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Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Certification

Snow College signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Funding

Snow College has been allocated a total of $1,239,156 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the HEERF. Snow College has received $172,000 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The total cost of providing direct aid to Snow College students is $163,200, 100% of which is funded by the above referenced grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Stabilization Fund.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Snow College students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $163,200.

Students Eligible To Receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants

The estimated total number of students at Snow College who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 2,743.

Students Who Have Received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 165.

Methodology

The following methodology will be applied to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they will receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

All students who a) have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); b) were enrolled in one or more face-to-face classes in Spring 2020; and c) have been determined by Snow College to meet eligibility criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Education will receive a request to confirm they have incurred additional expenses related to the disruption to campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiers representing students’ eligibility for Federal Pell grants and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be used to determine Emergency Financial Aid grant award amounts for students who confirm they have incurred additional expenses related to the disruption to campus operations will receive.

Instructions Provided To Students

Instructions, directions, and guidance provided to students regarding the CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found below.


As part of the Covid-19 pandemic the federal government release funds to colleges and universities under the Cares Act, these funds are called High Education Emergency Relief Funds or HEERF Funds.

These funds are intended to assist students that suffered loss while enrolled spring semester 2020. There are a few rules to these funds therefore an application is required for a student to be considered. A student must be Title IV eligible, the best way for us to check that is for a student to have a valid and current FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office. Regretfully this excludes DACA students and International students from receiving these funds.

To be considered for funding please complete an application, as rules and regulation are fluid and continue to change please be award that documentation may be required at a future time, please consider that as you make your request.

CARES/HEERF FAQ

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. One aspect of the act was the creation of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF provides funds to institutions for emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are general eligibility criteria for these funds:
  1. students must meet the requirements to fill out FAFSA; for Snow College you must have completed a 2019-20 or 2020-21 FAFSA to receive fund.
  2. students cannot have been enrolled in a completely online program as of March 13, 2020.
  3. students must complete a Snow College CARE application to be considered for HEERF Funds.
If completing the FAFSA now we suggest that you complete the 2020-21 FAFSA, it may help you become eligible for other types of financial aid the upcoming academic year.
Yes. If you are eligible for these emergency grants, you will receive the money even if you have current financial holds or owe the campus fees or fines. If you choose to use funds to pay the institution that is a personal decision. We cannot and will not apply funds to your balance. This would have to be a decision and transaction totally separate from receiving these funds.
No. If a student is presently enrolled at Snow College but lost eligibility due to not making satisfactory academic progress, he or she would not be eligible for emergency grant funding.