CARES Act - HEERF II

 

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing (BSMCON) has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II), authorized by Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).  HEERF II funds, while related to the HEERF funds authorized by the CARES Act (2020), are separate and distinct from HEERF funds and allow for greater student eligibility.  All students are encouraged to read eligibility requirements and apply for HEERF II funds. 

 

 HEERF II funds are financial grants (which do not have to be repaid) that can be used for any component of the student’s Cost of Attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. 

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Students enrolled during the Spring 2021 semester,
  2. Students who have submitted a valid 2020-21 FAFSA and are eligible to receive Title IV Financial Aid (i.e. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Work Study, etc.), and
  3. Students who have experienced financial hardship or incurred expense as a result of the disruption to BSMCON operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic as of December 27, 2020 (authorization date CRRSAA).

Students meeting eligibility will submit HEERF II applications to the Financial Aid Office at bsr-confinancial@bshsi.orgHEERF II application deadline is April 7, 2021 no later than 5pm.

Disbursements will be processed for applications received prior to April 2, 2021 the following week. Students will not notified via their BSMCON email when an award is scheduled or if anything is outstanding that could impact their eligibility.

Based on the number of applications received and a pre-determined formula, the Financial Aid Office will determine the amount of HEERF II funds that each student will receive.  The amount is primarily based on Federal Pell Grant eligibility and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The Financial Aid Office will prioritize students who demonstrate exceptional need. 

Please note that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) continues to publish guidance regarding HEERF II funds both for institutions and students.  These funds may be taxable.  In addition, BSMCON is required to report certain information to the ED regarding the recipient and amount disbursed. 

For general questions regarding HEERF II, please contact bsr-confinancial@bshsi.org.

CARES Act - HEERF 

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing (BSMCON) has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), authorized by Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Per federal requirements, BSMCON acknowledges and assures that it has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the HEERF received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Students must meet the following requirements: (1) eligible to receive Title IV Funds, (2) enrolled in course(s) in the Pre-Licensure BSN program during the Spring 2020 Semester and (3) experienced financial hardship or incurred expense as a result of the disruption of BSMCON on-campus operations due to COVID-19 as of March 13, 2020, are encouraged to apply for HEERF.  Eligible expenses include items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, etc. as included in the student’s Cost of Attendance.

The BSMCON FAO awarded HEERF based upon Pell eligibility with Pell eligible students receiving $1,200 and non-Pell eligible students receiving $800 until funds are depleted.

Students can only receive this funding one time and those that have not applied before should contact the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at bsr-confinancial@bshsi.org for more information on requesting CARES Act – HEERF funds.

Please note that the Department of Education (ED) continues to publish guidance regarding HEERF both for institutions and students.  These funds may be taxable.  BSMCON is required to report certain information to the ED regarding recipients and amount awarded and disbursed.  Students can obtain further information at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresact.html or contact the FAO for additional information.

Final Institutional Quarterly Reporting

BSMCON allocation of total (student and institutional) HEERF

$141,069

HEERF received from the Department of Education (ED) for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

$70,535

Estimated number of students eligible to receive HEERF

263

 

            FINAL REPORT
Year-to-date disbursement of Emergency Financial Aid Grants funding to students as of: Total Funding as of 5/29/2020 Total Funding as of 6/24/2020 Total Funding as of 7/30/2020 Total Funding as of 8/21/2020 Total Funding as of 9/18/2020


Total Funding as of
10/20/2020

Actual number of students who have received HEERF 79 110 122 125 127 127
Actual HEERF amount disbursed to eligible students $68,800 $94,400 $104,800 $107,200 $109,600 $109,600

 

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