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.

  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:

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.

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

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