Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to make Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

CARES ACT REPORTING ON EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS TO STUDENTS

 

On March 27, 2020, the Federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Pub L. No. 116-136, providing funds to institutions from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to make Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including eligible expenses under s student’s cost of attendance, such as food, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. The law requires institutions to report certain information related to the use of these funds.  The following information is reported for the period, April 22, 2020 to May 21, 2020.

 

This statement shall serve to acknowledge that our institution signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement - Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. We further attest that our institution has used, and/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.

 

I.  The total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student is $400,937.

 

II.  The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 22, 2020, is $16,550.

 

III.  The estimated total number of students at our 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 is 350.

 

IV.  The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to date is 97.

 

V.  The following is the method used by our institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much each student has received/will receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

 

VI. The institution determines the amount of grant given to active students based on student needs submitted to the institution via e-mail, in multiple disbursements.

 

VII.  The follow instructions/directions/guidance was provided by our institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

 

Dear Manhattan School of Computer Technology Student,

 

Manhattan School is continuing to closely monitor the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and providing our students with guidance and support as best we can. Manhattan School is pleased to announce that we have now successfully obtained access to grants from the Department of Education to be disbursed to our students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (COVID-19), such as food, housing course materials, technology, health care and/or child care expenses. This grant is a source of free money that does not need to be repaid.

 

At this time, Manhattan School is sending for your careful review the attached Request for Emergency Financial AID GRANT FUNDS which must be filled out, signed, and emailed back so the school can process these grants, and send you these much needed funds as quickly as possible.

 

Best,

Galina Shumskaya

School Director

Manhattan School of Computer Technology

Click here to Download the "Request for Emergency Financial AID GRANT FUNDS"