HEERF QUARTERLY BUDGET EXPENDITURE REPORTS

CARES ACT HEERF I REPORTS

CARES ACT HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) I REPORTING - EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS TO STUDENTS

This page is provided in an effort to comply with the 30- and 45-day reporting requirements issued by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education on May 6, 2020.

The following information is presented in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public as of May 28, 2020, 30 days after the date Broward College received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and will be updated every quarter thereafter unless further guidance is provided for reporting.

Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020 via grants.gov.

On April 28, 2020, Broward received $27,154,901 from the Department, provided under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant at Broward.

On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1).

As of June 30, 2021, all funds received under Section 18004(a)(a) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students have been distributed.

Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020, via gov. Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant at Broward.

On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

During Q2 of 2021 (April 1- June 30), Broward distributed $ 1,409,304 to 2,972 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 19,966.

As of June 30, 2021, 19,397 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1).

Determining Eligibility Through the Online Application:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is applying for aid.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is applying for aid, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one-question Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount.

Determining Eligibility for Block Grants:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is being considered for award.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is being considered for the award, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • No application is needed.
  • Funds awarded are to assist with college-related costs during the ongoing pandemic.
Determining How Much for Students Applying Through the Application:
  1. Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  2. Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  3. If after the initial deadline on 3/24/2021 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount students requested on the application to provide additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.

Determining How Much for Block Grants:

  1. Students were given $750 or $500 based on the chart below:

Group

Amount per Student

Pell-eligible

$750

Students not Pell-eligible but filed FAFSA

$500

 

Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
Broward College's Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

CARES Act Quarter 2 (2021) Budget and Expenditure Report

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

January 11, 2021 Email

  1. Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020, via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant at Broward.
  2. On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. During Q1 of 2021 (Jan. 1- March 31), Broward distributed $ 2,805,739 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  4. The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the 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 16,761.
  5. As of March 31, 2021, 16,425 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  6. Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1)

Determining Eligible Students:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 (Fall) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is applying for aid.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is applying for aid, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one-question CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount

Determining How Much:

  1. Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  2. Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  3. If after the initial deadline on 3/24/2021 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.
  4. Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College's Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

CARES Act Quarter 1 (2021) Budget and Expenditure Report

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

January 11, 2021 Email

  • Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020, via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant at Broward.
  • On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • During Q4 of 2020 (Oct. 1-Dec. 31), Broward distributed $ 4,181,243 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the 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 17,687.
  • As of December 31, 2020, 11,232 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1)

Determining Eligible Students:

  • Must have 2019-2020 (Summer) and/or 2020-2021 (Fall) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is applying for aid.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is applying for aid, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • If you were previously awarded in the Summer term, you are not eligible for a second Summer award. However, you can apply for a Fall award, if you are enrolled for the Fall term. All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one-question CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount

Determining How Much:

  • Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  • Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  • If after the initial deadline on 10/27/2020 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.
  • Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College's Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

CARES Act Quarter 4 (2020) Budget and Expenditure Report
CARES Act Quarter 4 (2020) Budget and Expenditure Report-Revised

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  • Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020, via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant at Broward.
  • On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • As of September 30, 2020, Broward has distributed $ 5,193,265 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the 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 17,687.
  • As of September 30, 2020, 9,054 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1)

Determining Eligible Students:

  • Must have a 2019-2020 (Summer) and/or 2020-2021 (Fall) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is applying for aid.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is applying for aid, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • If you were previously awarded in the Summer term, you are not eligible for a second Summer award. However, you can apply for a Fall award, if you are enrolled for the Fall term. All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one-question CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount

Determining How Much:

  • Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  • Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  • If after the initial deadline on 10/27/2020 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.
  • Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College's Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

CARES Act Quarter 3 (2020) Budget and Expenditure Report

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  1. Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020, via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant at Broward.

  2. On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  3. As of August 24, 2020, Broward has distributed $ 3,090,004 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

  4. The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the 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 17,687.

  5. As of August 24, 2020, 7,660 students have applied for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, 3,202 of which are eligible

  6. Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1)

Determining Eligible Students:

  • Must have a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file
  • Must be/have been pursuing a Title IV eligible degree program in the spring 2020 term and/or summer 2020
  • Must be/have been enrolled in session 1, 3, or 4 as of 3/13/2020 for Spring
  • Must have been meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress for spring 2020 term and/or summer 2020, either passing or by appeal
  • Must not have Pell overpayments or federal loan defaults
  • Must have re-submission of the statement of educational purpose and student's SSN verified if required
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruptions of campus operations due to coronavirus
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one-question CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount

Determining How Much:

  1. Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  2. Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  3. If after the initial deadline on 8/20/2020 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.
  1. Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College's Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

LEARN MORE

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

August 19, 2020 Email

  1. Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020, via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant at Broward.
  2. On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. As of July 7, 2020, Broward has distributed $ 2,256,980 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  4. The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the 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 17,687.
  5. As of June 15, 2020, 7,829 students have applied for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, 3,202 of which are eligible.
  6. Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1):

Determining Eligible Students:

  • Must have a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file
  • Must be/have been pursuing a Title IV eligible degree program in the spring 2020 term and/or summer 2020
  • Must be/have been enrolled in session 1, 3, or 4 as of 3/13/2020 for Spring
  • Must not have Pell overpayments or federal loan defaults
  • Must have re-submission of the statement of educational purpose and student's SSN verified if required
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruptions of campus operations due to coronavirus
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one-question CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount

Determining How Much:

  1. Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  2. Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  3. If after the initial deadline on 8/20/2020 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.
  1. Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College's Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

LEARN MORE

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

July 31, 2020 Email

  1. Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020, via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution 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, under the name of CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant at Broward.
  2. On April 28, 2020, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. As of July 7, 2020, Broward has distributed $ 2,256,980 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  4. The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the 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 17,687.
  5. As of June 15, 2020, 7,829 students have applied for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, 3,202 of which are eligible.
  6. Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1):

Determining Eligible Students:

  • Must have a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file
  • Must be/have been pursuing a Title IV eligible degree program in the spring 2020 term
  • Must be/have been enrolled in session 1, 3, or 4 as of 3/13/2020
  • Must have been meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress for spring 2020 term, either passing or by appeal
  • Must not have Pell overpayments or federal loan defaults
  • Must have re-submission of the statement of educational purpose and student's SSN verified if required
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruptions of campus operations due to coronavirus
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one-question CARES Act Student Emergency Aid (SEAhawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount

Determining How Much:

  1. Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  2. Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  3. If after the initial deadline on 6/15/2020 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.
  1. Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College's Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

LEARN MORE

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

May 18, 2020 Email

CRRSAA ACT HEERF II REPORTS

CRRSAA ACT HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) II REPORTING-EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS TO STUDENTS

This page is provided in an effort to comply with the quarterly reporting requirements issued by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education on August 31, 2020.

The following information is presented in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public as of February 14, 2021, 30 days after the date Broward College received its allocation under 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act and will be updated no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (September 30, and December 31, March 31, June 30) thereafter, unless the Secretary specifies an alternative method of reporting.

Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020 via grants.gov.

On January 14, 2021, Broward received $58,986,552 from the Department, provided under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Act. Broward assures that the institution intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, under the name of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant at Broward.

On January 14, 2021, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1).

During Q3 of 2021 (July 1- September 30), Broward distributed $3,002,244 to 4,003 students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act.

The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act is 35, 693.

As of September 30, 2021, 22,442 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act.

This is the final quarterly posting. The final report covers all remaining HEERF II fund expenditures for Section 314(a)(1) Student Portion funds.

Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 314(a)(1)

Student Emergency Financial Assistance Grants

Emergency financial assistance grants through the online application located on the Broward.edu web page will continue to be available for all students. Students can self-certify a financial need resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic for education-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, transportation, childcare, healthcare, or personal expenses. Students have the option on the application to authorize the college to apply the funds directly to their student account to apply toward their tuition and fees, or they can choose to receive the funds directly through the college refund process through their selected choice with Bank Mobile. The funding will be distributed based on the following charts, which prioritizes funding to students with exceptional need:

Summer Awards

Group

Maximum Amount

Pell eligible/Most Exceptional Need

EFC 0-5846

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester

Students, not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA

EFC greater than 5847 but less than 20,000

Requested amount up to $1000 per semester

Students equal to or greater than 20,000 EFC

Requested amount up to $600

All other non-FAFSA filing students demonstrating need

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester with most exceptional need

 

Fall Awards

Group

Maximum Amount

Pell eligible/Most Exceptional Need

EFC 0-5846

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester

Students, not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA

EFC greater than 5847 but less than 20,000

Requested amount up to $1000 per semester

Students equal to or greater than 20,000 EFC

Requested amount up to $600

All other non-FAFSA filing students demonstrating need

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester with most exceptional need

 

Determining Eligibility Through the Online Application:

  • Must be currently enrolled.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one question Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount.

Determining How Much for Students Applying Through the Application:

Enrolled students’ eligibility was established based on the determination of exceptional need. See charts above.

Student Block Grants

Block grant funding will go to all students enrolled in at least one class during the Fall semester. Funding will be distributed based on the chart below, prioritizing the amount of funding to students expressing exceptional need through filing the FAFSA and showing Pell eligibility.

Exceptional need:

Students that didn’t complete a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but have an exceptional need because they or their family have faced significant unexpected expenses, a loss of employment, reduced income, or food or housing insecurity, can be considered for the full amount of funding available under the Student Block Grants by applying through the Emergency Financial Assistance application.

Funding was distributed based on the chart below, prioritizing funding to students expressing exceptional need: These criteria were used for awarding students in the summer term.

Summer Awards

Group

Amount per Student

Pell eligible 0-5711

$750

File FAFSA – not Pell >5711 EFC 999,999

$500

 

These criteria were used for awarding students in the fall term.

Fall Awards

Group

Amount per Student

Pell Eligible

$800

File FAFSA – not Pell Grant Eligible

$500

All other students without a FAFSA on file

$500

 

Determining Eligibility for Block Grants (summer and fall terms):

  • No application needed.
  • Must be currently enrolled.
  • Funds awarded are to assist with college-related costs during the ongoing pandemic.

Determining How Much for Block Grants (summer term):

  1. Students were given $800 or $500 based on the chart below:

Group 

Amount per Student 

Pell eligible 

$800 

Students not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA 

$500 

Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College’s Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CRRSAA Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

July 23, 2021-Application Email

August 2, 2021-Block Grants Email

August 17, 2021-Application Email

August 25, 2021-Block Grants Email

September 2, 2021-Application Email

September 17, 2021-Application Email

September 22, 2021-Adjustment Email

 

Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020 via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, under the name of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant at Broward.

On January 14, 2021, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1).

During Q2 of 2021 (April 1- June 30), Broward distributed $10,575,207 to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act.

The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act is 19,966.

As of June 30, 2021, 18,439 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act.

Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 314(a)(1).

Determining Eligibility Through the Online Application:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is applying for aid.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is applying for aid, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one question Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount.

Determining Eligibility for Block Grants:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is being considered for award.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is being considered for award, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • No application needed.
  • Funds awarded are to assist with college-related costs during the ongoing pandemic.

 

Determining How Much for Students Applying Through the Application:

Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.

Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.

If after the initial deadline on 3/24/2021 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount students requested on the application to provide additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.

 

Determining How Much for Block Grants:

  1. Students were given $750 or $500 based on the chart below:

Group 

Amount per Student 

Pell eligible 

$750 

Students not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA 

$500 


Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
Broward College’s Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

CRRSAA Act Quarter 2 (2021) Budget and Expenditure Report

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CRRSAA Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020 via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, under the name of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant at Broward.

On January 14, 2021, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $13,577,451 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1).

During Q1 of 2021 (January 1- March 31), Broward did not distribute any dollars to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act.

The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act is 19,966.

As of March 30, 2021, no students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act.

Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 314(a)(1).

Determining Eligibility Through the Online Application:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is applying for aid.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is applying for aid, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one question Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount.

Determining Eligibility for Block Grants:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is being considered for award.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is being considered for award, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • No application needed.
  • Funds awarded are to assist with college-related costs during the ongoing pandemic.


Determining How Much for Students Applying Through the Application:

  1. Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.
  2. Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.
  3. If after the initial deadline on 3/24/2021 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount students requested on the application to provide additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.

Determining How Much for Block Grants:

Students were given $750 or $500 based on the chart below:

Group 

Amount per Student 

Pell eligible 

$750 

Students not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA 

$500 


Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
Broward College’s Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

CRRSAA Act Quarter 1 (2021) Budget and Expenditure Report

Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants

ARP ACT HEERF III REPORTS

ARP ACT HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) III REPORTING-EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS TO STUDENTS

This page is provided in an effort to comply with the quarterly reporting requirements issued by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education on August 31, 2020.

The following information is presented in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public as of June 18, 2021, 30 days after the date Broward College received its allocation under 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act and will be updated no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (September 30, and December 31, March 31, June 30) thereafter, unless the Secretary specifies an alternative method of reporting.

Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020 via grants.gov.

On May 18, 2021, Broward received $102,138,704 from the Department, provided under Section 2003(a)(1) of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. Broward assures that the institution intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, under the name of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant at Broward.

On May 18, 2021, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $52,279,680 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1).

During Q3 of 2021 (July 1- September 30), Broward distributed $18,606,490.55 to 17,797 students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act.

The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act is 35,693.

As of September 30, 2021, 17,797 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act.

Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 2003(a)(1).

Student Emergency Financial Assistance Grants

Emergency financial assistance grants through the online application located on the Broward.edu web page will continue to be available for all students. Students can self-certify a financial need resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic for education-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, transportation, childcare, healthcare, or personal expenses. Students have the option on the application to authorize the college to apply the funds directly to their student account to apply toward their tuition and fees, or they can choose to receive the funds directly through the college refund process through their selected choice with Bank Mobile. The funding will be distributed based on the following charts, which prioritizes funding to students with exceptional need:

 

Summer Awards

Group

Maximum Amount

Pell eligible/Most Exceptional Need

EFC 0-5711

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester

Students, not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA

EFC greater than 5711 but less than 20,000

Requested amount up to $1000 per semester

Students greater or equal to 20,000 EFC

Requested amount up to $600

All other students non FAFSA filing student demonstrating need

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester with most exceptional need

 

Fall Awards

Group

Maximum Amount

Pell eligible/Most Exceptional Need

EFC 0-5846

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester

Students, not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA

EFC greater than 5847 but less than 20,000

Requested amount up to $1000 per semester

Students equal to or greater than 20,000 EFC

Requested amount up to $600

All other non-FAFSA filing students demonstrating need

Requested amount up to $1200 per semester with most exceptional need

Determining Eligibility Through the Online Application:

  • Must be currently enrolled.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one question Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount.

Determining How Much for Students Applying Through the Application:

Enrolled students’ eligibility was established based on the determination of exceptional need. See charts above.

Student Block Grants

Block grant funding will go to all students enrolled in at least one class during the Fall semester. Funding will be distributed based on the chart below, prioritizing the amount of funding to students expressing exceptional need through filing the FAFSA and showing Pell eligibility.

Exceptional need:

Students that didn’t complete a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but have an exceptional need because they or their family have faced significant unexpected expenses, a loss of employment, reduced income, or food or housing insecurity, can be considered for the full amount of funding available under the Student block Grants by applying through the Emergency Financial Assistance application.

Funding was distributed based on the chart below, prioritizing funding to students expressing exceptional need: These criteria were used for awarding students in the summer term.

 

Summer Awards

Group

Amount per Student

Pell eligible 0-5711

$750

File FAFSA – not Pell >5711 EFC 999,999

$500

 

These criteria were used for awarding students in the fall term.

Fall Awards

Group

Amount per Student

Pell Eligible

$800

File FAFSA – not Pell Grant Eligible

$500

All other students without a FAFSA on file

$500

 

Determining Eligibility for Block Grants (summer and fall terms):

  • No application needed.
  • Must be currently enrolled.
  • Funds awarded are to assist with college-related costs during the ongoing pandemic.

Determining How Much for Block Grants (summer term):

  1. Students were given $800 or $500 based on the chart below:

Group 

Amount per Student 

Pell eligible 

$800 

Students not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA 

$500 

 

Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Broward College’s Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

Email to Students Announcing the Application for ARP Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

July 23, 2021-Application Email

August 2, 2021-Block Grants Email

August 17, 2021-Application Email

August 25, 2021-Block Grants Email

September 2, 2021-Application Email

September 17, 2021-Application Email

September 22, 2021-Adjustment Email

 

Broward College (Broward) acknowledges that it signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 13, 2020 via grants.gov. Broward assures that the institution intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, under the name of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant at Broward.

On May 18, 2021, Broward received from ED the total amount of funds of $52,279,680 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1).

During Q2 of 2021 (April 1- June 30), Broward did not distribute any dollars to students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act.

The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act is 19,966.

As of June 30, 2021, no students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act.

Broward used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 2003(a)(1)

Determining Eligibility Through the Online Application:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is applying for aid.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is applying for aid, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • Must have additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
    • All students were provided the eligibility criteria and a link to a one question Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (SEAHawk) Grant Application where they are required to certify that they have/had additional expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and requested to enter an amount.

 

Determining Eligibility for Block Grants:

  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Broward College. You cannot be awarded these funds if you don't have a FAFSA on file.
  • Must be/have been enrolled in a Title IV eligible degree program at Broward College in the term in which the student is being considered for award.
  • Must be/have been meeting SAP guidelines for the term in which the student is being considered for award, either passing or by appeal.
  • Must not have Pell grant overpayments or have a federal loan in default.
  • Must have completed a statement of educational purpose and verify identity (SSN), if required.
  • Must not be a dual enrollment or early admission high school student.
  • No application needed.
  • Funds awarded are to assist with college-related costs during the ongoing pandemic.

Determining How Much for Students Applying Through the Application:

Determine the list of eligible students based on the criteria above and including the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to help assess need.

Based on eligible students population, a maximum award per student was established based on EFC ranges of 500 (example 0-499) to address equity in disbursing of these funds, with a maximum amount of $850 for students with EFCs between 5500-6499, those just beyond PELL grant eligibility and a minimum amount of $150 for students with EFC of 20000 or more. See chart.

If after the initial deadline on 3/24/2021 funds remain, Broward intends to use the amount students requested on the application to provide additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requested over the maximum first determined for that student based on their EFC.

Determining How Much for Block Grants:

Students were given $750 or $500 based on the chart below:

Group 

Amount per Student 

Pell eligible 

$750 

Students not Pell eligible but filed FAFSA 

$500 

 

Broward has provided the following instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
Broward College’s Coronavirus Student Resource | Financial Assistance

ARP Act Quarter 2 (2021) Budget and Expenditure Report