The school will allocate HEERF grants equally to students based on the total number of eligible enrollees (see definition of student certification) who attended classes on 20.03.2020, when the school was temporarily closed as a result of the COVID 19 lockdown and who wish to participate in the funding opportunity. We will distribute the number of eligible students into the entire amount of the Emergency Fund grant and allocate the funds to each student equally. It is a grant and does not have to be repaid, and it is not considered financial assistance in relation to the history of financial assistance. Without having a FAFSA in the file, the school should otherwise confirm that a student meets all the admission criteria of Title IV. Under the certification agreement, institutions are required to comply with “all applicable laws, including non-discrimination laws,” when determining who receives emergency grants. Beyond this provision, the certification agreement does not have any other prohibitions for certain students. Therefore, any Title IV student may receive student stipends from the HEERF, unless prohibited by another law that would include DACA students, undocumented students, and international students. Q: The certification agreement stipulates that schools must, as part of the reporting obligation, document and report that they have continued to pay all employees/contractors to the most practical extent possible, detailing all specific measures and decisions related thereto. Does this mean that an institution risks losing money if employees are fired or fired? Does “all employees” include the Federal Labour Study (FWS) and non-FWS students? c. Student Confirmation:• The secure myWSU portal allows students to obtain an online certification confirming their understanding and use of these funds.• Students have a date until June 30 to finalize the online certification so that funds can be disbursed to students.• The remaining funds will be distributed based on an emergency funding application process.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a High Emergency Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of these funds, more than $6 billion is to be allocated directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid (army student share) for expenses related to the interruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of the various institutional attributions, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds, and a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos outplaining ED`s implementation of the CARES Act program. . . .