Frequently Asked Questions About Purdue Global
and COVID-19

Safety Tips From the CDC

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared that a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak began on March 1, 2020. As our national and state agencies respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, we recommend you adhere to the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines:

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow, and throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Stay home when you are sick.


You may also obtain the latest updates and additional information from health care providers, state health authorities, and the CDC's COVID-19 website.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Information

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) were signed into law in December 2020 and March 2021, respectively. As part of CRRSAA and ARP, universities and colleges across the country were allocated funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. Institutions receiving the relief fund are required to report the information pertaining to the use and expenditure of the funds. The following information is provided to comply with the Department of Education’s reporting requirements.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for Institutional Funding

Purdue University Global was awarded $2,316,566 of HEERF funding to cover costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the Coronavirus. This award contains $1,375,459 from section 314 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA), and $941,107 from section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP). As of September 30, 2021, the total amount of HEERF expenses reimbursed are $719,514. The quarterly budget and expenditure report for expenses can be accessed through the link below:

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Student Grant Program

Proof of Degree Completion, Transcripts, and Diplomas

  • If the official transcript(s) you ordered showing prior degree completion required for your program of enrollment are being delayed, the Office of the Registrar will attempt to use the unofficial transcript you provided and compare it to other official record sources to confirm that the degree completion requirements for your program have been met.

  • If your official proof of foreign-based secondary completion is or might be delayed, the Office of the Registrar and the Dean's Office will review certification from other official sources.

    If your official proof of foreign-based secondary completion is or might be delayed, the Office of the Registrar and the Dean’s Office will review certification from other official sources.
  • We cannot award transfer credit until an official transcript is submitted; it cannot be awarded from an unofficial transcript. Work with your Advisor to try to register for courses for which you do not expect transfer credit. We expect minimal disruption to the receipt of transcripts, but some delays may occur based on staffing adjustments at institutions across the country. 

    We cannot award transfer credit until an official transcript is submitted; it cannot be awarded from an unofficial transcript. Work with your Advisor to try to register for courses for which you do not expect transfer credit. We expect minimal disruption to the receipt of transcripts, but some delays may occur based on staffing adjustments at institutions across the country. 
  • No, we are not experiencing any delays in printing diplomas at this time. Diplomas are printed and sent through a third-party vendor that has a solid continuity plan, but if they are compelled to limit or stop work at their facilities this could change.

    At this time we do not anticipate any delays with your diploma. Diplomas are printed and sent through a third-party vendor that has a solid continuity plan, but if they are compelled to limit or stop work at their facilities this could change.

Academics

Funding

  • If you are having difficulty meeting payment obligations, please contact the Student Accounts team to discuss available options.

  • No. Financial aid disbursements will occur as scheduled, provided the eligibility criteria are met. Eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to, maintaining attendance per University policy. In addition, any resulting stipend payments will be made within 14 days of the funds being disbursed to your account. For more detail on those transactions, please visit the funding dashboard on your student portal.

  • Depending on the type of funding and withdrawal date, your funding may be affected. Please contact your designated Advisor or the financial aid office at 866-458-2008.

  • If your expected family contribution (EFC) is already zero, you have reached Pell lifetime eligibility (LEU), and you have reached maximal loan limits, you may not qualify for additional funding. If those conditions do not apply and you have experienced a loss of income compared to what was previously listed on your current FAFSA, you may be eligible for additional funding. Appropriate documentation must be provided (e.g., proof of unemployment, proof of reduced income). To begin the process, send an email explaining your situation to pjudgment@purdueglobal.edu. We will then contact you to discuss your individual circumstances.

  • If you did not previously apply for financial aid, begin the process by completing the FAFSA using Purdue Global's school code of 004586 at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. You may also need to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov. Additional documentation may be requested once the FAFSA is processed.

    The Purdue University Global website provides information and videos to assist you if you have questions. You can access them in the Paying for School section.

Aviation

  • No. It takes 2 to 4 years to become a qualified airline pilot, and postponing your airline career will affect your seniority and long-term career prospects. As demand for travel begins to increase, so will demand for qualified pilots. While the airline industry is currently resizing its workforce, by the time you finish your degree and flight certifications you will be qualified to meet the demands of what is expected to be a growing industry.

  • Sterling Flight Training is continuing operations with enhanced procedures. All ground and flight instruction is conducted one on one with an instructor, reducing risk of exposure.

  • While the Purdue Global aviation and general education courses can be completed online, contact your instructor at Sterling Flight School to review your options for completing your flight training.

Business and IT

  • We will continue to have internships as an option for students. If internships are affected by COVID-19, students can work with their instructors to find alternative solutions fitting their circumstances.

Health Sciences

Nursing

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Please contact your instructor. They will have options for students who are working on field experience.

  • You will be given the choice to continue with the practicum or push the practicum back to another term. You will also be eligible to take the comprehensive exam or thesis course before taking the practicum. If you still have other courses remaining, you will be able to take those scheduled classes and take the practicum during the comprehensive exam or thesis. The department chair will contact you to explain options for you and the pros and cons of each to help you make the decision that is right for you.

  • Contact your clinical manager and instructor to discuss options.

Military

General Questions About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Your health is the top priority. As soon as you can, please contact your instructors to keep them informed of your situation. In extenuating circumstances, they award extensions of assignment deadlines and/or an incomplete grade to afford you more time. If these measures do not suffice, speak with your Advisor about options that may allow you to take a break and return to school as soon as you can.

  • We are so very sorry to hear of your illness and wish you a speedy and full recovery. As soon as you can, please contact your instructors to keep them informed of you situation. In extenuating circumstances, they award extensions of assignment deadlines and/or an incomplete grade to afford you more time. If these measures do not suffice, speak with your Advisor about options that may allow you to take a break and return to school as soon as you can.

  • Your and your family’s health are our priority. As soon as you can, please contact your instructors to keep them informed of your situation. In extenuating circumstances, they award extensions of assignment deadlines and/or an incomplete grade to afford you more time. If these measures do not suffice, speak with your Advisor about options that may allow you to take a break and return to school as soon as you can.

  • Your health is the top priority. As soon as you can, please contact your instructors to keep them informed of your situation. In extenuating circumstances, they award extensions of assignment deadlines and/or an incomplete grade to afford you more time. If these measures do not suffice, speak with your Advisor about options that may allow you to take a break and return to school as soon as you can.

  • The Academic Success Center has recorded time management webinars to help you optimize your study time. Your Advisor can review schedule options with you as well to help you bridge this period of time.