Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

U.S. Department of Education Requires Higher Education Institutions to Post CARES Act Funding Information on Websites

 

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued an electronic announcement directing institutions receiving funds under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), as established by Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to post information regarding such funds to institutional websites. These website disclosures are being mandated by ED pursuant to Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and Section 4(c) of the Certification and Agreement for the emergency student grants portion of an institution’s HEERF allocation.

Within 30 days after the date when an institution received its HEERF allocation for emergency student grants, the institution must provide the following information on its primary website in an easily accessible format and location, and must update the information every 45 days thereafter:

 

On March 13, 2020, the date of President Trump Proclamation, “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak,” Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 53 at 15337- 38.

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES ACT into law. 

  1. Midfield Institute of Cosmetology has signed and returned to ED the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution will 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 active students.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution is allocated to receive is $38,911.00, from ED pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $19,456.00.
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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 24.
  5. Midfield Institute of Cosmetology is also a named recipient for a HEERF-FIPSE Grant.

 

Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act The CARES Act, which establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), directs institutions of higher education (“institutions”) to use no less than 50 percent of funds received under Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus. The CARES Act expressly requires that institutions provide the emergency financial aid grants to students “for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.)

Also, it is recommended that students reimburse themselves  for any cost or expenses, including but not limited to any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus such as (laptops, hotspot ,internet devices, wi-fi, etc.), or to purchase supplies.

What students are eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants from the HEERF? Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants. If a student has filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then the student has demonstrated eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 the HEA. Students who have not filed a FAFSA but who are eligible to file a FAFSA also may receive emergency financial aid grants. The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved home- school setting.

Guidelines: Grants can range from $ 50 to $500.00 beginning May 15th until exhausted.MIC CARES HEERF GRANT- 1 Any student that is currently attending class and completed both surveys  will receive a $500.00 grant.MIC CARES HEERF GRANT- 2 -Any student who continues to actively attends class will receive an additional grant of $300, on June 30th. MIC CARES HEERF GRANT-3- Date and Amount TBA.

ALL money will be distributed by checks written to each student. The student will be required to cash or deposit  checks issued to them. Each student will be responsible for how they spend these funds and provide proof as to how these funds were spent.

Once checks are issued to the students, Midfield Institute of Cosmetology is we  no longer  responsibility for the funds. Below are surveys each student is required to complete and submit back to the school via email. Results will be kept on file.

 

PREPARATION FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL

1)  Once given the OK, I am ready to return to school.____YES or ____NO.

2) I no longer want to participate in Distance Learning I want to take a Leave of Absence. ____YES or ____NO.

3)  If approve send check by ____email or, ____US Mail.

4) I like the thought of keeping the Monday- Friday schedule. ____YES or ____NO.

5) I like Cengage (Milady) on-line coursework ____YES or ____NO.

6) I would like to see Cengage (Milady) on-line coursework become a part of our instruction at MIC ____YES or _____NO.

7) I have enjoyed my Distant Education learning during this Pandemic ___YES or ____NO.

8) I have watched our school commerical on Saturday morning ____YES or _____NO.

9) I will tune in and watch our commerical Saturday morning between 7 and 8am ___Y ___N.

10) I will tell my family and friends to watch my school commerical on Saturday mornings on Channel 68 I Love to Hustle Show and, to like our school Face Book Page ___YES ___NO.

 

MIDFIELD CARES

____Yes ____ No 1) I own one of the following: desktop computer, Ipad, chrome notebook, IPhone.

 

____Yes ____ No  2) I have internet, wi-fi, or hotspot.

 

____Yes  ____No   3) I have a workspace in my home where I can do practical assignments.

 

____Yes  ____ No   4) I have transportation.

 

____Yes   ____ No  5) I have children in my home. If yes, how many_____

 

____Yes    ____ No  6) I have sufficient  food in my home for me and my family.

 

____Yes    ____ No  7)  There are other adults that live in my home. if yes how many_____

 

_____Yes     ___No 8) I like learning new things.

 

_____Yes      ____ No 9) I am a loyal, dedicated hardworker.

 

_____Yes      ____No 10) I miss seeing my ( classmates) hair sisters and instructor face each day.

 

RETURNING TO SCHOOL

Answer the following and submit back immediately.
___Yes ___No   1.  I am ready to return to school.
___Yes ___No    2.  Do you have a personal bottle of Hand sanitizer. if no, get one.
___Yes ___No    3. Did you use your CARES GRANT to purchase a Chrome, Ipad or Tablet? If no, explain why not.
____ Yes___ No  4.  I purchased school supplies with CARES GRANT. If yes, tell what you purchased. If No, tell what you used the grant for.
____Yes ___ No  5.  I have receipts for all my purchases.
____Yes ___ No  6.  I am prepared to practice social distancing once I return to school.
____Yes  ___No  7. I have been in contact with a individual that have tested posted for Corvid-19.
if yes, who___________________
____ Yes___No   8.  I show signs of CORVID-19.If yes Describe___________________________
____Yes ___No   9.  I have worked in a facility with recognized COVID-19 cases? if yes Describe________________________________________
____Yes ___No  10.  I have had my temperature checked and it was above 98.6.if yes, what was the reading?______If No, what was the reading_______
____Yes ____No 11.  I have no respiratory symptoms. ( Cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, vomiting.
> If you answered yes to questions,6, 8,9 or 10. you need to consult a medical profession immediately because it is possible that you may be asymptomatic to the Coronovirus and need to seek treatment. Contact me immediately.

The electronic announcement also indicates that ED will provide further instructions for direct institutional reporting to ED, including a “30-day Fund Report” regarding individual Emergency Financial Aid Grant recipients and amounts. In preparing this 30-day Fund Report, institutions must use data suppression and other methodologies to comply with — and to protect the personally identifiable information contained in student education records under — the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). For example, ED states that it does not expect institutions to report information about groups of 10 or fewer students. Similarly, if the total number of eligible students, the total of number of students who received emergency grants, or the difference between the two numbers is less than 10, then the institution should not display the number of students or the amount of emergency grants to students on publicly available website(s) controlled by the institution.

Federal Financial Aid is Available for those who qualify.

Apply Today at www.fafsa.ed.gov  Our school code is: 042294