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HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

March 31, 2022 Quarterly Report – posted on 4/08/2022

For recipients of the CRRSAA and/or ARPA - Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II and III), to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as per Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act and as per Section (a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act as required by the U.S Department of Education. Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public once/quarter (Sep 30; Dec 31; Mar 31; Jun 30), unless the Secretary specifies an alternative method of reporting:

  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
     
  2. $5,830,428 The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.
     
  3. $686,020 The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter). This data is valid through March 31, 2022.
     
  4. 3207 The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs. Please note, this figure was derived from the number of students enrolled in Spring 2022 classes. This data is valid through 3/31/2022 – all CARES Act HEERF I funds were expended by January 2021 using the CARES Act regulations.
     
  5. 3207 The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs. This data is valid through March 31, 2022.
     
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under:

    The CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs:
     
    1. Spring 22 Block Grants – All 3207 enrolled credit students enrolled in credit classes and who were confirmed as attending first 7.5 week, 12-week, and 15-week classes that began January 10, 2022 or January 31, 2022 (with January 13th, January 18th, February 7th drop/add dates respectively) received the following grant amounts:
      • Full Time = $350 (12+ credits)
      • Less Than Full-Time = $160 (11 and fewer credits)
         
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
     

Spring 2022 Student Relief Grants:

The following directions were sent via email from the Student Financial Aid Office on March 8, 2022 to eligible students:

  • URGENT. You Qualify for a COVID-19 Student Relief Grant (funded by HEERF III of the American Rescue Plan). Hagerstown Community is partnering with the Department of Education to distribute the COVID-19 Student Relief Grant funding. The funding is going to any registered credit student for the Spring 2022 semester. Based on your current credit registration status, you have been selected for the grant. This grant does not need to be repaid. Students will start to receive the award in one to two weeks. Students will receive a check in the mail or if you already had banking information setup with the college, you will receive the award through direct deposit (via Banking in Self-Service). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SFAO by email at finaid@hagerstown.edu or by phone at 240-500-2473. Thank you!
     

The following information was sent via email from the Dean of Students’ Office to all enrolled HCC students on March 3, 2022:

  • Spring 2022 Currently Enrolled Credit Students. COVID-19 Student Relief Grants Are Coming! We know the pandemic has altered life for students. HCC is committed to helping students during these uncertain times. The Department of Education issued the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) as part of the American Rescue Plan. During this month - March, 2022 – the final allocation of COVID-19 Student Relief Grants will take place. All currently enrolled credit students taking 15-week, 12-week and first 7.5 week classes will receive funds; these students do not need to apply to receive a COVID-19 Student Relief Grant.
  • Eligible current credit students should receive their COVID-19 Student Relief Grant by the end of March.
  • Students signed up for direct deposit will receive grant funds up to 1-2 weeks quicker; credit students can sign up for direct deposit using Self-Service. Students not already signed up for direct deposit will receive a check in the US mail; use your HCC student email account to send an email to admissions@hagerstowncc.edu to update your mailing address.
  • Spring 2022 COVID-19 Student Relief Grants amounts will be based on student enrollment and are anticipated to range from $300-150 per student. This is the final disbursement of COVID-19 Student Relief Grants.