Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

UPATED October 4, 2021 and will be updated at least every 45 days.

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.

Institutional Acknowledgement:

Temple College signed and returned to the Department of Education a certification and agreement certifying that the college will use 50% of the funds under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as well as HEERF II and HEERF III student aid allocations to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants directly to students as required by the CRRSA and ARP Acts.

Certification and Agreement

Student Aid Reporting

Amount of Student Emergency Aid Grants Received:

The total award amount received by Temple College of emergency aid going directly to students is $8,520,255.

Amount of Student Emergency Aid Grants Disbursed:

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Date of Fall Student Emergency Aid Disbursement # of Students Awarded
September 7, 2021 1,003
September 8, 2021 951
September 9, 2021 2
September 10, 2021 15
September 14, 2021 1
September 15, 2021 49
Total # of Students Awarded - Fall2, 021
Total Amount Awarded - Fall$2,724,066
Total # of Awards Overall7,224
Total # of Students Awarded Overall4,692
Total Amount Awarded to Date$4,680,866

Note: Fall 2021 students had the option to “opt-in” to apply their grant towards their bill for tuition and fees. The disbursement posted as a credit to the account balance of 1,027 students that chose to opt-in.

Below is a breakdown by emergency aid award type:

Student Fall 2021 Emergency Aid

Fall Emergency Aid Amount (Maximum) Number of Students Awarded as of October 4, 2021 Total Fall Emergency Aid Awarded to Students
$900
$1,400
$1,500
Dual Credit
Traditional
Pell Eligible
2021 $2,724,066

Note: There were 106 instances when CARES grants were returned in full or in part due to the student no longer qualifying for the aid. The total amount returned was $31,482.45.

The estimated total number of students at Temple College who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

3,500 Students per year

Number of Students Receiving Emergency Aid Grants:

As of October 4, 2021, 4,692 Temple College students have received a total of 7,224 Emergency Financial Aid Grants funded through HEERF.

The methods used by Temple College to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

A Temple College calling campaign was conducted in the spring 2020 semester immediately after student emergency aid funds were received by Temple College to identify the students who had been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and were experiencing the highest need. An initial 40 students were identified through the one-on-one calls followed by an additional 10 students in the summer semester. Emergency need-based aid was distributed immediately to the students identified through direct deposit if they had it set up through the college. Those who did not have direct deposit were sent a check.

The second distribution of funds were sent out to all students who were eligible for a summer 2020 award and were enrolled in at least 6 hours. Summer 2020 Emergency Aid was distributed to all eligible students through direct deposit if they had it set up through the college. Those who did not have direct deposit were sent a check.

The third distribution of funds were sent out to students enrolled in the fall 2020 term who completed an application and met the criteria specified for the award. Aid was distributed to all eligible students through direct deposit if they had it set up through the college. Those who did not have direct deposit were sent a check.

The fourth distribution of funds were sent out to students enrolled in the spring 2021 term who enrolled full-time or took all courses need to graduate with an associate’s credential in the spring term. Aid was distributed to all eligible students through direct deposit if they had it set up through the college. Those who did not have direct deposit were sent a check.

The fifth distribution of funds were sent out to all students who were eligible for a summer 2021 award and were enrolled in at least 6 hours. Summer 2021 Emergency Aid was distributed to all eligible students through direct deposit if they had it set up through the college. Those who did not have direct deposit were sent a check.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

 

HEERF Institutional Aid - Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

CARES Act Reporting Data