Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Southern University and A & M College (institution) has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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.  

The below chart shows the total amount of CARES Act - Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) that the institution will receive or has received from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certifications and Agreements for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (Student Portion), Institutional Portion and the HBCU-Emergency Relief Fund.  The link for the quarterly report for the Institutional Portion and HBCU award is below the chart and is for all expenses, including expenses that have not been reimbursed to the University, and is from the date the first CARES Act award was received by the institution through September 30, 2020 and includes any revisions.    

Program Name CFDA # Award Number  Award Amount  Amount 
Received by Institution
  Amount Disbursed to Students by
Institution
Retained
for Admin. Cost  
CARES Relief - Students 84.425E P425E200926 4,698,402 4,698,402   4,265,900  
CARES Relief - Institutional 84.425F P425F201887 4,698,401 2,557,387   2,557,387   
CARES – Emergency Relief Fund 84.425J P425J2000055 18,132,717 1,703,783 1,028,722 33,304

 


The below chart shows the total amount of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) that the institution will receive or has received from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certifications and Agreements for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (Student Portion), Institutional Portion and the HBCU-Emergency Relief Fund.  The quarterly report for the Institutional Portion and HBCU award is shown at the link below this chart and is from the date the first HEERF award was received by the institution through December 31, 2020 and includes any revisions. 

 

Program Name CFDA # Award Number  Award Amount  Amount 
Received by Institution
  Amount Disbursed to Students by
Institution
Retained
for Admin. Cost  
CARES Relief - Students 84.425E P425E200926 4,698,402 4,698,402   4,292,100  
CARES Relief - Institutional 84.425F P425F201887 4,698,401 2,557,387   2,547,725   
CARES – Emergency Relief Fund 84.425J P425J2000055 18,132,717 5,817,902 1,214,907 53,335

 


The students were provided with instructions, directions, and/or guidance by the institution concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  In addition, students were asked to complete a dynamic form to meet requirements to receive the funds and once completed it was routed to Cashier's Office. 

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants (Student Portion) distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is a total of $4,265,900 (SUBR $4,115,900 & SULC $150,000) at 9/30/2020.The cummulative total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants (Student Portion) distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is a total of $4,292,100 (SUBR $4,142,100 & SULC $150,000) from the initial award date thru 12/31/2020.  The institution continues to distribute the funds as the students meet the requirements to receive the funds.

The estimated total number of students at the institution who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under  Section 484  of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 5264 students.  

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 4740 students at 9/30/2020. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 4772 students at 12/31/2020.
 
The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act includes the following:  
 

(1) The institution determined which students enrolled for Spring 2020 with a paid status as of March 20, 2020 would receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants provided by the Cares Act Funding by using the following information.  In addition, International, Dual Enrollment, Cross enrolled, and 100 % online students were not eligible to receive funding.  

(2) The institution required the students complete a dynamic form to assist in determining eligibility which requires the student to explain how they intend to use the funds received; and

(3)The institution required the Bursar's Office to review all eligible students to determine the students' current status prior to the distribution of the funds by the institution.     

Instructions, directions, and/or guidance was provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. In addition, students were asked to complete a dynamic form. Once completed, it was routed to Cashier's Office.  

 

  Number of Students
Full time Undergraduates with an EFC = 0 received $1,000.00 2271
Full time Undergraduates with an EFC > 0 received $800.00 1915
Part time Undergraduates with an EFC = 0 received $800.00 333
Part time Undergraduates with an EFC > 0 received $600.00 181
Full time Graduate students with an EFC =0 received  $800.00 199
Full time Graduate students with an EFC > 0 received $600.00 103
Part time Graduate students with an EFC = 0 received $600.00 167
Part time Graduate students with an EFC > 0 received $500.00 95
 

 

 

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