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

Manhattan School of Computer Technology

CRRSA (HEERF II) Emergency Aid Fund Reporting

The Department of Education requires institutions to report on the receipt and usage of their allocation from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II). This includes reporting of both distributions received by Manhattan School of Computer Technology:

  • Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
  • Institutional Portion

The report must be posted on the institution’s primary website and contain the most current information from the date the institution received its allocation.

 

(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 the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Manhattan School of Computer Technology acknowledges this has taken place.

(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 under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Manhattan School of Computer Technology has been allocated $400,937 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (HEERF II)

(3) 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).

As of 7/7/21 – $181,200 has been received and disbursed to students from this program.

(4) 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.

The estimated total number of students at our institution eligible to participate in this program is 300.

(5) 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.

As of 7/7/21 – 216 students have received a grant from this program.

(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.

The institution determines which students receive a grant based on active student needs submitted to the institution. Active students enrolled in diploma programs receive $1,000 bi-monthly beginning in April 2021 until April 2022. Active students enrolled in a certificate program receive $500 bi-monthly beginning in April 2021 until April 2022.

(7) Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the 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 childcare 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 for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

 

Institution Name: Manhattan School of Computer Technology

Date of Report: _April 10, 2021 Covering Quarter Ending:  March 31, 20_21

PR/Award Number(s): P425F 200325    P425J                       P425K:                       P425L                                                                           P425M:                    P425N:                    

Total Amount of Funds Awarded: Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: $1,238,736                                                                                                                              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.

$6,632.71     Telephones and internet for staff and faculty. Tablets, laptops, and E-books for students.
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.

       

 

 

1 To support expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus consistent with applicable law. This includes eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance under CARES Act Section 18004(c), or any component of a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care, per Section 314(c) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), and Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

 

 

Category Amount in (a)(1)

institutional dollars

Amount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicable Amount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicable Explanatory Notes
Campus safety and operations.2 $14,490.00     Campus cleaning and safety. Preparing campus for reopening in April.
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 class

period and to provide time for disinfection between uses.

 

$2,792.77

     

Distance Learning and operating Software.

Replacing lost revenue from academic sources.3 $523,043     Revenue lost due to COVID.
Replacing lost revenue from auxiliary services 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.

$74,302.27     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.

       
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.4 $4,547.41     Utilities paid while campus was completely closed
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.5        
Quarterly Expenditures for Each Program $625,808.19      
Total of Quarterly Expenditures $625,808.19

2 Including costs or expenses related to the disinfecting and cleaning of dorms and other campus facilities, purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), purchases of cleaning supplies, adding personnel to increase the frequency of cleaning, the reconfiguration of facilities to promote social distancing, etc.

3 Please see the Department’s HEERF Lost Revenue FAQs (March 19, 2021) for more information regarding what may be appropriately included in an estimate of lost revenue. 4 Please post additional documentation as appropriate and briefly explain in the “Explanatory Notes” section. Please note that funds for (a)(1) Institutional Portion may be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).

5 Please post additional documentation as appropriate and briefly explain in the “Explanatory Notes” section. Please note that funds for (a)(2) and (a)(3) may be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).

 

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

Institution Name: Manhattan School of Computer Technology

Date of Report: _July 10, 2021

Covering Quarter Ending: June 30, 2021

PR/Award Number(s): P425F 200325    P425J                       P425K:                       P425L                                                                           P425M:                    P425N:                    

Total Amount of Funds Awarded: Section (a)(1) Institutional Portion: $1,238,736                                                                                                                              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.

       
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.

       

 

 

1 To support expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus consistent with applicable law. This includes eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance under CARES Act Section 18004(c), or any component of a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care, per Section 314(c) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), and Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

 

 

Category Amount in (a)(1)

institutional dollars

Amount in (a)(2) dollars, if applicable Amount in (a)(3) dollars, if applicable Explanatory Notes
Campus safety and operations.2        
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 class

period and to provide time for disinfection between uses.

       
Replacing lost revenue from academic sources.3 $155,798.57     Revenue lost due to COVID
Replacing lost revenue from auxiliary services 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.

       
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.

       
Other Uses of (a)(1) Institutional Portion funds.4        
Other Uses of (a)(2) or (a)(3) funds, if applicable.5        
Quarterly Expenditures for Each Program $155,798.57      
Total of Quarterly Expenditures $155,798.57

2 Including costs or expenses related to the disinfecting and cleaning of dorms and other campus facilities, purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), purchases of cleaning supplies, adding personnel to increase the frequency of cleaning, the reconfiguration of facilities to promote social distancing, etc.

3 Please see the Department’s HEERF Lost Revenue FAQs (March 19, 2021) for more information regarding what may be appropriately included in an estimate of lost revenue. 4 Please post additional documentation as appropriate and briefly explain in the “Explanatory Notes” section. Please note that funds for (a)(1) Institutional Portion may be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).

5 Please post additional documentation as appropriate and briefly explain in the “Explanatory Notes” section. Please note that funds for (a)(2) and (a)(3) may be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).