1,890,270$945,135
Trine University$1,800,977$900,489
Collegeamerica - Flagstaff$1,792,797$896,399
Refrigeration School$1,786,314$893,157
Ottawa University$1,667,633$833,817
University Of Mary$1,536,188$768,094
Navajo Technical University$1,503,703$751,852
Franklin Pierce University$1,400,647$700,324
Dine College$1,346,931$673,466
John Brown University$1,316,339$658,170
Coconino County Community College$1,104,730$552,365
College Of Saint Mary$1,055,309$527,655
Studio Academy Of Beauty$994,090$497,045
Dodge City Community College$949,264$474,632
Conservatory Of Recording Arts & Sciences$926,993$463,497
Westminster College$768,643$384,322
University Of Advancing Computer Technology$759,682$379,841
Arizona Christian University$747,009$373,505
Northland Pioneer College$643,137$321,569
Aveda Institute Tucson$598,691$299,346
Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy$545,266$272,633
A. T. Still University Of Health Sciences$539,820$269,910
Penrose Academy$412,035$206,018
Southwest Institute Of Healing Arts$339,100$169,550
Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine And Science$328,294$164,147
Paul Mitchell The School Phoenix$306,817$153,409
Prescott College$301,297$150,649
G Skin & Beauty Institute$294,614$147,307
Fuller Theological Seminary$293,342$146,671
Southwest University Of Visual Arts$239,538$119,769
East Valley Institute Of Technology$236,123$118,062
Arizona Culinary Institute$209,341$104,671
Tohono O'Odham Community College$199,279$99,640
Tucson College Of Beauty$180,991$90,496
Hds Truck Driving Institute$167,052$83,526
Arizona School Of Integrative Studies$163,548$81,774
Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences$114,934$57,467
Arizona Academy Of Beauty$107,836$53,918
Turning Point Beauty College$94,238$47,119
International Barber College$91,467$45,734
Covenant Theological Seminary$88,666$44,333
All Beauty College$82,062$41,031
Charles Of Italy Beauty College$74,036$37,018
International Baptist College And Seminary$70,347$35,174
American Institute Of Interior Design$47,278$23,639
Phoenix Seminary$42,117$21,059
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary$40,736$20,368
Kor Beauty Academy$37,326$18,663
Phoenix Institute Of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture$37,245$18,623
Roberto-Venn School Of Luthiery$35,092$17,546
Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School$32,907$16,454
Regional Center For Border Health$13,967$6,984
Arizona School Of Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine$7,856$3,928
School Of Architecture At Taliesin$3,492$1,746
Totals$443,462,106$221,731,080
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