HEERF Grant for Eligible Students

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  • HEERF - Cares Act

    HEERF – CARES

    CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants Acknowledgments

    Danville Community College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, 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.

    Danville Community College (DCC) received $802,111.00 from the Department of Education pursuant to the DCC Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student.

    Who Qualifies?

    Students must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for any Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs.

    Degree or certificate-seeking students who were actively enrolled half-time for the Spring 2020 semester, are eligible for a HEERF grant based on the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).

    Eligible students received their funds automatically through direct deposit to their account on file. If there is no account on file, eligible students received a paper check in the mail to their address on file.

    Students who were enrolled in solely online classes, were dual enrolled, or who were enrolled in non-credit courses did not qualify for HEERF funds, according to federal guidelines.

    Students were awarded based on the following eligibility requirements:

    · Have a completed 2019-2020 FAFSA on file at DCC;

    · Meet all TIV eligibility requirements;

    · Be enrolled in a Financial Aid eligible degree or certificate program (16 or more total credits);

    · Be enrolled in at least one on-campus course as of March 13, 2020;

    · Be enrolled half-time (6 or more credits);

    · Have a verified EFC of 20,000 or below.

    To receive this funding, eligible students MUST have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.

    DCC’s Federal School Code: 003758

    This emergency funding does not need to be repaid and does not require any action, outside of a completed FAFSA.

    Distribution

    HEERF grants were distributed beginning the week of May 26, 2020.

    The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 26, 2020 is $766,800.00.

    The estimated total number of students at the institution (Spring 2020) 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 1,171.

    The total number of students who initially received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was 852.

    Danville Community College distributed $900.00 to every eligible student who had an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $20,000 or less.

    The remaining amount of $35,311.00 was available for students who were not awarded in the initial round of disbursements, to request emergency funds. Funds were awarded based on the eligibility requirements listed above, with one exception. Students with a verified EFC greater than 20,000 were awarded $500.00.

    On November 11, 2020, $32,411.00 remained. A second disbursement went out to students, using the same criteria as the initial batch in May, with the exception of limiting the disbursement to PELL eligible students (EFC less than 5712) enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester. This identified 313 students that received $100.00 each, for a total of $31,300.00.

    As of March 24, 2021, DCC has received additional 55 applications for the emergency relief funds. Of those 55 application, (one submission was a duplicate application), 6 students met the eligibility requirements and have been approved for an award.

    The remaining balance in the HEERF funds is $211.00.

  • HEERF II - CRRSA

    CRRSAA Emergency Financial Aid Grants Acknowledgments

    On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (P.L. 116-260). Danville Community College (DCC) received an additional $802,111.00 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II), under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    Who Qualifies?

    Students must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered for any Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs.

    Degree or certificate-seeking students who were actively enrolled Half-time for the Spring 2021 semester, are eligible for a HEERF grant based on the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).

    Eligible students will receive their funds automatically through direct deposit to their account on file. If there is no account on file, eligible students will receive a paper check in the mail to their address on file.

    Students who are enrolled in solely online classes, who are dual enrolled, or who are enrolled in non-credit courses do not qualify for HEERF funds, according to federal guidelines.

    Students were awarded based on the following eligibility requirements:

    · Have a completed 2020-2021 FAFSA on file at DCC;

    · Meet all TIV eligibility requirements;

    · Be enrolled in a Financial Aid eligible degree or certificate program (16 or more total credits);

    · Be enrolled half-time (6 or more credits);

    · Have a verified EFC of 25,000 or below.

    To receive this funding, eligible students MUST have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.

    DCC’s Federal School Code: 003758

    This emergency funding does not need to be repaid and does not require any action, outside of a completed FAFSA.

    Distribution

    HEERF grants were distributed beginning the week of June 28, 2021.

    The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 2, 2021 is $$801,468.00.

    The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is 724.

    Danville Community College distributed $1,107.00 to every eligible student who has an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less.

    The remaining balance in the HEERF II funds is $643.00.

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