CARES ACT HEERF REPORT

CARES ACT HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) 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 45 days thereafter unless further guidance is provided for reporting.

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

October 21 Email

September 24 Email

September 11 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 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 student 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 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 intents to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requlested 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

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  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 student 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 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 intents to use the amount student requested on the application to provided additional grants to eligible students for the amount they requlested 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

July 31, 2020 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 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 student 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 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 intents 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

May 18, 2020 Email to Students Announcing the Application for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants