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Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Jefferson Community College received Student Aid funding under section 2003(7) of the ARP. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. Jefferson Community College signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the ARP funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these funds to provide emergency aid grants to students.

Jefferson Community College has received $4,023,960 in total for ARP funds for student Aid from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Jefferson Community College has distributed $4,023,960 under American Rescue Plan (ARP) as of March 31, 2022.

Jefferson Community College determined 1149  students at the institution were deemed eligible to receive a student grant from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for Fall 2021.

1143 have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) as of December 31, 2021.  

The remaining ARP Discretionary funding was disbursed to students in Spring 2022 who followed prior awarding guidelines and had a 0 EFC.

Jefferson Community College determined 382 students at the institution were deemed eligible to have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) discretionary funding as of March 31, 2022.    Award amounts were $1,571.91 - $2,314.62.  This is our Final Quarterly Report for the March 31, 2022 reporting period.  Final quarterly report posting which covers all expenditures for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Jefferson Community College followed SUNY guidelines and prioritized awarding of ARP Emergency Financial Aid Grants to its students in the following manner (methodology)

Distribution Methodology & Implementation Timeframe:

Jefferson followed the SUNY awarding methodology chart for awarding students in the FALL 2021 semester. The remainder of the discretionary funding of the HEERF III ARP Student grants was approved to be distributed to students enrolled in credit bearing courses at census for the SPRING 2022 term, filed a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have a 0 EFC.

HEERF III Student Aid funds may be used by students for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. Students deemed eligible for an Emergency Grant will receive an email notification regarding their award. ARP Grant funds will be auto-refunded regardless of any outstanding account balance with the college unless a student affirmatively "opts in" to apply the funds to their outstanding balance. The funds will be distributed by paper check or sent electronically for those enrolled in Direct Deposit.

Students do not need to repay a Federal ARP Emergency Grant.  This funding will not have any effect on a student's current or future financial aid eligibility.

Directions, guidance provided to students:

Students with no balance will be sent an email to their college email and/or private email indicating their eligibility for HEERF II funds and the amount they are to receive.  All students will receive the following SUNY suggested communication with their award email:

Dear XXXXX:

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, funds have been made available through the American Rescue Plan Act to award emergency grants to students for expenses related to any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare.

The Campus has deemed you eligible to receive an emergency grant in the amount of $XXX. This is not a loan and will not need to be paid back and will not affect your financial aid award amounts for academic year 2021-2022.

Students must understand it is their responsibility to notify the Financial Services Office immediately if they will not incur expenses that meet or exceed the amount of their emergency grant.

JCC Financial Services
financialservices@sunyjefferson.edu

 

Students with balances, will be sent the following email with a DocuSign form:

HEERF III ARP Payment Authorization

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, funds have been made available through the American Rescue Plan Act to award emergency grants to students for expenses related to any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. The Campus has deemed you eligible to receive an emergency grant in the amount of $XXX. This is not a loan and will not need to be paid back and will not affect your financial aid award amounts for academic year 2021-2022. Students must understand it is their responsibility to notify the Financial Services Office immediately if they will not incur expenses that meet or exceed the amount of their emergency grant.

You will receive a direct payment of your emergency grant by your chosen means of refunding (electronic transfer or paper check) unless you respond within 10 days indicating you would like to apply all or a portion of your emergency grant to your outstanding account balance. You must identify the amount you would like to apply to your account within your communication.

I hereby authorize any funds I receive through the HEERF III funding pay towards any balance owed to Jefferson Community College.

        Yes           No

Your outstanding account balance is ____________

Amount of emergency grant you would like applied to your outstanding balance ____________

 

Name

First ________________     Last _____________________ 

 

JCC Student ID ____________________ 

Email ____________________________

 

Signature _________________________

I understand this is a legal representation of my signature.

DocuSign

 

Prior Quarterly Reporting

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Jefferson Community College received Student Aid funding under section 2003(7) of the ARP. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. Jefferson Community College signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the ARP funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these funds to provide emergency aid grants to students.

Jefferson Community College has received $4,023,960 in total for ARP funds for student Aid from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Jefferson Community College has distributed $3,203,756.25 under American Rescue Plan (ARP) as of December 31, 2021.

Jefferson Community College determined 1149 students at the institution were deemed eligible to receive a student grant from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for Fall 2021.

1143 have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) as of December 31, 2021.   

Jefferson Community College will follow SUNY guidelines and prioritize awarding of ARP Emergency Financial Aid Grants to its students in the following manner (methodology)

Distribution Methodology & Implementation Timeframe:

Jefferson Community College is following the SUNY Guidelines and is prioritizing the awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC). The State University of New York (SUNY) created an awarding template that allows for students to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant that consists of two components: 1) a Base Grant dependent on the student's full time (FT) or part-time (PT) status plus 2) a standard supplemental amount based on the student's primary EFC. The EFC range on the template is 0 to 14,615 (2.5 times the max Pell 2021/22 EFC of 5,846). Award amounts will be calculated using the template after enrollment is finalized on the fall census date.

In order to be eligible at the time of distribution, a student must be enrolled in credit bearing courses at census for the fall 2021 term, filed a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have a valid EFC ranging from 0 - 14,615.

Jefferson Community College chose to follow guidelines by SUNY which allowed up to 20% of funds to be awarded in the next academic term to impacted students.

The remainder of the HEERF III ARP Student grants will be distributed to students enrolled in credit bearing courses at census for the spring 2022 term, filed a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have a 0 EFC.  Should there still be remaining funds after all students with 0 EFCs are awarded, the EFC will be increased the next level higher ($1-2,923), and so forth until funding is fully distributed.

EFC Award Range
0 2,923
2,924 5,846
5,847 8,769
8,770 11,692
11,693 14,615

HEERF III Student Aid funds may be used by students for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. Students deemed eligible for an Emergency Grant will receive an email notification regarding their award. ARP Grant funds will be auto-refunded regardless of any outstanding account balance with the college unless a student affirmatively "opts in" to apply the funds to their outstanding balance. The funds will be distributed by paper check or sent electronically for those enrolled in Direct Deposit.

Students do not need to repay a Federal ARP Emergency Grant.  This funding will not have any effect on a student's current or future financial aid eligibility.

Directions, guidance provided to students:

Students with no balance will be sent an email to their college email and/or private email indicating their eligibility for HEERF II funds and the amount they are to receive.  All students will receive the following SUNY suggested communication with their award email:

Dear XXXXX:

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, funds have been made available through the American Rescue Plan Act to award emergency grants to students for expenses related to any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare.

The Campus has deemed you eligible to receive an emergency grant in the amount of $XXX. This is not a loan and will not need to be paid back and will not affect your financial aid award amounts for academic year 2021-2022.

Students must understand it is their responsibility to notify the Financial Services Office immediately if they will not incur expenses that meet or exceed the amount of their emergency grant.

JCC Financial Services
financialservices@sunyjefferson.edu

 

Students with balances, will be sent the following email with a DocuSign form:

HEERF III ARP Payment Authorization

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, funds have been made available through the American Rescue Plan Act to award emergency grants to students for expenses related to any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. The Campus has deemed you eligible to receive an emergency grant in the amount of $XXX. This is not a loan and will not need to be paid back and will not affect your financial aid award amounts for academic year 2021-2022. Students must understand it is their responsibility to notify the Financial Services Office immediately if they will not incur expenses that meet or exceed the amount of their emergency grant.

You will receive a direct payment of your emergency grant by your chosen means of refunding (electronic transfer or paper check) unless you respond within 10 days indicating you would like to apply all or a portion of your emergency grant to your outstanding account balance. You must identify the amount you would like to apply to your account within your communication.

I hereby authorize any funds I receive through the HEERF III funding pay towards any balance owed to Jefferson Community College.

        Yes           No

Your outstanding account balance is ____________

Amount of emergency grant you would like applied to your outstanding balance ____________

 

Name

First ________________     Last _____________________ 

 

JCC Student ID ____________________ 

Email ____________________________

 

Signature _________________________

I understand this is a legal representation of my signature.

DocuSign

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Jefferson Community College received Student Aid funding under section 2003(7) of the ARP. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. Jefferson Community College signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the ARP funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these funds to provide emergency aid grants to students.

Jefferson Community College has received $4,023,960 in total for ARP funds for student Aid from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Jefferson Community College has distributed $0 under American Rescue Plan (ARP) as of September 30, 2021.

Jefferson Community College  *PENDING* (Total number of students) students at the institution were eligible to receive a student grant from the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

*PENDING* (Total number of students) have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) as of September 30, 2021.   

Jefferson Community College will follow SUNY guidelines and prioritize awarding of ARP Emergency Financial Aid Grants to its students in the following manner (methodology)

Distribution Methodology & Implementation Timeframe:

Jefferson Community College is following the SUNY Guidelines and is prioritizing the awarding of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC). The State University of New York (SUNY) created an awarding template that allows for students to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant that consists of two components: 1) a Base Grant dependent on the student's full time (FT) or part-time (PT) status plus 2) a standard supplemental amount based on the student's primary EFC. The EFC range on the template is 0 to 14,615 (2.5 times the max Pell 2021/22 EFC of 5,846). Award amounts will be calculated using the template after enrollment is finalized on the fall census date.

In order to be eligible at the time of distribution, a student must be enrolled in credit bearing courses at census for the fall 2021 term, filed a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have a valid EFC ranging from 0 - 14,615.

HEERF III Student Aid funds may be used by students for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. Students deemed eligible for an Emergency Grant will receive an email notification regarding their award. ARP Grant funds will be auto-refunded regardless of any outstanding account balance with the college unless a student affirmatively "opts in" to apply the funds to their outstanding balance. The funds will be distributed by paper check or sent electronically for those enrolled in Direct Deposit.

Students do not need to repay a Federal ARP Emergency Grant.  This funding will not have any effect on a student's current or future financial aid eligibility.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Jefferson Community College received Student Aid funding under section 2003(7) of the ARP. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. Jefferson Community College signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the ARP funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the ARP Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these funds to provide emergency aid grants to students.

Jefferson Community College has received $4,023,960 in total for ARP funds for student Aid from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Jefferson Community College has distributed $0 under American Rescue Plan (ARP) as of June 30, 2021.

Jefferson Community College  *PENDING* (Total number of students) students at the institution were eligible to receive a student grant from the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

*PENDING* (Total number of students) have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 30, 2021.   Three awards were unclaimed and/or refused.  Those funds will be added remaining funds to be awarded Fall 2021.

The State University of New York (SUNY) is currently drafting SUNY-Wide guideline and a distribution plan for the American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) Student Aid Funds which will provice vital emergency grants to SUNY undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional need and/or extraordinary financial circumstances.  Once the guidance and distribution plan are formally approved and communication to the SUNY campuses, our required HEERF reporting disclosures will be updated.