CARES Act Emergency Relief Disclosure

Pasco-Hernando State College was allocated funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

Emergency Grant to Students

Pasco-Hernando State College acknowledges that our institution has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and that the college 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.

How much funding is available to students?

The total amount of funds that Pasco-Hernando State College has received from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants (CARES) to Students is $3,250,000.

How much has been distributed to students?

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants (CARES) distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2020 is $3,043,250.

How many students are eligible?

The estimated number of students at Pasco-Hernando State College 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 (CARES) to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for the spring 2020 semester is 4,524.

How many students have received funding?

2,601 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of September 30, 2020.

Pasco-Hernando State College has made a CARES Act Grant request form available to students through the PHSC web site. The CARES Act Grant request form provides students with a self-identifying method to report eligible financial expenses the student has experienced as a result of COVID-19 and campus disruption. The CARES Act Grant request form provides the student with grant eligibility criteria and options to return the form to the Financial Aid Office for processing. CARES Act grant funds are awarded to students in the amounts of $3,000 (special groups), $1,000, $750, or $650 depending upon student eligibility and enrollment.

CARES Act Grant fund student awards were approved by a PHSC institutional committee which included the President’s Administrative Leadership Team. PHSC students have been provided with CARES Act Grant instruction, directions, and guidance through the institution’s web site, students emails, and social media communication.

Institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction:

Quarterly Report - 9-30-2020*

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