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CARES Act

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Fund

30-Day Report for the Period April 25, 2020 – May 24, 2020*

On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the CARES Act (H.R. 748), which provides emergency relief funds to organizations and individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), found in Section 18004 of the CARES Act, provides funding to institutions of higher education “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.” 

This page describes the use of HEERF funds received by Frederick Community College under Award Number P425E202788.

CERTIFICATION
Frederick Community College signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and 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.

FUNDING
Frederick Community College has been allocated a total of $1,851,890 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the HEERF. Frederick Community College has received $925,945 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total cost of providing direct aid to Frederick Community College students is $925,945, 100% of which is funded by the above referenced grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Stabilization Fund.

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS DISTRIBUTED
No Emergency Financial Aid grants have been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act (a total of $0). No students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act (a total of zero students).

STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS
The estimated total number of students at Frederick Community College who are 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 1,574.
 
METHODOLOGY
The following methodology will be applied to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they will receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

All students who a) have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); b) were enrolled in one or more face-to-face classes in Spring 2020; and c) have been determined by Frederick Community College to meet eligibility criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Education will receive a request to confirm they have incurred additional expenses related to the disruption to campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiers representing students’ eligibility for Federal Pell grants and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be used to determine Emergency Financial Aid grant award amounts for students who confirm they have incurred additional expenses related to the disruption to campus operations will receive.

Tier EFC Pell-eligible Award for Spring 2020
1 $0 Yes $800
2 $1 - $500 Yes $650
3 $501 - $1,000 Yes $500
4 > $1,000 Yes $350
5 < $10,000 No $200
 

 
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED TO STUDENTS
Instructions, directions, and guidance provided to students regarding the CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found below.

 

CARES Act FAQs


What is the CARES Act/Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provided by the federal government?
 

When will the CARES Act/Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds be available?
 

Who is eligible for the CARES Act/Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds?
 

What is a CARES ACT Emergency Assistance Grant?
 

Why didn’t I receive a CARES Act Emergency Assistance Grant from FCC?
 

What emergency relief funds are available for undocumented students?
 

What emergency relief funds are available for International students?
 

Will there be CARES Act emergency aid funding for 2020-2021?
 

 

 

 

* This report was posted to the Frederick Community College primary website on May 22, 2020, the last business day before May 24, 2020.

 

 

CARES Act Details (pdf)