Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) Reporting

HEERF 1

CARES Act Student Grant Information (Posted May 19, 2020)

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 27 Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). In an effort to stimulate the economy and assist college students during this difficult time, emergency financial aid grants have been allocated for students who meet strict eligibility guidelines as established by the United States Department of Education (USDOE).

Le Moyne students meeting the USDOE Title IV eligibility requirements for the spring 2020 semester, are enrolled in at least half time, and who have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2019-2020 before April 30, 2020 will receive a CARES Act grant. Examples of Title IV eligibility requirements include:

  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program
  • Satisfactory academic progress
  • A valid Social Security number
  • Cannot be in default or owe money on a Title IV loan
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen
  • Have Selective Service registration verified

CARES Act grants will be made to eligible students, based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported in the student’s FAFSA for 2019-2020. Consistent with USDOE guidance, distributions will be based on a tiered approach with students with the greatest need, according to their EFC, being awarded higher amounts.

By accepting the funds, students are confirming that they will use the funds for expenses they have incurred or will incur related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care or childcare costs.

If students are eligible to receive funds, they will receive further communication through their Le Moyne email account. Students who do not receive a follow-up email did not meet the USDOE’s eligibility requirements.    

CARES Act Student Emergency Grant Funds Report (Posted June 5, 2020)

On April 28, 2020, the College signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and returned the document to the Department of Education on May 1, 2020.  As required by Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, the College agreed to use no less than fifty percent of the total CARES funding received to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

On May 11, 2020, the College received access to $1,354,852 pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students for the award period of May 10, 2020 through May 9, 2021.  This is 50% of the expected total CARES funding the College will receive.

To date the College distributed $1,356,404 in CARES emergency student grant awards, with the excess being funded by the College.  The emergency student grant awards were provided to 2,368 students of the 2,388 Title IV eligible students for the Spring 2020 semester. 

CARES emergency student awards were provided to Le Moyne students meeting the USDOE Title IV eligibility requirements for the spring 2020 semester, who were enrolled at least half time on the award date (May 10, 2020), and who have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2019-2020 before April 30, 2020.  Grants were made based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported in the student's FAFSA for 2019-2020, based on a tiered approach with students with the greatest need, according to their EFC, being awarded higher amounts. 

The tier awards are noted below:

Tier

EFC Level

Award Amount

One

Full Time Student with EFC less than $20,000

$722

Two

Full Time Student with EFC greater than $20,000 and less than $50,000

$412

Three

Full Time Student with EFC greater than $50,000 or Part Time Student

$150

Students awarded CARES grant funds were advised of the source of funds and award amounts.  Additionally, students were instructed that by accepting the funds, students are confirming that they would use the funds for expenses they have incurred or will incur related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care or childcare costs.  Students were instructed to notify the College if they were unable to use the funds for their intended purpose.  Fifteen students notified the College that they were unable to use the funds and seven Title IV eligible students withdrew prior to the grant award date, funds allocated to these students were redistributed to the remaining students.


CARES Act intuitional Emergency Grant Funds Report

On August 27, 2020, the College received access to $1,354,852 pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Intuitions.  This is 50% of the expected total CARES funding the College will receive and was used to provide room and board refunds to students for the spring 2020 semester.  Below is the required quarterly budget and expenditure reporting specific to CARES Act Section 18004(a)(1) of the Institutional grant award.

Quarter ending September 30, 2020 (Posted October 22, 2020)

Quarter ending December 31, 2020 (Posted January 15, 2021) - Final Report



HEERF 2 & 3

CRRSAA Act Student Grant Information (Posted April 10, 2021; updated May 11, 2021; updated June 16, 2021) and ARP Act Student Grant Information (Posted June 16, 2021)

On December 27, 2020 the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed by the President on March 11, 2021.  These new law gives the U.S. Department of Education the ability to distribute to higher education institutions Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 2 (HEERF 2) and 3 (HEERF 3) funding.  The College received access to the HEERF 2 award on March 19, 2021 and HEERF 3 award on May 15, 2021.  As required by CRRSAA, the College must use at least $1,354,852 of the HEERF 2 funding and for ARP, the College must use at least $3,624,122 of the HEERF 3 funding to provide for emergency financial aid grants to students for emergency costs due to coronavirus or for any component of the student’s cost of attendance. 

Le Moyne students who are U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen for the spring 2021 semester, were actively enrolled as of March 9, 2021 and where the students aid was not directly processed through a partner institution will receive a HEERF 2 grant.  All Le Moyne students regardless of citizenship status and/or if their aid was processed through a partner institution will receive a HEERF 3 award.

CRRSAA and ARP require institutions to prioritize students having exceptional need when making HEERF 2 and 3 grants.  Accordingly, HEERF 2 and 3 grants prioritization of need will be made based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported in the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-2021. Distributions will be based on a tiered approach with students with the greatest need, according to their EFC, being awarded higher amounts.  Students who did not file FAFSA for 2020-2021 before March 9, 2021 would receive the lowest award tier. 

By accepting the funds, students are confirming that they will use the funds for emergency costs due to the coronavirus such as food, housing, health care or childcare, or for any component of the student’s cost of attendance. 

Students eligible to receive funds, will receive further communication through their Le Moyne email account for HEERF 2 on or before May 14, 2021 and HEERF 3 on or before June 11, 2021.  The communication will also provide an option, if the student affirmatively consents, to instruct the College to apply the student’s HEERF 2 and 3 awards against their current outstanding account balance.  Students are not required to apply HEERF 2 or 3 grant funds to outstanding charges, and can instead elect to have the funds distributed directly to them if that is what they prefer.  Students who do not receive a follow-up email, did not meet the College’s HEERF 2 eligibility requirements.  All enrolled students as of March 9, 2021 are eligible for HEERF 3.  As the eligibility requirements have recently changed for HEERF awards.  Those that did not receive a HEERF 2 award are deemed to have greater need.  For an individual who was not eligible for HEERF 2, their HEERF 3 award will equal the value of the combined award of HEERF 2 and 3, as outlined in the HEERF 2 and 3 Student Emergency Grant Funds Report table below.

HEERF 2 and 3 Student Emergency Grant Funds Report (Posted June 16, 2021)

On April 28, 2020, the College signed the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act and returned the document to the Department of Education on May 1, 2020.  As such the College has automatically agreed to the assurances that are designated under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

The College received access to the HEERF 2 award on March 19, 2021 and HEERF 3 award on May 15, 2021.  As required by CRRSAA, the College must use at least $1,354,852 of the HEERF 2 funding and for ARP, the College must use at least $3,624,122 of the HEERF 3 funding to provide for emergency financial aid grants to students for emergency costs due to coronavirus or for any component of the student’s cost of attendance. 

To date the College distributed $1,354,852 in HEERF 2 to 2,860 students of the 2,864 eligible students for the Spring 2021 semester. None of the HEERF 3 student awards have been distributed to the 3,147 eligible students from the Spring 2021 semester.

Le Moyne students who are U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen for the spring 2021 semester, were actively enrolled as of March 9, 2021 and where the students aid was not directly processed through a partner institution will receive a HEERF 2 grant.  All Le Moyne students regardless of citizenship status and/or if their aid was processed through a partner institution will receive a HEERF 3 award. Grants were made based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported in the student's FAFSA for 2020-2021, based on a tiered approach with students with the greatest need, according to their EFC, being awarded higher amounts. Students who did not file FAFSA for 2020-2021 before March 9, 2021 would receive the lowest award tier. 

The tier awards are noted below:

 

Tier

EFC Level

HEERF 2

HEERF 3

Total Award

One

Less than $20,000

$665

$1,660

$2,325

Two

Greater than $20,000 and less than $50,000

$380

$1,195

$1,575

Three

Greater than $50,000 or FAFSA filed

$138

$262

$400

Students awarded HEERF 2 and 3 grant funds were advised of the source of funds and award amounts.  Additionally, students were instructed that by accepting the funds, students are confirming that they would use the funds for expenses they have incurred or will incur related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care or childcare costs.  Students were instructed to notify the College if they were unable to use the funds for their intended purpose.  Four students notified the College that they were unable to use the HEERF 2 funds.

CRRSAA Act Institutional Emergency Grant Funds Report (Posted April 10, 2021; updated June 16, 2021) and ARP Act Institutional Emergency Grant Funds Report (Posted June 16, 2021)

On March 19, 2021, the College received access to $2,750,991 of CRRSAA funds and on May 15, 2021 the College received access to $3,622,715 of ARP funds pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Intuitions.  This funding is to be used for lost revenue from the 2020-2021 academic year and reimbursement of the room and board refunds from the spring 2020 semester.  Below is the required quarterly budget and expenditure reporting specific to CRRSAA section 314(d)(7) and ARP (a)(4) of the intuitional grant award.

Quarter ending March 31, 2021 (Posted April 10, 2021)

Quarter ending March 31, 2021 (Updated June 16, 2021)