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 January 27, 2021.

 

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 January 27, 2021, is $211,000.

 

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 241.

 

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"

 

 

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

Institution Name: __Manhattan School of Computer Technology_______________ Date of Report: __10/30/2020__ Covering Quarter Ending: __9/30/2020__

Total Amount of Funds Awarded: Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: _$400,937____ Section (a)(2): ____________ Section (a)(3): ___________ Final Report? ☐

Category Amount

in (a)(1) institutional dollars

Amount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicable Amount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicable Explanatory Notes
Providing additional emergency financial aid grants to students.[1]
Providing reimbursements for tuition, housing, room and board, or other fee refunds.
Providing tuition discounts.
Covering the cost of providing additional technology hardware to students, such as laptops or tablets, or covering the added cost of technology fees. $24,961.77 Telephones and internet for staff and faculty. Tablets and laptops.
Providing or subsidizing the costs of high-speed internet to students or faculty to transition to an online environment.
Subsidizing off-campus housing costs due to dormitory closures or decisions to limit housing to one student per room; subsidizing housing costs to reduce housing density; paying for hotels or other off-campus housing for students who need to be isolated; paying travel expenses for students who need to leave campus early due to coronavirus infections or campus interruptions.
Subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, to provide pre-packaged meals, or to add hours to food service operations to accommodate social distancing.
Costs related to operating additional class sections to enable social distancing, such as those for hiring more instructors and increasing campus hours of operations. $54,000 Hiring new full-time faculty and part-time faculty to operate additional online class sections.
Campus safety and operations.[2] $5,745 Campus cleaning and safety.
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional instructional equipment and supplies (such as laboratory equipment or computers) to reduce the number of students sharing equipment or supplies during a single class period and to provide time for disinfection between uses. $16,088.45 Computers and multi-functioning e-network copy/scanner/fax machines for faculty, staff, and students.
Replacing lost revenue due to reduced enrollment.
Replacing lost revenue from non-tuition sources (i.e., cancelled ancillary events; disruption of food service, dorms, childcare or other facilities; cancellation of use of campus venues by other organizations, lost parking revenue, etc.).[3]
Purchasing faculty and staff training in online instruction; or paying additional funds to staff who are providing training in addition to their regular job responsibilities. $69,628.36 Providing training to faculty, staff, and students, in addition to regular job responsibilities in order to transition to distance learning.
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional equipment or software to enable distance learning, or upgrading campus wi-fi access or extending open networks to parking lots or public spaces, etc. $10,675.72 Distance Learning and operating Software. Upgraded anti-virus and firewall
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.[4] $7,049.42 Utilities paid while campus was completely closed
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.[5]
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program $188,148.72    
Total of Quarterly Expenditures $188,148.72

 

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

Institution Name: __Manhattan School of Computer Technology_______________ Date of Report: __1/10/2021__ Covering Quarter Ending: __12/31/2020__

Total Amount of Funds Awarded: Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: _$400,937____ Section (a)(2): ____________ Section (a)(3): ___________ Final Report? ☒

Category Amount

in (a)(1) institutional dollars

Amount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicable Amount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicable Explanatory Notes
Providing additional emergency financial aid grants to students.[1]
Providing reimbursements for tuition, housing, room and board, or other fee refunds.
Providing tuition discounts.
Covering the cost of providing additional technology hardware to students, such as laptops or tablets, or covering the added cost of technology fees. $8,053.20 Telephones and internet for staff and faculty. Tablets and laptops.
Providing or subsidizing the costs of high-speed internet to students or faculty to transition to an online environment.
Subsidizing off-campus housing costs due to dormitory closures or decisions to limit housing to one student per room; subsidizing housing costs to reduce housing density; paying for hotels or other off-campus housing for students who need to be isolated; paying travel expenses for students who need to leave campus early due to coronavirus infections or campus interruptions.
Subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, to provide pre-packaged meals, or to add hours to food service operations to accommodate social distancing.
Costs related to operating additional class sections to enable social distancing, such as those for hiring more instructors and increasing campus hours of operations. $102,000 Hiring new full-time faculty and part-time faculty to operate additional online class sections.
Campus safety and operations.[2] $5,231.43 Campus cleaning and safety.
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional instructional equipment and supplies (such as laboratory equipment or computers) to reduce the number of students sharing equipment or supplies during a single class period and to provide time for disinfection between uses. $4,659.92 Computers and multi-functioning e-network copy/scanner/fax machines for faculty, staff, and students.
Replacing lost revenue due to reduced enrollment.
Replacing lost revenue from non-tuition sources (i.e., cancelled ancillary events; disruption of food service, dorms, childcare or other facilities; cancellation of use of campus venues by other organizations, lost parking revenue, etc.).[3]
Purchasing faculty and staff training in online instruction; or paying additional funds to staff who are providing training in addition to their regular job responsibilities. $85,717.91 Providing training to faculty, staff, and students, in addition to regular job responsibilities in order to transition to distance learning.
Purchasing, leasing, or renting additional equipment or software to enable distance learning, or upgrading campus wi-fi access or extending open networks to parking lots or public spaces, etc. $6,207.71 Distance Learning and operating Software. Upgraded anti-virus and firewall
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.[4] $3,519.32 Utilities paid while campus was completely closed
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.[5]
Quarterly Expenditures for each Program $215,389.49    
Total of Quarterly Expenditures $215,389.49