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HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

HEERF - Student Portion Reporting

September 30, 2021 Quarterly Report – posted on 10/8/2021

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. $3,080,400 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 September 30, 2021.

4. 3,748 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 with a completed 20-21 FAFSA and who were registered for Summer21; all Fall21 students enrolled in credit courses; and eligible students enrolled in Adult Basic Education and other specified Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education programs leading towards employability at HCC. This data is valid through 9/30/2021 – all CARES Act HEERF I funds were expended by January 2021 using the CARES Act regulations.

5. 3,181 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 9/30/2021.

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. July 1, 2021- August 29: Summer 21 Individual Grants – Any Summer 2021 enrolled credit or non-credit student can apply. Application available via HCC website and sent via all student email. Those who did not receive a block grant are eligible to receive an individual grant after confirming enrollment and considering prior Spring or Summer 2021 CRRSAA/ARPA funding. Goal – get funds into hands of students indicating need, per CRRSAA and ARPA guidance and distributing more money to a broader range of students

    SU21 Individual Grant Amounts:
    • Full Time = $1,200 (12+ credits)
    • Less Than Full-Time = $800 (11 and fewer credits)
  2. August 30 - September 30, 2021: Fall 21 Block Grants – All Fall 2021 enrolled credit students enrolled in 15-week classes that begin August 30th (with a September 7th drop/add date) received following grant amounts:
    • Full Time = $1,200 (12+ credits)
    • Less Than Full-Time = $800 (11 and fewer credits)

Late in the fall semester, Fall 2021 credit students enrolled in later-starting sessions (September 20th and October 25th) will be eligible for the same grant amounts as above. Also, later in the fall semester, non-credit students enrolled in Adult Basic Education and specified Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education programs leading towards employability will be eligible to receive the relief grants of the same amounts (with time commitment comparable to credit allotments).

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  1. Summer 2021 Credit Students: We know the pandemic has altered life for students, including unexpected and increased financial needs. HCC is committed to helping students during these uncertain times. The Department of Education issued Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) funds to distribute to eligible HCC college students facing exceptional financial need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the HCC Foundation has funds available to help eligible students in need. To apply, students must be enrolled at the time of the application in Summer 2021 classes (May 24 – August 16) and indicate exceptional financial need due to the pandemic. Federal emergency grants are allocated directly to eligible students. Funds will be allocated until they are depleted. Applications for Summer 2021 enrolled students will be accepted until August 1, 2021.
  2. Fall 2021 Student Relief Grants: We know the pandemic has altered life for students. HCC is committed to helping students during these uncertain times. The Department of Education issued Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) funds to HCC as part of the American Rescue Plan. During the fall semester, these funds will be issued as COVID-19 Relief Grants to all enrolled credit students, non-credit students enrolled in Adult Basic Education classes, and Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education students enrolled in classes leading to employability. Fall 2021 students need not apply to receive a COVID-19 Relief Grant. Grants will be allocated until funds are depleted.

    Credit students can expect to receive their COVID-19 Relief Grant per the following timeline:
    • Students enrolled in 15-week classes or 1st 7.5-week classes - by early October
    • Students enrolled in only 12-week classes (with possible 2nd 7.5-week classes) – by the end of October
    • Students enrolled in only 2nd 7.5-week classes - by the end of November

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. Those not 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.

Non-credit students enrolled in Adult Basic Education classes and/or Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education classes that lead to an employment credential will receive COVID-19 Relief Grants as soon as their enrollment and attendance can be verified; note that these programs have various start and end dates between August and December, 2021.