This is the final report under Section 18004(a)(1) Student portion of the CARES Act for funds initially allocated on April 22, 2020.
Eastern Gateway Community College is very grateful to have the opportunity to deliver additional financial support to qualifying students during this challenging time. The Federal Government has passed the Cornavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which allocates funding for eligible colleges to address needs of students due to the disruption of campus-based operations. EGCC has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assures it 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 students.
EGCC has received a total of $928,466 through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). The US Department of Education (“ED”) has allocated these funds based on two categories, Student funds and Institutional funds, each with separate usage criteria. This funding was awarded to EGCC based on the number of on-campus, full time, Pell Grant eligible students, and it will be allocated accordingly. In addition to disbursing these funds, EGCC must report how the funds are being disbursed. The data below will be updated within 45 days of this posting, and within every 45 days thereafter.
Student CARES Act Funds – Allocation and Eligibility
- 50% of the total funding ($464,233) will be distributed directly to qualifying students enrolled in the Summer semester, beginning with continuing, returning, and then new students demonstrating need as determined by the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”).
- Funding will be issued until exhausted. If funds remain after the Summer semester, funds will be issued in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.
- Eligibility Criteria:
- Must reside in EGCC’s Ohio service district (Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning, or Trumbull counties).
- Must have completed a 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA, submitted all supplemental documentation as required by ED, and be eligible to receive Title IV Federal Aid.
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA application.
- Meet all enrollment requirements and attend at least one course during the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 semesters.
- The maximum amount a student can receive is $750.
Institutional CARES Act Funds
- 50% of CARES ACT funding is allocated to the College to be used for costs associated with the disruption of campus-based operations.
- A portion (to be determined as expenses are incurred) will be used to cover costs associated with ensuring both our Steubenville and Youngstown campuses are prepared to resume safe and normal operations
- These expenses cover cleaning costs and personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, and cough shields for students and College staff.
- The remaining portion will be utilized to fund EGCC’s Summer Guarantee or Gateway Guarantee; programs that that will cover tuition and/or fee costs for qualifying students residing in the College’s service district who experienced disruption of campus-based operations and courses due to COVID-19.
HEERF Funding Disclosure as of 1/1/2021
- EGCC has received a total of $464,233 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants
- Entering the Spring 2021 Semester, EGCC estimates that 27,567 students are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education of 1965, as amended, and thus may be eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- EGCC has distributed a total of $464,233 to 619 students, thus completely exhausting funds provided under Section 18004(a)(1) Student portion.
- Zero (0) additional students will be eligible for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant Funds, based on student eligibility under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and fully online fund awarding prohibitions.
This page initially published on 5/21/2020. Updated on 6/19/2020, 6/25/2020, 7/2/2020, 8/8/2020, 8/28/2020, 9/28/2020, 10/28/2020, 11/28/2020, 1/1/2021 (Final Report).