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Required Reporting

Acknowledgement

Grayson College acknowledges that the Institution has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and attests that we intent to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.

CARES/HEERF I Funding

Grayson College has received funds totaling $2,157,844 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Of the funds received, $1,078,922 must be distributed directly to students to help with expenses due to the disruption of campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CRRSAA HEERF II Funding

Grayson College has received funds totaling $4,451,723 through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) of 2021.  Of the funds received, $1,078,922 must be distributed directly to students to help with emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health), or child care.

HEERF I Reporting

Grayson College has distributed the following Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds I (HEERF I) to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

  • $304,000 to 608 students on May 22, 2020 
  • $262,500 to 525 students on June 3, 2020
  • $25,000 to 50 students on June 15, 2020
  • $65,000 to 130 students on June 29, 2020
  • $14,000 to 28 students on July 27, 2020
  • $38,000 to 76 students on August 4, 2020
  • $138,000 to 276 students on October 2, 2020
  • $232,422 to 465 students on November 9, 2020

The estimated total number of students at Grayson College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(i) of the CARES Act is 1,183 for 2019-2020.  For Fall 2020, there were 1,146 students that were pre-identified and eligible for CARES Act funds.  Of the students pre-identified and eligible for Fall 2020, only 975 were awarded funds.

As of November 9, 2020, Grayson College has disbursed HEERF I emergency financial aid grants to 2,158 students in the amount of $1,078,922, and no funds are remaining to be disbursed through HEERF I to students.

HEERF II Reporting

Grayson College has distributed the following Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II) to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act:

  • $398,800 to 997 Academic Program students on April 2, 2021
  • $23,200 to 58 Non-Credit (Continuing Education) students on April 2, 2021
  • $54,400 to 136 Academic Program students on April 23, 2021
  • $12,500 to 25 Academic Program students on April 23, 2021 (these students received $500 for Fall 2020)
As ofApril 28, 2021, Grayson College has disbursed HEERF II emergency financial aid grants to 1,216 students in the amount of $488,900, with $590,088 remaining to be disbursed through HEERF II to students.

Eligibility Criteria

Grayson College made a decision that all pre-identified students would receive a set amount of $500.  Students that were pre-identified by the Grayson College Office of Financial Aid to receive HEERF grants met all of the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen
  • Valid Social Security Number
  • Registered with Selective Service (if you are male)
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations.
  • Enrolled in a regular academic program, degree or certificate
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Not in default or owe an overpayment for a federal student loan and/or grant
  • File "as part of the original financial aid application process" a certification that includes:
    • A statement of educational purpose
    • Student's SSN
  • Have returned fraudulently obtained Title IV funds if convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to charges
  • Not have fraudulently received Title IV loans in excess of annual or aggregate limits
  • Have repaid Title IV loan amounts in excess of annual or aggregate limits if obtained inadvertently
  • Enrolled in at least one on-campus or hybrid class in the perspective semester.
For CRRSAA funds, student will receive $400 per semester maximum.  Students are not required to meet the eligibility criteria listed above, except being a US Citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen and enrolled in classes at Grayson College.

Additional Information

Students are pre-selected based on eligibility criteria outlined above.  For HEERF I funding, prior to August 31, 2020 an application is not utilized to determine eligibility for 2019-2020 recipients.  Students who were pre-identified are sent an award notification outlining eligibility criteria, directions for use of funds, guidelines, and funding amounts.  After September 1, 2020, students will be required to complete a simple online application for the Office of Financial Aid to determine eligibility for the 2020-21 academic year, however, criteria won't change.  Notifications will be sent to all currently enrolled Fall 2020 students via their student email address and a text message to let them know when the application cycle opens up.  The application available after September 1, 2020 will also list all eligibility criteria mentioned above (Step 6) as well as the student's attestation to use the grant funds to cover COVID-19 related expenses.

For HEERF II funding, an application is not utilized to determine eligibility for recipients.

Quarterly Reports

 2020 Quarter 3 Institutional Funding Report - Original

 2020 Quarter 3 Institutional Funding Report CORRECTED

 2020 Quarter 4 Institutional Funding Report

 2021 Quarter 1 Institutional Funding Report**

**This report only includes CARES Act/HEERF I and the first round of SIP Grant.  It does NOT include CRRSAA funds or the second round of SIP Grant.  Grayson College is waiting on official guidance on the reporting of CRRSAA/HEERF II, second round of SIP Grant, and other parts of the HEERF I funds.

 

 

Last Updated:  April 28, 2021