Well-heeled Harvard University came under fire this week for seeking millions in coronavirus relief, before declining the funds in the face of political pressure — but dozens of universities with similarly large endowments were also eligible for aid.Department of Education data obtained by Fox News showed a list of funds that colleges and universities across the country would be eligible for under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed last month, including those with multibillion-dollar endowments.It is not clear from that list alone, however, what institutions were actively seeking the funding. And in the wake of the political heat on Harvard, several of the wealthiest universities are declining to accept any of it.HARVARD WON’T ‘SEEK OR ACCEPT’ FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY AFTER CALLS FROM TRUMP TO RETURN CASHThe CARES Act included the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund which, in total, provided for more than $14 billion in aid for colleges and universities. The law allocated a certain amount of funds to all colleges that participate in federal student aid programs, through a funding formula based on the number of students receiving federal financial aid through Pell Grants and on overall institutional student enrollment.The rules of the program direct that 50 percent of the funds be used as direct financial-assistance grants to students, with


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