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  • HEERF III – ARP Emergency Grants

    The American Rescue Plan (ARP), was signed into law on March 11, 2021. ARP provides the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) funds to distribute to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus through a third round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III). Institutions accepting ARP funding must commit to providing a portion of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students.

    Central Christian College of Kansas’ minimum required allocation to students is $862,622.

    The grant funds will focus on those students showing exceptional need who have struggled to meet expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include:

    • tuition
    • food
    • housing
    • course materials
    • technology
    • health care
    • childcare

    In accordance with guidance from the DOE on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds directly to their student account balance. A form will be distributed to all eligible students, which will allow them to select for funds to go directly to their student account balance or in the form of a check. HEERF III funds now allow eligibility to all students including undocumented, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and international students. Unused funds from HEERF II emergency student grants will be rolled into HEERF III for distribution.

    Communication to assist in educating students of this opportunity is being sent via emails, website presence, campus groups and the financial aid office.

  • HEERF II – CRRSAA Emergency Grants

    HEERF II – CRRSAA Emergency Grants

    The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), was signed into law on December 27, 2020. CRRSAA provides the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) funds to distribute to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus through a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II). Institutions accepting CRRSAA funding must commit to providing a portion of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students.

    Central Christian College of Kansas’ minimum required allocation to students is $232,492.

    The grant funds will be distributed to both residential and online students with top priority being shown to those students with exceptional need who have struggled to meet expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include:

    • tuition
    • food
    • housing
    • course materials
    • technology
    • health care
    • childcare

    Students who are Pell eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student is not required to be Pell eligible in order to receive the grant. Students who are eligible will receive a minimum amount of $500 up to a maximum amount of $1,000.

    In accordance with guidance from the DOE on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds directly to their student account balance. A form was distributed through email to all eligible students which allowed the option to receive the funds through check or being applied to student account balance first with remaining funds through a check. Written authorization through this form use was required to apply the funds directly to a student account balance.

    Communications via emails, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

    At the time of distribution, the U.S. Department of Education had yet to issue guidance on the question of whether undocumented, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or international students would qualify for HEERF II grant awards. Therefore, Central Christian College of Kansas did not issue grant funds to these students.

  • CARES ACT UPDATE- Oct. 30, 2020

    COVID Funding Update (CARES Act – HEERF)

    In an effort to assist students affected by the COVID-19 crises, the Federal Government approved the $2 trillion CARES Act, a part of which established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This fund provides institutions, like Central Christian College of Kansas, a specified amount of funds earmarked to be used as emergency financial aid grants to qualified residential students for expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus operations this spring. Upon signing and returning the Certification and Agreement, Central Christian College was initially awarded $464,984. Of this amount, $232,492.00 was distributed directly to qualified residential students.

    According to federal regulations, Title IV eligible students, who were enrolled in the residential program as of March 13th, 2020, as degree-seeking students, were eligible to receive a portion of this aid.  All funds were forwarded to eligible students. Any debts or fees owed to the College were not deducted from the emergency grant. These are federally funded, one-time grants, and do not require any repayment, nor are they taxable to the students receiving the funds.

    Using data from the FASFA, the College developed a formula to ensure an equitable distribution of these funds, which considered the universal reality that all students suffered some level of disruption, as well as the economic reality that a number of students face additional economic need, as documented on the FAFSA. All eligible students will receive a minimum of $700 to help offset costs. The remaining pool of funds was apportioned based on a calculated relationship between Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which could result in an additional distribution of $5 to $550.

    The College has determined that 216 students qualified for some level of aid, ranging from $700 – $2,196. To date [10/30/2020], the College has disbursed $232,492  to 225 students, using up the total amount allocated for this fund.

    As required by Federal Regulations, the following report provides an analysis of how the institutional portion has been used by the College: Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (CARES Act).

  • October 30, 2020 - CARES ACT Update

    COVID Funding Update (CARES Act – HEERF)

    In an effort to assist students affected by the COVID-19 crises, the Federal Government approved the $2 trillion CARES Act, a part of which established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This fund provides institutions, like Central Christian College of Kansas, a specified amount of funds earmarked to be used as emergency financial aid grants to qualified residential students for expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus operations this spring. Upon signing and returning the Certification and Agreement, Central Christian College was initially awarded $464,984. Of this amount, $232,492.00 was distributed directly to qualified residential students.

    According to federal regulations, Title IV eligible students, who were enrolled in the residential program as of March 13th, 2020, as degree-seeking students, were eligible to receive a portion of this aid.  All funds were forwarded to eligible students. Any debts or fees owed to the College were not deducted from the emergency grant. These are federally funded, one-time grants, and do not require any repayment, nor are they taxable to the students receiving the funds.

    Using data from the FASFA, the College developed a formula to ensure an equitable distribution of these funds, which considered the universal reality that all students suffered some level of disruption, as well as the economic reality that a number of students face additional economic need, as documented on the FAFSA. All eligible students will receive a minimum of $700 to help offset costs. The remaining pool of funds was apportioned based on a calculated relationship between Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which could result in an additional distribution of $5 to $550.

    The College has determined that 221 students qualified for some level of aid, ranging from $700 – $1,249. To date [10/30/2020], the College has disbursed $232,492  to 227 students, using up the total amount allocated for this fund.

    As required by Federal Regulations, the following report provides an analysis of how the institutional portion has been used by the College: Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting (CARES Act).

  • August 14, 2020 - CARES ACT Update

    In an effort to assist students affected by the COVID-19 crises, the Federal Government approved the $2 trillion CARES Act, a part of which established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund. This fund provides institutions, like Central Christian College of Kansas, a specified amount of funds earmarked to be used as emergency financial aid grants to qualified residential students for expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus operations this spring.

    Upon signing and returning the Certification and Agreement, Central Christian College was initially awarded $464,984. Of this amount, no less than 50% ($232,492.00) will be distributed directly to qualified residential students.

    According to federal regulations, Title IV eligible students, who were enrolled in the residential program as of March 13th, 2020, as degree-seeking students, were eligible to receive a portion of this aid.  All funds are being forwarded to eligible students. Any debts or fees owed to the College will not be deducted from the emergency grant.

    These funds were provided to help students with costs associated with having to relocate following Spring Break (e.g. food, housing, technology, health-care, transportation, relocation expenses, etc). These are federally funded, one-time grants, and do not require any repayment, nor are they taxable to the students receiving the funds.

    Using data from the FASFA, the College developed a formula to ensure an equitable distribution of these funds, which considered the universal reality that all students suffered some level of disruption, as well as the economic reality that a number of students face additional economic need, as documented on the FAFSA. All eligible students will receive a minimum of $700 to help offset costs. The remaining pool of funds was apportioned based on a calculated relationship between Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which could result in an additional distribution of $5 to $572.

    The College has determined that 216 students qualified for some level of aid, ranging from $700 – $2,196. To date [08/14/2020], the College has disbursed $226,971.97 to 206 students, leaving $5,520.03 left to distribute. Students facing considerable need during the pandemic are encouraged to reach out to the Business Office.

    The U.S. Department of Education does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, or students enrolled in our online program. These students should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if there any other resources available to them.

    When asked about the distribution of these funds, President Favara stated, “As part of our mission, to provide a Christ-Centered Education for Character, we seek to instill resilience and adaptability in our students. I believe that they have shown us that they are capable to rise to the challenge. We also try to help them understand the value of a civic society that seeks justice and mutual edification. This commitment, by our government, to provide funding to support students uprooted by this unprecedented reality, serves as a model, demonstrating on a national level the character qualities we seek to instill” Favara continues, “We are grateful to partner with the Federal Government, serving as a conduit to help in this great time of need.”

  • May 11, 2020: CARES Act – Higher Education Relief Fund `{`Updated: 5/22/20`}`

    In an effort to assist students affected by the COVID-19 crises, the Federal Government approved the $2 trillion CARES Act, a part of which established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund. This fund provides institutions, like Central Christian College of Kansas, a specified amount of funds earmarked to be used as emergency financial aid grants to qualified residential students for expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus operations this spring.

    Upon signing and returning the Certification and Agreement, Central Christian College was initially awarded $464,984. Of this amount, no less than 50% ($232,492.00) will be distributed directly to qualified residential students.

    According to federal regulations, Title IV eligible students, who were enrolled in the residential program as of March 13th, 2020, as a degree seeking student, were eligible to receive a portion of this aid.  All funds will go directly to eligible students. Any debts or fees owed to the College will not be deducted from the emergency grant.

    These funds are provided to help students with costs associated with having to relocate following Spring Break, such as food, housing, technology, health-care, transportation, relocation expenses, etc. These are federally funded, one-time grants and do not require any repayment, nor are they taxable to the students receiving the funds.

    Using data from the FASFA, the College developed a formula to ensure an equitable distribution of these funds, which considered the universal reality that all students suffered some level of disruption, as well as the economic reality that a number of students face additional economic need, as documented on the FAFSA. All eligible students will receive a minimum of $700 to help offset costs. The remaining pool of funds was apportioned based on a calculated relationship between Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which could result in an additional distribution of $5 to $572.

    The College has determined that 216 students qualify for some level of aid, ranging from $700 – $2,196. To date [5/22/20], the College has disbursed $215,641.26 to 206 students.

    The U.S. Department of Education does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, or our students enrolled in our online-program. These students should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if there any other resources available to them.

    When asked about the distribution of these funds, President Favara stated, “As part of our mission, to provide a Christ-Centered Education for Character, we seek to instill resilience and adaptability in our students. I believe that they have shown us that they are capable to rise to the challenge. We also try to help them understand the value of a civic society that seeks justice and mutual edification. This commitment, by our government, to provide funding to support students uprooted by this unprecedented reality, serves as a model, demonstrating on a national level the character qualities we seek to instill” Favara continues, “We are grateful to partner with the Federal Government, serving as a conduit to help in this great time of need.”

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