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Compliance Disclosures from the College of St. Scholastica

Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act" or the "Act"), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the Secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund ("HEERF"). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). On April 9, 2020, the Department published documents related to the Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos, a form Certification and Agreement for signing and returning by institutions to access the funds, and a list of institutional allocations under 18004(a)(1).

The CARES Act designates funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to provide, among other things, direct grant assistance to students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The College of St. Scholastica ("CSS") submitted the Certification and Agreement form to participate in this funding program on April 14, 2020, and CSS received its allocation under this funding program on April 29, 2020.

In accordance with the guidance, posted on May 06, 2020, by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education, relating to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (the "Guidance"), each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on its website. Accordingly, this posting is being made pursuant to and in accordance with the Guidance. The Certification and Agreement that CSS entered into to receive these HEERF funds directs it to submit an initial report (the "30-day Fund Report") to the Secretary 30 days from the date of its Certification and Agreement.

In the Guidance, the Department indicates that it would like to receive the most current information from the date when the institution received its allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students. Accordingly, the Department indicates therein that said information must be posted 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under of these funds under the CARES Act and updated every 45 days thereafter.

Consistent with its Certification and Agreement, CSS is electing to post publicly the required information as of May 14, 2020, which is 30 days after the date of its Certification and Agreement. This information will be updated 45 days thereafter, which will be June 28, 2020, and every 45 days thereafter.

With this, as required by the Guidance, CSS reports the following:

  1. An acknowledgment that the institution 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.

    CSS acknowledges that it signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 14, 2020. CSS acknowledges its assurance that it intends to use no less than 50% of the funds so received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  2. 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.

    On April 29, 2020, CSS received $1,137,462 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. 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).

    As of Aug. 12, 2020, $1,068,950 has been awarded in CARES emergency grant funding.

  4. 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.

    CSS estimates that approximately 2,142 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are therefore eligible to be considered to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of Aug. 12, 2020, 2,142 students have been awarded CARES emergency grant funding.

  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.

    Based on the May 6, 2020, guidance received from the Federal Department of Education, CARES emergency grant funding was awarded to students who experienced expenses due to COVID-19. Consideration was given to students who were enrolled at the point of disruption (March 13, 2020) and were eligible for Title IV federal financial aid funding based on the submission of a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) was used to assess financial need and determine the final grant amount.

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

    Electronic correspondence was sent to every recipient explaining the following:
    • How payment will be received (check or direct deposit)
    • When payment will be received
    • By receiving funding, the student certified they had educational expenses related to COVID-19

This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Education as part of an award totaling $1,137,462 with 100 percentage financed with federal funds and 0 percentage financed with non­governmental sources.

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Compliance Disclosures from the College of St. Scholastica

Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act" or the "Act"), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the Secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund ("HEERF"). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). On April 9, 2020, the Department published documents related to the Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos, a form Certification and Agreement for signing and returning by institutions to access the funds, and a list of institutional allocations under 18004(a)(1).

The CARES Act designates funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to provide, among other things, direct grant assistance to students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The College of St. Scholastica ("CSS") submitted the Certification and Agreement form to participate in this funding program on April 14, 2020, and CSS received its allocation under this funding program on April 29, 2020.

In accordance with the guidance, posted on May 06, 2020, by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education, relating to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (the "Guidance"), each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on its website. Accordingly, this posting is being made pursuant to and in accordance with the Guidance. The Certification and Agreement that CSS entered into to receive these HEERF funds directs it to submit an initial report (the "30-day Fund Report") to the Secretary 30 days from the date of its Certification and Agreement.

In the Guidance, the Department indicates that it would like to receive the most current information from the date when the institution received its allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students. Accordingly, the Department indicates therein that said information must be posted 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under of these funds under the CARES Act and updated every 45 days thereafter.

Consistent with its Certification and Agreement, CSS is electing to post publicly the required information as of May 14, 2020, which is 30 days after the date of its Certification and Agreement. This information will be updated 45 days thereafter, which will be June 28, 2020, and every 45 days thereafter.

With this, as required by the Guidance, CSS reports the following:

  1. An acknowledgment that the institution 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.

    CSS acknowledges that it signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 14, 2020. CSS acknowledges its assurance that it intends to use no less than 50% of the funds so received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  2. 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.

    On April 29, 2020, CSS received $1,137,462 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. 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).

    As of June 28, 2020, $1,068,950 has been awarded in CARES emergency grant funding.

  4. 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.

    CSS estimates that approximately 2,142 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are therefore eligible to be considered to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of June 28, 2020, 2,142 students have been awarded CARES emergency grant funding.

  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.

    Based on the May 6, 2020, guidance received from the Federal Department of Education, CARES emergency grant funding was awarded to students who experienced expenses due to COVID-19. Consideration was given to students who were enrolled at the point of disruption (March 13, 2020) and were eligible for Title IV federal financial aid funding based on the submission of a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) was used to assess financial need and determine the final grant amount.

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

    Electronic correspondence was sent to every recipient explaining the following:
    • How payment will be received (check or direct deposit)
    • When payment will be received
    • By receiving funding, the student certified they had educational expenses related to COVID-19

This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Education as part of an award totaling $1,137,462 with 100 percentage financed with federal funds and 0 percentage financed with non­governmental sources.

Compliance Disclosures from the College of St. Scholastica

Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act" or the "Act")), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the Secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund ("HEERF"). Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). On April 9, 2020, the Department published documents related to the Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos, a form Certification and Agreement for signing and returning by institutions to access the funds, and a list of institutional allocations under 18004(a)(1).

The Certification and Agreement directs each institution applying for HEERF funds to comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and submit an initial report (the "30-day Fund Report") to the Secretary thirty (30) days from the date of the institution's Certification and Agreement to the Department. The Department will provide instructions for providing the required information to the Secretary in the near future. In the meantime, each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on the institution's primary website. The Department would like to receive the most current information from the date when the institution received its allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students, and the institution should have received its allocation within a few days after submitting the Certification and Agreement. 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:

The CARES Act designates funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to provide, among other things, direct grant assistance to students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The College of St. Scholastica ("CSS") submitted the Certification and Agreement form to participate in this funding program on April 14, 2020, and CSS received its allocation under this funding program on April 29, 2020.

In accordance with the guidance, posted on May 06, 2020, by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education, relating to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (the "Guidance"), each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on its website. Accordingly, this posting is being made pursuant to and in accordance with the Guidance. The Certification and Agreement that CSS entered into to receive these HEERF funds directs it to submit an initial report (the "30-day Fund Report") to the Secretary 30 days from the date of its Certification and Agreement.

In the Guidance, the Department indicates that it would like to receive the most current information from the date when the institution received its allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students. Accordingly, the Department indicates therein that said information must be posted 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under of these funds under the CARES Act and updated every 45 days thereafter.

Consistent with its Certification and Agreement, CSS is electing to post publicly the required information as of May 14, 2020, which is 30 days after the date of its Certification and Agreement. This information will be updated 45 days thereafter, which will be June 28, 2020, and every 45 days thereafter.

With this, as required by the Guidance, CSS reports the following:

  1. An acknowledgment that the institution 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.

    CSS acknowledges that it signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 14, 2020. CSS acknowledges its assurance that it intends to use no less than 50% of the funds so received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  2. 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.

    On April 29, 2020, CSS received $1,137,462 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. 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).

    As of May 14, 2020, no awards have yet been made. Awards are expected by the end of May 2020.

  4. 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.

    CSS estimates that approximately 2,100 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are therefore eligible to be considered to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

    As of May 14, 2020, no awards have yet been made. Awards are expected by the end of May 2020.

This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Education as part of an award totaling $1,137,462 with 100 percentage financed with federal funds and 0 percentage financed with non­governmental sources.