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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting

Status Report as of August 3, 2020:

 

DeSales University (DSU) is required to post the following data as a recipient of HEERF funding under 18004(a)(1) from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) within 30 days after receipt of funding and then every 45 days thereafter:

  1. DSU signed and returned a Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education committing to use no less than 50% of its HEERF allocation to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. DSU received its funding allocation of $923,471 from the U.S. Department of Education for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students on May 26, 2020.
  3. As of August 3, 2020 DSU has distributed $429,712 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to eligible students.
  4. The estimated total number of DSU students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 2,750 to 3,000.
  5. 256 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 3, 2020.
  6. DSU created a secure online application for students to utilize to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grant funding under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act funding.  A task force consisting of 6 members of DSU managerial personnel (representing the academic, student life, financial aid, and student accounts offices) evaluates each application received, solicits additional data as necessary, and determines the amount of any award, which is limited to the maximum Pell Grant award as recommended by the U.S. Department of Education.  This process includes evaluated relevant data reported in student FAFSA applications in order to assess eligibility under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.  Once a final award determination is made, a recipient student receives an e-mail indicating the amount of the award and relevant award acceptance certification details.
  7. Students were notified about the availability of Emergency Financial Aid Grant funding by an initial e-mail from the DSU President’s Office and supplemented by inclusion on DSU’s website’s COVID-19 section as well as a mention in a virtual town hall conducted by DSU during May 2020.  The application link is also included here: apply online.

HEERF Archive

  • (Archive) Status Report as of June 22, 2020

    DeSales University (DSU) is required to post the following data as a recipient of HEERF funding under 18004(a)(1) from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) within 30 days after receipt of funding and then every 45 days thereafter:

    1. DSU signed and returned a Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education committing to use no less than 50% of its HEERF allocation to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    2. DSU received its funding allocation of $923,471 from the U.S. Department of Education for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students on May 26, 2020.
    3. As of June 22, 2020 DSU has distributed $264,974 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to eligible students.
    4. The estimated total number of DSU students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 2,750 to 3,000.
    5. 135 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 22, 2020.
    6. DSU created a secure online application for students to utilize to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grant funding under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act funding.  A task force consisting of 6 members of DSU managerial personnel (representing the academic, student life, financial aid, and student accounts offices) evaluates each application received, solicits additional data as necessary, and determines the amount of any award, which is limited to the maximum Pell Grant award as recommended by the U.S. Department of Education.  This process includes evaluated relevant data reported in student FAFSA applications in order to assess eligibility under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.  Once a final award determination is made, a recipient student receives an e-mail indicating the amount of the award and relevant award acceptance certification details.
    7. Students were notified about the availability of Emergency Financial Aid Grant funding by an initial e-mail from the DSU President’s Office and supplemented by inclusion on DSU’s website’s COVID-19 section as well as a mention in a virtual town hall conducted by DSU during May 2020.  The application link is also included here: apply online

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