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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) Required Reports and Disclosures

April 01, 2022

This website serves as public disclosure required under Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, Section 314(e) of the CRRSA, and Section (a)(1) and (a)(4) of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for 鶹Ӱ regarding the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I, II, & III). This website will be updated every 90 days with any required changes.

1. 鶹Ӱ has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

2. 鶹Ӱ has received $273,042 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act (HEERF I). 鶹Ӱ will receive an additional $273,042 from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of CRRSA (HEERF II). 鶹Ӱ will receive $704,016 from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) (HEERF III).

3. As of July 24, 2020, 鶹Ӱ has disbursed $273,042 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. As of March 31, 2022, 鶹Ӱ has disbursed $273,042 to students under section 314(a)(1) of CRRSA. As of March 31, 2022, 鶹Ӱ has disbursed $704,016 under section (a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP.
Update: As of March 14, 2024, of the $273,042 disbursed to students, $2,400 remained uncashed and were returned to the Department of Education leaving a net amount disbursed to students of $270,642 under section 314(a)(1) of CRRSA. As of March 14, 2024, of the $704,016 disbursed to students, $2,100 remained uncashed and were returned to the Department of Education leaving a net amount disbursed to students of $701,916 under section (a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP.

4. For HEERF I, 鶹Ӱ estimates that 995 students at the college are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

For HEERF II, 鶹Ӱ estimates that 867 students at the college are eligible to participate in under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(a) of CRRSA.

For HEERF III, 鶹Ӱ estimates that 1111 students at the college are eligible to participate in the HEERF III under the ARP.

5. As of July 24, 2020, 鶹Ӱ has issued disbursements to 933 students who are eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. As of March 31, 2022, 鶹Ӱ has issued disbursements to 871 students who were eligible under Section 314 (a)(1) of CRRSA. As of December 20, 2021, 鶹Ӱ has issued disbursements to 1103 students who were eligible under Section (a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP.
Update: As of March 14, 2024, 12 of the 871 students who were disbursed funds under Section 314 (a)(1) of CRRSA did not cash their checks and as such the funds were returned to the Department of Education leaving a total of 859 students who were issued disbursements. As of March 14, 2024, 13 of the 1103 students who were disbursed funds under Section (a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP did not cash their checks and as such the funds were returned to the Department of Education leaving a total of 1090 students who were issued disbursements.

6. 鶹Ӱ determined that students who were enrolled in degree granting programs of study at the college or in approved study abroad programs and were maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their degree objective on or after March 13, 2020, the date of the President’s Proclamation, “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak,” Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 53 at 15337-38 (hereinafter “Proclamation of National Emergency”) were potentially eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

鶹Ӱ determined that students who were enrolled in degree granting programs of study at the college or in approved study abroad programs and were maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their degree objective on or after January 25, 2021 were potentially eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section 314(a)(1) of CRRSA.

鶹Ӱ excluded from this larger population of potentially eligible students:

a) those individuals it knew to be foreign nationals who were not US permanent residents or other eligible non-citizens under Title IV of HEA;
b) those students in the US without a lawful immigration status; and,
c) those students who did not have a valid social security number on file with the College. (Otherwise eligible students who wish to be considered for a grant who have do not have a valid social security number on file may present a completed W-9 form to the Student Accounts Office).

For HEERF I, grant amounts between $150-$600 were made to students based on if the student filed a FAFSA and the evaluation of the student’s demonstrated financial need for financial aid. Federal Pell Grant recipients and other students with the highest demonstrated financial need will receive the highest grant amount of $600.

For HEERF II, grant amounts between $150-$750 were made to students based on if the student filed a FAFSA and the evaluation of the student’s demonstrated financial need for financial aid. Federal Pell Grant recipients and other students with the highest demonstrated financial need will receive the highest grant amount of $750.

Per the Department of Education’s final rule, “Eligibility To Receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Under HEERF” (May 14, 2021, 86 FR26608) the term “student,” for purposes of the phrases “grants to students,” “emergency financial aid grants to students,” and “financial aid grants to students” as used in the HEERF programs, is now defined as any individual who is or was enrolled (as defined in 34 CFR § 668.2) at an eligible institution (as defined in 34 CFR § 600.2) on or after March 13, 2020, the date of declaration of the national emergency due to the coronavirus (85 FR 15337). Students are no longer required to be eligible for Title IV student financial aid in order to receive HEERF grants. Based on this clarification 鶹Ӱ determined that all students who were enrolled were potentially eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.

For HEERF III, grant amounts between $150 and $2,150 were made to students based on evaluation of the student’s demonstrated financial need for financial aid, and if the student filed a FAFSA or CSS Profile application while enrolled at 鶹Ӱ. Federal Pell Grant recipients and those students with the highest demonstrated financial need will receive the highest grant amount of $2,150.

鶹Ӱ determined that all students who were enrolled on campus or in approved study abroad programs on September 14, 2021 were potentially eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under Section (a)(1) and (a)(4) of the ARP.  鶹Ӱ did not exclude those populations of part-time, non-degree, foreign nationals, those without a lawful immigration status, nor those without a valid social security number from the cohort of eligible students for HEERF III under ARP.

7. Notifications

CARES Act HEERF I – Summer 2020 Community Message from the President
CRRSA HEERF II –
ARP HEERF III – ARP HEERF III Insert with Check Payments

8. Final Budget and Expenditure Report Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) (original)
Final Budget and Expenditure Report Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) (revised) (posted 12/9/21)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and II – Q1 2021 (original)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III – Q2 2021 (original)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III – Q2 2021 (revised) (posted 12/9/21)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III – Q3 2021 (original)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III – Q3 2021 (revised) (posted 12/9/21)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III – Q4 2021 (Original)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditures Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III – Q1 2022 (Original)