COVID–19 Pandemic Education Relief Act of 2020

Archived for accessible reading by the Texas Civil Rights Review. Line breaks added; word wrap enabled. Page numbers preserved, for example, H. R. 748-115 below designates page 115.

Editor’s Note: The CARES Act of Mar. 27, 2020, has (under Title III, Part IV) a Subtitled Section B for Education Provisions, which may be cited in its own right as the ‘‘COVID–19 Pandemic Education Relief Act of 2020’’. We begin with the CARES Act title page, then skip to the Subsection.

Under Title VIII of the CARES Act, we find Sec. 18004, (listed as the last item in the list below, named the “Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.” Our archive of the section includes a campus by campus list of allocations totaling $12.5 billion, of which at least 6.25 billion must be set aside for “Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.”

As of 2pm Friday Apr. 17, financial aid experts with knowledge of the situation were saying that none of the funds had been reported to have arrived at any campus. Nor had the Department of Education clarified guidelines for distribution of those funds.

However, experts with knowledge of the process reported that the intent of Congress was to put relief money directly into the hands of students.

H. R. 748

One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America / AT THE SECOND SESSION / Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January, two thousand and twenty

An Act / To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’’ or the ‘‘CARES Act’’.

H. R. 748—115

Subtitle B—Education Provisions


This subtitle may be cited as the ‘‘COVID–19 Pandemic Education Relief Act of 2020’’.