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CARES ACT GRANTS Disclosure

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Quarterly Report

La Salle University has received funding from the federal government for a grant under the CARES Act as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act with its assurance that the University will use no less than 50% of the CARES Act funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount awarded from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $2,138,650. This funding is being distributed as emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who were enrolled in the Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms to pay for expenses incurred as a result of the necessary shift to remote instruction. The estimated total number of students eligible to participate and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CARES Act was 4,209.

As of March 31, 2021, the University has distributed all of the funding to students and as such, the University has drawn the corresponding funds from our federal account (G5). The total amount that has been distributed to students as of March 31, 2021 was $2,138,650. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act stands at 4,209 as of March 31, 2021.

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities discretion to determine how this emergency assistance will be disbursed to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardships as a result of the pandemic, the University’s intention is to ensure that students with the most urgent need are the first to receive the emergency grant funds. In accordance with the directive from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, institutions are to prioritize funding for those students with the greatest need, while distributing grants as widely as possible for maximum impact. Accordingly, the University distributed grants to eligible students in Phase 1 as follows:

Category Amount
PELL students, full-time $500
PELL students, part-time $250
Non-PELL students, full-time $250
Non-PELL students, part-time $200
Residents $300
Graduate students $250

As funding remained and the pandemic continued to impact students, Phase II CARES Act grant awards were distributed based on an application process targeted to identify eligible students with additional qualifying expenses beyond their Phase I distribution. Phase II award amounts were as follows:

Category Amount
Undergraduate, full-time $550
Undergraduate, part-time $250
Graduate students $250

As funding remained and the pandemic continued to impact students, Phase III CARES Act grant awards were distributed based on an application process targeted to identify eligible students with additional qualifying expenses beyond their Phase I and Phase II distribution. Phase III award amounts were as follows:

Category Amount
Undergraduate, full-time, first time attending $450

Finally, in March 2021, the final amounts available from the CARES Act were combined with funding received through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to make further amounts available to qualifying students as follows:

 

Category Full-Time Amount Part-Time Amount
Pell Grantees & Pell Eligible Students $1,000 $500
Non-Pell Undergraduate Students $750 $350
Non-Pell Graduate Students $500 $250

In accordance with federal requirements, only students who were Title IV eligible (those who are eligible for federal student financial aid) based on their FAFSA have an opportunity to receive a grant. Grants were not awarded to non-Title IV eligible Students, International Students, DACA Students, Students who do not meet satisfactory academic progress or Students enrolled in a fully online program prior to March 13 and therefore not impacted by the disruption to campus operation (for first three rounds of awards, this parameter was removed for the final disbursements). Additionally, La Salle University employees (except those hired as student workers) are also ineligible to receive a CARES grant.

These grants were not applied against existing account balances (unless appropriate authorization was received) and were sent by direct deposit if eRefunds were elected. (Here’s how to register for eRefunds.) If you are not enrolled in eRefunds, a check was issued and mailed to the student’s billing address. CARES Act grants will be available to eligible students so long as funds are available.  La Salle’s intention is to assist as many students as possible while being sensitive to need.

If you have not received a CARES grant at this point and believe that you are eligible based on the parameters described in this update, please email CARESFUND@lasalle.edu.  While the initial CARES Act grant is fully spent, additional government aid in response to COVID is available.

We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to assist our students in navigating through this difficult time.

CARES ACT GRANTS Disclosure

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Quarterly Report

La Salle University has received funding from the federal government for a grant under the CARES Act as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act with its assurance that the University will use no less than 50% of the CARES Act funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. For details regarding expenditures of the institutional share, refer to the following link.

The total amount awarded from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $2,138,650. This funding is being distributed as emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who were enrolled in the Spring 2020 term to pay for expenses incurred as a result of the necessary shift to remote instruction. The estimated total number of students eligible to participate and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CARES Act was 3,207.

As of Dec. 31, 2020, the University has distributed a significant portion of the funding to students and as such, the University has drawn the corresponding funds from our federal account (G5). The total amount that has been distributed to students, as of Dec.31, 2020, was $1,928,900. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act stands at 3,207, as of Dec. 31, 2020.

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities discretion to determine how this emergency assistance will be disbursed to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardships as a result of the pandemic, the University’s intention is to ensure that students with the most urgent need are the first to receive the emergency grant funds. In accordance with the directive from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, institutions are to prioritize funding for those students with the greatest need, while distributing grants as widely as possible for maximum impact. Accordingly, the University distributed grants to eligible students in Phase 1 as follows:

Category Amount
PELL students, full-time $500
PELL students, part-time $250
Non-PELL students, full-time $250
Non-PELL students, part-time $200
Residents $300
Graduate students $250

As funding remained and the pandemic continued to impact students, Phase II CARES Act grant awards were distributed based on an application process targeted to identify eligible students with additional qualifying expenses beyond their Phase I distribution. Phase II award amounts were as follows:

Category Amount
Undergraduate, full-time $550
Undergraduate, part-time $250
Graduate students $250

As funding remained and the pandemic continued to impact students, Phase III CARES Act grant awards were distributed based on an application process targeted to identify eligible students who did not receive a Phase I or Phase II distribution. Phase III award amounts were as follows:

Category Amount
Undergraduate, full-time, first time attending $450

In accordance with federal requirements, only students who are Title IV eligible (those who are eligible for federal student financial aid) based on their 2019-2020 FAFSA have an opportunity to receive a grant. Grants cannot be awarded to non-Title IV eligible Students, International Students, DACA Students, Students who do not meet satisfactory academic progress or Students enrolled in a fully online program prior to March 13 and therefore not impacted by the disruption to campus operation. Additionally, La Salle University employees (except those hired as student workers) are also ineligible to receive a CARES grant.

These grants were not applied against existing account balances and were sent by direct deposit if eRefunds were elected. (Here’s how to register for eRefunds.) If you are not enrolled in eRefunds, a check was issued and mailed to the student’s billing address. CARES Act grants will be available to eligible students so long as funds are available.  La Salle’s intention is to assist as many students as possible while being sensitive to need.

If you have not received a CARES grant at this point and believe that you are eligible based on the parameters described in this update, please email CARESFUND@lasalle.edu.

We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to assist our students while working remote. We will update this page at least each quarter until all funds are disbursed.

CARES ACT GRANTS Disclosure

Posted by

Quarterly Report

La Salle University has received funding from the federal government for a grant under the CARES Act as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act with its assurance that the University will use no less than 50% of the CARES Act funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. For details regarding expenditures of the institutional share, refer to the following link.

The total amount awarded from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $2,138,650. This funding is being distributed as emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who were enrolled in the Spring 2020 term to pay for expenses incurred as a result of the necessary shift to remote instruction. The estimated total number of students eligible to participate and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CARES Act was 3,085.

As of Oct. 10, 2020, the University has distributed a significant portion of the funding to students and as such, the University has drawn the corresponding funds from our federal account (G5). The total amount that has been distributed to students as of Oct. 10, 2020 was $1,827.950. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act stands at 3,085 as of Oct. 10, 2020.

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities discretion to determine how this emergency assistance will be disbursed to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardships as a result of the pandemic, the University’s intention is to ensure that students with the most urgent need are the first to receive the emergency grant funds. In accordance with the directive from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, institutions are to prioritize funding for those students with the greatest need, while distributing grants as widely as possible for maximum impact. Accordingly, the University distributed grants to eligible students in Phase 1 as follows:

Category Amount
PELL students, full-time $500
PELL students, part-time $250
Non-PELL students, full-time $250
Non-PELL students, part-time $200
Residents $300
Graduate students $250

As funding remained and the pandemic continued to impact students, Phase II CARES Act grant awards were distributed based on an application process targeted to identify eligible students with additional qualifying expenses beyond their Phase I distribution. Phase II award amounts were as follows:

Category Amount
Undergraduate, full-time $550
Undergraduate, part-time $250
Graduate students $250

In accordance with federal requirements, only students who are Title IV eligible (those who are eligible for federal student financial aid) based on their 2019-2020 FAFSA have an opportunity to receive a grant. Grants cannot be awarded to non-Title IV eligible Students, International Students, DACA Students, Students who do not meet satisfactory academic progress or Students enrolled in a fully online program prior to March 13th and therefore not impacted by the disruption to campus operation. Additionally, La Salle University employees (except those hired as student workers) are also ineligible to receive a CARES grant.

These grants were not applied against existing account balances and were sent by direct deposit if eRefunds were elected. (Here’s how to register for eRefunds.) If you are not enrolled in eRefunds, a check was issued and mailed to the student’s billing address. CARES Act grants will be available to eligible students so long as funds are available.  La Salle’s intention is to assist as many students as possible while being sensitive to need.

If you have not received a CARES grant at this point and believe that you are eligible based on the parameters described in this update, please email CARESFUND@lasalle.edu

We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to assist our students while working remote. We will update this page at least each quarter until all funds are disbursed.

CARES ACT GRANTS Disclosure

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45-Day Report

La Salle University has received funding from the federal government for a grant under the CARES Act as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act with its assurance that the University will use no less than 50% of the CARES Act funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount awarded from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $2,138,650. This funding is being distributed as emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who were enrolled in the Spring 2020 term to pay for expenses incurred as a result of the necessary shift to remote instruction.

As of Aug. 17, 2020, the University has distributed a significant portion of the funding to students and as such, the University has drawn the corresponding funds from our federal account (G5). The total amount that has been distributed to students as of Aug. 17, 2020 was $1,809,900. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act stands at 3,085 as of Aug. 17, 2020.

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities discretion to determine how this emergency assistance will be disbursed to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardships as a result of the pandemic, the University’s intention is to ensure that students with the most urgent need are the first to receive the emergency grant funds. In accordance with the directive from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, institutions are to prioritize funding for those students with the greatest need, while distributing grants as widely as possible for maximum impact. Accordingly, the University distributed grants to eligible students in Phase 1 as follows:

Category Amount
PELL students, full-time $500
PELL students, part-time $250
Non-PELL students, full-time $250
Non-PELL students, part-time $200
Residents $300
Graduate students $250

As funding remained and the pandemic continued to impact students, Phase II CARES Act grant awards were distributed based on an application process targeted to identify eligible students with additional qualifying expenses beyond their Phase I distribution. Phase II award amounts were as follows:

Category Amount
Undergraduate, full-time $550
Undergraduate, part-time $250
Graduate students $250

In accordance with federal requirements, only students who are Title IV eligible (those who are eligible for federal student financial aid) based on their 2019-2020 FAFSA have an opportunity to receive a grant. Grants cannot be awarded to non-Title IV eligible Students, International Students, DACA Students, Students who do not meet satisfactory academic progress or Students enrolled in a fully online program prior to March 13 and therefore not impacted by the disruption to campus operation. Additionally, La Salle University employees (except those hired as student workers) are also ineligible to receive a CARES grant.

These grants were not applied against existing account balances and were sent by direct deposit if eRefunds were elected. (Here’s how to register for eRefunds.) If you are not enrolled in eRefunds, a check was issued and mailed to the student’s billing address. CARES Act grants will be available to eligible students so long as funds are available.  La Salle’s intention is to assist as many students as possible while being sensitive to need.

If you have not received a CARES grant at this point and believe that you are eligible based on the parameters described in this update, please email CARESFUND@lasalle.edu

We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to assist our students while working remote. We will update this page at least every 45 days until all funds are disbursed.

CARES ACT GRANTS Disclosure

Posted by

45-Day Report

La Salle University has received funding from the federal government for a grant under the CARES Act as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act with its assurance that the University will use no less than 50 percent of the CARES Act funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount awarded from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $2,138,650. This funding will be distributed as emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who were enrolled in the Spring term to pay for expenses incurred as a result of the necessary shift to remote instruction.

As of July 3, 2020, the University has begun the distribution to students and, as such, the University has drawn some of the available funds from our federal account (G5). The total amount that has been distributed to students as of July 3, 2020 was $1,391,600. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act stands at 3,081, as of July 3, 2020.

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities discretion to determine how this emergency assistance will be disbursed to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardships as a result of the pandemic, the University’s intention is to ensure that students with the most urgent need are the first to receive the emergency grant funds. In accordance with the directive from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, institutions are to prioritize funding for those students with the greatest need, while distributing grants as widely as possible for maximum impact. Accordingly, the University distributed grants to eligible students, as follows:

Category Amount
PELL students, full-time $500
PELL students, part-time $250
Non-PELL students, full-time $250
Non-PELL students, part-time $200
Residents $300
Graduate students $250

In accordance with federal requirements, only students who are Title IV eligible (those who are eligible for federal student financial aid) based on their 2019-2020 FAFSA have an opportunity to receive a grant. Grants cannot be awarded to non-Title IV eligible students, international students, DACA students, students who do not meet satisfactory academic progress, or students enrolled in a fully online program prior to March 13 and, therefore, were not impacted by the disruption to campus operation. Additionally, La Salle University employees (except those hired as student workers) are ineligible to receive a CARES grant.

These grants were not applied against existing account balances and were sent by direct deposit if eRefunds were elected. (Learn how to enroll for eRefunds.)   If not enrolled in eRefunds, a check was issued and mailed to the student’s billing address.  CARES Act grants will be available to eligible students so long as funds are available. La Salle’s intention is to assist as many students as possible while being sensitive to need. An application process is being developed for Phase II CARES Act grant awards and emails will be sent to eligible students informing them of their eligibility and providing further instructions to apply.

If you have not received a CARES grant at this point and believe that you are eligible based on the parameters described in this update, please email CARESFUND@lasalle.edu.

We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to assist our students while working remotely. We will update this page at least every 45 days until all funds are disbursed.

CARES ACT GRANTS Disclosure

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30-Day Report

La Salle University has received funding from the federal government for a grant under the CARES Act as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act with its assurance that the University will use no less than 50% of the CARES Act funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount received from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $2,138,650. This funding will be distributed as emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who were enrolled in the spring term to pay for expenses incurred as a result of the necessary shift to remote instruction.

As of May 19, 2020, the University has not begun the distribution to students and as such, the University has not drawn any of the available funds from our federal account (G5). The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act stands at zero as of May 19, 2020.

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities discretion to determine how this emergency assistance will be disbursed to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardships as a result of the pandemic, the University’s intention is to ensure that students with the most urgent need are the first to receive the emergency grant funds. In accordance with the directive from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, institutions are to prioritize funding for those students with the greatest need, while distributing grants as widely as possible for maximum impact. Accordingly, the University will distribute grants to eligible students as follows:

Category Amount
PELL students, full-time $500
PELL students, part-time $250
Non-PELL students, full-time $250
Non-PELL students, part-time $200
Residents $300
Grad students $250

In accordance with federal requirements, only students who are Title IV eligible (those who are eligible for federal student financial aid) based on their 2019-2020 FAFSA have an opportunity to receive a grant. Grants cannot be awarded to non-Title IV eligible Students, International Students, DACA Students, Students who do not meet satisfactory academic progress or Students enrolled in a fully online program prior to March 13 and therefore not impacted by the disruption to campus operation. Additionally, La Salle University employees (except those hired as student workers) are ineligible to receive a CARES grant.

The number of students eligible to participate in programs under Title IV and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CARES Act is estimated as of May 19, 2020, to be 3,860.

These grants will not be applied against existing account balances and will be sent by direct deposit if eRefunds were elected. (Follow this link for directions on how to sign up for eRefunds.) If not enrolled in eRefunds, a check will be issued and mailed to the student’s billing address. Students enrolled in the spring term who did not file a FAFSA but believe that they may be Title IV eligible are strongly encouraged to visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and file a 2019-20 FAFSA by the deadline of June 30, 2020. Note that a student’s Title IV aid eligibility cannot be determined if his or her 2019-20 FAFSA is incomplete, contains errors, or is otherwise flagged for follow-up processes by the Department of Education (such as federal verification). As a result, it is recommended that students complete their 2019-20 FAFSAs at least two weeks prior to the June 30 deadline to allow sufficient processing time for these items. Directions for filing are available on that federal website or you can call 1-800-4FEDAID. CARES Act grants will be available to eligible students so long as funds are available. La Salle’s intention is to assist as many students as possible while being sensitive to need.

We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to assist our students while working remote. We will publish more information as it becomes available.