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HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

For recipients of the CARES Act - Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as per Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as required by the U.S Department of Education – 30 Day Fund Report. Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

  1. This is to acknowledge that Hagerstown Community College signed and returned to the Department of Education 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. $1,179,157 - 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 Student.
  3. $454,017 - The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). This data is valid through 5/18/2020.
  4. 1717 - The estimated total number of students at the institution 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. *Please note, this figure is derived from the number of students with a completed 19 – 20 FAFSA and who were registered for Spring Semester at HCC. This data is valid through 5/18/2020.
  5. 973 - The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. This data is valid through 5/18/2020.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    1. April 17 – May 4th: $500 Block Grants - Spring 2020 (SP20) FAFSA credit students in good standing, with EFC <$10K and enrolled in 6+ credits. Goal – get funds into the hands of students with a financial need as quickly as possible.
    2. April 10 – May 4th: Individual Grants – any Spring 2020 (SP20) enrolled credit student were eligible to apply. Students received grant after confirming enrollment, Title IV eligibility, and that as a result of disruption of campus services due to remote operations, the student applicant incurred eligible expenses under CARES and demonstrated a need for emergency assistance. Goal – get funds into hands of students self-reporting need as quickly as possible, per CARES guidance and distributing more money to a broader range of students
       
      Students without Block Grant  
      Full-Time (12+ credits) $500.00
      Three Quarter Time (9-11 credits) $375.00
      Half-Time (6-8 credits) $250.00
      Less than Half-time (1-5 credits) $125.00
       
      Students with Block Grant  
      Full-Time (12+ credits) $250.00
      Three Quarter Time (9-11 credits) $188.00
      Half-Time (6-8 credits) $125.00
      Less than Half-time (1-5 credits) $63.00

       
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • All student receiving CARES funding accepts this statement: By accepting this agreement, I am confirming that I have incurred expenses related to the Spring 2020 HCC disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including, but not limited to, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care). As a result of these expenses, I am requesting a student emergency assistance grant funded by the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. I will receive this grant based on my intention of completing six credits or more for the Spring 2020 semester. I DO NOT need to repay this grant. I will receive these funds up to one week faster by signing up for Direct Deposit (Banking Information in Self-Service). Direct deposit allows HCC staff to enhance their safety and meet pandemic best practices by processing remotely. If I do not sign up for Direct Deposit, I confirm that the mailing address listed in my Self-Service, User Profile is current.
    • In addition to above, all individual applicant students complete a COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Fund Application in which student requests emergency assistance and details their individual needs.