CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT)

Section 18004 HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) REPORTING

 

 

 


1) Apollo Career Center signed and returned the CARES HEERF Certification and Agreement for Student’s Portion on April 15, 2020; and approval for the Grant award was received on April 24, 2020. In this agreement, Apollo agreed 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.

2) The total amount of funds available to Apollo Career Center for distribution of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $84,100.

3) The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) is $83,772 distributed in May 2020.

4) There were 105 students at Apollo Career Center that were deemed eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

5) As of May 22, 2020; a total of 93 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

6) The institution determined that active students that were enrolled in a 600-hour or longer program as of March 1, 2020 and were still in an active enrollment status as the date of campus shutdown on March 16, 2020 due to coronavirus are deemed eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grant for students. Students had to certify that they incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus and will utilize the emergency grant relief funds to cover these associated costs. All 105 eligible students were required to fill out a Google Form to request or decline emergency financial aid grant funds, and they could request an amount not to exceed $1500. Once all the replies were received as of April 30, 2020; the institution formulated the actual check amounts based on utilizing the maximum grant funds available. Each student’s emergency grant was calculated by pro-rating in accordance with their enrollment status (full-time, ¾ time, or ½ time); or if they had requested a lesser amount, they were granted funds according to the lessor of their requested amount or the maximum for their enrollment status classification.

7) The 105 students that were eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grant were required to fill out a Google Form in which they provided financial hardships if requesting funds; as well as certifying that they incurred eligible expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus in an amount that meets or exceeds the emergency grant amount they requested. Eligible expenses were explained to include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

 

1) The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.  Apollo Career Center performed a drawdown of the CRRSAA funds on March 3, 2021; which signified our acceptance of the applicable terms and conditions under the CRRSAA Supplemental Agreement.

2) The minimum amount of funds allocated to Apollo Career Center for distribution of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students through the CRRSAA is $84,100.

3) The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under HEERF II, CRRSAA supplemental appropriations is $107,050 distributed in March 2021.  The total Student Emergency Aid was comprised of $328 left from initial CARES Act Student Aid allocation, $84,100 from HEERF II Student Aid allocation portion, and $22,622 from HEERF II Institutional allocation portion.

4) There were 105 students at Apollo Career Center that were deemed eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the HEERF II, CRRSAA allocations.

5) In March 2021; a total of 94 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from HEERF II, CRRSAA allocations.  Students with outstanding balances on their student account were given the option to have the HEERF II funds applied to their student account, and provided written approval for any Emergency Aid they wanted applied to their student account.

6) The institution determined that active students that were enrolled in a 600-hour or longer program as of February 19, 2021 are deemed eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grant for students. Students had to certify that they have a financial need for assistance with cost of attendance items or emergency costs related to the coronavirus. All 105 eligible students were required to fill out a Google Form to request or decline emergency financial aid grant funds, and they could request an amount not to exceed $1500. Once all the replies were received as of February 24, 2021; the institution formulated the actual check amounts based on utilizing the maximum grant funds available. Each student’s emergency grant was calculated by pro-rating in accordance with their enrollment status (full-time, ¾ time, or ½ time); or if they had requested a lesser amount, they were granted funds according to the lessor of their requested amount or the maximum for their enrollment status classification.

7) The 105 students that were eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grant were required to fill out a Google Form to request or decline funds.  Students that requested funds were required to sign a certification statement when picking up their emergency aid checks that certified they have a financial need for at least one of the following categories:  Tuition, Food, Housing, Health Care, or Child Care.

1) The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the Amercian Rescue Plan (ARP), signed into law on March 11, 2021.  Apollo Career Center performed a drawdown of the ARP funds on June 17, 2021; which signified our acceptance of the applicable terms and conditions under the ARP Supplemental Agreement.

2) The minimum amount of funds allocated to Apollo Career Center for distribution of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students through the HEERF III ARP is $484,529.

3) The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under HEERF III, ARP supplemental appropriations in Phase 1 is $43,375 distributed in June 2021.

4) There were 36 students at Apollo Career Center that were deemed eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the HEERF III, ARP Phase 1 allocations per our first round of grants in June 2021.

5) In June 2021; a total of 34 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from HEERF III, ARP allocations.  Students with outstanding balances on their student account were given the option to have the HEERF III, ARP funds applied to their student account, and could choose this option when filling out the Google Form for any Emergency Aid they wanted applied to their student account.

6) The institution determined that new Spring start active students that were enrolled in a 600-hour or longer program as of June 3, 2021 are deemed eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grant for students. Students had to certify that they have a financial need for assistance with cost of attendance items or emergency costs related to the coronavirus. All 36 eligible students were required to fill out a Google Form to request or decline emergency financial aid grant funds, and they could request an amount not to exceed $1500. Once all the replies were received as of June 8, 2021; the institution formulated the actual check amounts. Each student’s emergency grant was calculated by pro-rating in accordance with their enrollment status (full-time, ¾ time, or ½ time); or if they had requested a lesser amount, they were granted funds according to the lessor of their requested amount or the maximum for their enrollment status classification.

7) The 36 students that were eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grant were required to fill out a Google Form to request or decline funds.  Students that requested funds were required to sign a certification statement when picking up their emergency aid checks that certified they have a financial need for at least one of the following categories:  Tuition, Food, Housing, Health Care, or Child Care.