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Quarterly CAREs Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Report for quarter ending 12/31/2020
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement form for the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds and intends to use 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Slippery Rock University has received $3,677,035.00 to be provided to students in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
As of 12/31/2020, $3,620,500 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
An estimated 7,343 students are currently potentially eligible for these funds. As of December 31, 2020, 4,536 students have received funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for the spring semester of 2020. An additional 207 students have received funds for the fall semester of 2020.
For the spring semester of 2020, Slippery Rock University used a combination of known financial need to determine the recipients who received automatic fund disbursements and an emergency aid application for students to self-identify a COVID-19-related emergency as it relates to the disruption due to the extended spring break and the move to online coursework. FAFSA data, specifically the EFC was used for the automatic payments and undergraduate students with an EFC of less than $15,000 and graduate students with an EFC equal to zero received these first $500 checks. Only students in an eligible, non-online program, qualified per the CARES Act. The emergency aid application was open to any student regardless of EFC who identified a qualifying emergency.
For the fall semester of 2020, Slippery Rock University used an emergency aid network and application to distribute the small amount of remaining funds to our students. This emergency aid is awarded on a case by case basis as emergency need is made known to the financial aid office either by direct contact with the student or through the use of an electronic emergency aid application.
Continuing into the spring 2021 semester, the remaining funds will be used for emergency expenses as they pertain to the spring semester.
Note: This section is an archive of communications/documents regarding CARES Act HEERF funds; posted as required by the United States Department of Education. Archived materials may be outdated. Explore the COVID-19 resource pages for the most current information.
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (Dec. 31, 2020)
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (Sept. 30, 2020)
Third Statistical CARES Report (Aug. 1, 2020)
Second Statistical CARES Report (June 1, 2020)
First Statistical CARES Report (May 21, 2020)
Archived CARES COVID-19 Student FAQs
Emergency Financial Aid Grants - Student Email (May 1, 2020)
Emergency Financial Aid Grants - Student Email (Second Wave Iteration)
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