CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Disclosure Updates

CARES Act: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting_April 8, 2022

Total Amount of Funds Received:   

As of April 8, 2022, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants (YEAR I, II & III) for students in the amount of $10,393,431.00.  

Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of April 8, 2022:   

As of April 8, 2022, Benedict College has posted and disbursed CARES Act funds to students as listed below:   

Total Posted                             $5,650,428.30 

Total Payments Processed     $5,650,428.30 

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:   

During Spring 2022, Benedict College had 1723 eligible enrolled students.  

Total Number of Students that Received Aid: 1712 

As of April 8, 2022,­ 1723 students were eligible.   

Spring 2022 Recipients:   
All 1712 student recipients were notified of their eligibility to receive $250.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19. Student Accounts released grant funds to students through direct deposit or physical check mailed to students’ home address (disbursement method is based on the student’s completion of direct deposit designation; if the student’s bank account information is not on file, a physical check is cut).  

On-campus students are permitted to pick up their physical checks in person.   

Total Distribution for Spring 2022: $428,000.00 (1712 students total) 

Total Distribution over Years I & II: $2,995,956.20 

Instructions to Students and Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients:   

Students with direct needs may access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students must access the tab entitled “Forms” and click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (i.e., account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, the student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified needs.   

Total COVID Relief Emergency Aid Distribution (YEARS I, II & III): $813,114.02 

2021 Summer Tuition Assistance Grant Program:  

Summer Tuition Assistance Grants were made available to currently enrolled undergraduate students at Benedict College. To apply for tuition assistance to cover summer courses, students completed an application to be considered. All applicants met the following criteria: 1) registered for Summer 2021 courses and 3) fully registered for Fall 2021 semester.  

Grants were applied to tuition only.   

Total Number of Students Awarded Summer Tuition Assistance Grants: 83 

Total Distribution: $58,339.00  

BC Wellness Grant: To incentivize enrolled students to get the COVID-19 vaccination, Benedict College offered a $500 grant to boarding students ($250 – non-boarding students) who submitted vaccination cards for review and approval by the campus health center staff (first round of payments posted May 2021). The wellness grant incentive continued throughout the 2021-22 academic year; the grant amount varied based on vaccination submission date.  

Total Number of Students who Received Wellness Grants: 1,147 

Total Distribution: $484,925.00 

BC Balance Assistance Program (Years I, II & III): 

Total Distribution: $2,111,208.10 

The remaining approximately $4,743,002.70 (45.6%) will be allocated through the balance assistance, wellness grant and direct aid initiatives to Summer/Fall 2022 enrolled students at Benedict College. 

This report will be updated every 45 days.   

The Certification and Agreement under PR/Award Number: P425E200161 was signed during the first award authorization dated April 22, 2020, for CARES Act Students. Only one authorization was required. 

Revised HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting_December 2021

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting_December 31, 2021

Total Amount of Funds Received:   

As of December 31, 2021, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants (YEAR I, II & III) for students in the amount of $10,393,431.00. 
 

Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of December 31, 2021:   

As of December 31, 2021, Benedict College has posted and disbursed CARES Act funds to students as listed below:   

Total Posted                             $8,237,746.90   

Total Payments Processed     $8,237,746.90 

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:   

During Fall 2021, Benedict College had 1893 eligible enrolled students.  

Total Number of Students that Received Aid:   

As of December 31, 2021,­ 1893 students were eligible.   

Fall 2021 Recipients: 

All 1893 student recipients were notified of their eligibility to receive $250.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19. Student Accounts released grant funds to students through direct deposit or physical check mailed to students’ home address (disbursement method is based on the student’s completion of direct deposit designation; if the student’s bank account information is not on file, a physical check is cut).  

On-campus students are permitted to pick up their physical checks in person.   

Total Distribution: $471,000 (1884 students total) 

Instructions to Students and Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients:   

Students with direct needs may access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students must access the tab entitled “Forms” and click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (i.e., account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, the student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified needs.   

Total COVID Relief Emergency Aid Distribution (YEARS I, II & III): $813,114.02 

2021 Summer Tuition Assistance Grant Program:  

Summer Tuition Assistance Grants were made available to currently enrolled undergraduate students at Benedict College. To apply for tuition assistance to cover summer courses, students completed an application to be considered. All applicants met the following criteria: 1) registered for Summer 2021 courses and 3) fully registered for Fall 2021 semester.  

Grants were applied to tuition only.   

Total Number of Students Awarded Summer Tuition Assistance Grants: 83 

Total Distribution: $60,391.00  

BC Wellness Grant: To incentivize enrolled students to get the COVID-19 vaccination, Benedict College offered a $500 grant to boarding students ($250 – non-boarding students) who submitted vaccination cards for review and approval by the campus health center staff.   

The wellness credit was posted directly to the student’s account at the college.  

Total Number of students who Received Wellness Credits: 1026 

Total Distribution: $456,800.00 

BC Balance Assistance Program (Years I, II & III): 

Total Distribution: $4,309,035.68 

The remaining approximately 20.74% will be allocated through the balance assistance, wellness grant and direct aid initiatives to Spring 2022 enrolled students at Benedict College. 

This report will be updated every 45 days.    

The Certification and Agreement under PR/Award Number: P425E200161 was signed during the first award authorization dated April 22, 2020, for CARES Act Students. Only one authorization was required. 

Total Amount of Funds Received:
On January 28, 2021, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants (YEAR 2) for students in the amount of $2,186,168.00.


Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of September 14, 2021:
As of September 14, 2021, Benedict College has posted and disbursed CARES Act funds to students as listed below:
Total Posted $2,186,168.00
Total Payments Processed $2,186,168.00

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:
During Fall 2021, Benedict College had 1893 eligible enrolled students.
Total Number of Students that Received Aid: 1865
As of September 14, 2021,­ 1865 students were eligible.

Fall 2021 Recipients:
All 1865 student recipients were notified of their eligibility to receive $250.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19. Student Accounts released grant funds to students through direct deposit or physical check mailed to students’ home addresses (disbursement method is based on the student’s completion of direct deposit designation; if the student’s bank account information is not on file, a physical check is cut).

On-campus students are permitted to pick up their physical checks in person.

Total Distribution: $466,250

Instructions to Students and Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients:
Students with direct needs may access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students must access the tab entitled “Forms” and click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (i.e., account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, the student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified needs.

Total COVID Relief Emergency Aid Distribution: $0

2021 Summer Tuition Assistance Grant Program:
Summer Tuition Assistance Grants were made available to currently enrolled undergraduate students at Benedict College. To apply for tuition assistance to cover summer courses, students completed an application to be considered. All applicants met the following criteria: 1) registered for Summer 2021 courses and 3) fully registered for Fall 2021 semester. Grants were applied to tuition only.

Total Number of Students Awarded Summer Tuition Assistance Grants: 17

Total Distribution: $8,507.00

BC Wellness Credit: To incentivize enrolled students to get the COVID-19 vaccination, Benedict College offered a $500 credit to boarding students ($250 – non-boarding students) who submitted vaccination cards for review and approval by the campus health center staff.

The wellness credit was posted directly to the student’s account at the college.

Total Number of students who Received Wellness Credits: 811

Total Distribution: $389,500.00

BC Balance Assistance Program:
Total Distribution: $1,321,911.00 The remaining approximately 0% will be allocated in the same manner as outlined above for enrolled, Title IV eligible students at Benedict College, during Fall 2021. This report will be updated every 45 days.

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Public Posting as of June 30, 2021

Total Amount of Funds Received:  

On April 27, 2020, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students in the amount of $2,186,168.00.  

Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of June 30, 2021:  

As of June 30, 2021, Benedict College has posted and disbursed CARES Act funds to students as listed below:  

Total Posted                            $2,186,168.00  

Total Payments Processed     $2,186,168.00 

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:  

During Spring 2021, Benedict College had 1460 eligible Title IV recipients. For purposes of this grant, a Title IV recipient meets the following criteria:  

  • received federal funding during the Spring 2021 semester;  

  • was not enrolled in an online academic program; and  

  • was not incarcerated (participants of the Second Chance Pell Program).  

Total Number of Students that Received Aid:  1,298

As of June 30, 2021,­ 1460 students were eligible.  

Spring 2021 Recipients:  

All 1460 Spring Title IV recipients were notified of their eligibility to receive $350.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19. To process their payments, the students were required to submit a CARES Act Disbursement Form located in the Benedict College student portal. Upon receipt of the submitted disbursement form, Student Accounts released funds to students through direct deposit or physical check mailed to students’ home address (disbursement method is based on the student’s preference indicated on the disbursement form). On-campus students were permitted to pick up their physical checks in person.  

Total Distribution: $376,600.00 

Instructions to Students and Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients:  

Students with direct needs may access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students must access the tab entitled “Forms” and click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (i.e., account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, the student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified needs.  

Total COVID Relief Emergency Aid Distribution: $823,806.20 

2021 Summer Tuition Assistance Grant Program: 

Summer Tuition Assistance Grants were made available to currently enrolled undergraduate students at Benedict College. To apply for tuition assistance to cover summer courses, students completed an application to be considered. All applicants met the following criteria: 1) U.S. citizens, 2) registered for Summer 2021 courses and 3) fully registered for Fall 2021 semester. Grants were applied to tuition only.  

Total Number of Students Awarded Summer Tuition Assistance Grants:81

Total Distribution: $55,226.00

The remaining approximately 0will be allocated in the same manner as outlined above for enrolled, Title IV eligible students at Benedict College, during Spring 2021.   

This report will be updated every 45 days.  

Total Amount of Funds Received: 

On April 27, 2020, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students in the amount of $2,186,168.00. 

Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of April 12, 2021: 

As of April 12, 2021, Benedict College has posted and disbursed CARES Act funds to students as listed below: 

Total Posted                            $2,051,734.56 

Total Payments Processed     $1,996,228.16

Estimated Number of Students Eligible: 

During Spring 2021, Benedict College had 1460 eligible Title IV recipients. For purposes of this grant, a Title IV recipient meets the following criteria: 

  • received federal funding during the Spring 2021 semester; 
  • was not enrolled in an online academic program; and 
  • was not incarcerated (participants of the Second Chance Pell Program). 

Total Number of Students that Received Aid: 

As of April 12, 2021,­ 1460 students were eligible. 

Spring 2021 Recipients: 

All 1460 Spring Title IV recipients were notified of their eligibility to receive $350.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19. To process their payments, the students were required to submit a CARES Act Disbursement Form located in the Benedict College student portal. Upon receipt of the submitted disbursement form, Student Accounts released funds to students through direct deposit or physical check mailed to students’ home address (disbursement method is based on the student’s preference indicated on the disbursement form). On-campus students were permitted to pick up their physical checks in person. 

Total Distribution: $365,750.00

Instructions to Students and Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients: 

Students with direct needs may access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students must access the tab entitled “Forms” and click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (i.e., account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, the student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified needs. 

Total COVID Relief Emergency Aid Distribution: $102,328.64
 

The remaining approximately 6% or $134,433.44 will be allocated in the same manner as outlined above for enrolled, Title IV eligible students at Benedict College, during Spring 2021.  

This report will be updated every 45 days. 

 

Total Amount of Funds Received:
On April 27, 2020, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students in the amount of $2,186,168.00.
 

Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of November 4, 2020:
As of 
November 4, 2020, Benedict College has posted and disbursed Cares Act funds to students as listed below: 

Total Posted                            $1,579,933.25 
Total Payments Processed     $1,284,074.32 

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:
During Fall 2020, Benedict College had 1576 eligible Title IV recipients. For purposes of this grant, a Title IV recipient meets the following criteria:
 

  • received federal funding during the Fall 2020 semester; 

  • was not enrolled in an online academic program; and 

  • was not incarcerated (participants of the Second Chance Pell Program). 

Total Number of Students that Received Aid: 

As of November 4, 2020, ­­­1576 students were eligible. 

Fall 2020 Recipients:
All 1576 spring Title IV recipients received $250.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19.  Total Distribution: $394,000.00.
 

Additionally, $182,889.32, has been distributed to 261 students in accordance with the Emergency Student Aid Application Process. Eligible students are required to complete the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application. 

Instructions to Students and Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients:
Students with direct needs may access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students must access the tab entitled “Forms” and click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (i.e., account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified need.
 

The remaining approximately 27% or $606,234.75 will be allocated in the same manner as outlined above for enrolled, Title IV eligible students at Benedict College during Spring 2021.  

This report will be updated every 45 days. 

Participation Acknowledgment

Benedict College applied for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 10, 2020. The certification and agreement require Benedict to utilize 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 for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare).

Under HEERF, Benedict College was allocated $2,186,168 to provide emergency grants directly to students. The following information provides award and recipient details:

Total Amount of Funds Received:

On April 27, 2020, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students in the amount of $2,186,168.00. 

Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of September 4, 2020:

As of September 4, 2020, Benedict College has posted and disbursed Cares Act funds to students as listed below: 

Total Posted                            $1,492,117.09 
Total Payments Processed     $1,418,561.85 

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:

During Fall 2020, Benedict College had 1576 eligible Title IV recipients. For purposes of this grant, a Title IV recipient meets the following criteria: 

  • received federal funding during the Fall 2020 semester; 

  • was not enrolled in an online academic program; and 

  • was not incarcerated (participants of the Second Chance Pell Program). 

Total Number of Students that Received Aid: 

As of September 4, 2020, ­­­1576 students were eligible. 

Fall 2020 Recipients:

All 1576 spring Title IV recipients received $250.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19.  Total Distribution: $394,000.00. 

Instructions to Students and Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients: 

Students with direct needs may access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students must access the tab entitled “Forms” and click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (i.e., account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified need. 

The remaining approximately 32% or $694,050.91 will be allocated in the same manner as outlined above for enrolled, Title IV eligible students at Benedict College, during Spring 2021 

This report will be updated every 45 days. 

Participation Acknowledgment

Benedict College applied for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 10, 2020. The certification and agreement require Benedict to utilize 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 for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare).

Under HEERF, Benedict College was allocated $2,186,168 to provide emergency grants directly to students. The following information provides award and recipient details:

Total Amount of Funds Received:

On April 27, 2020, Benedict College received the Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students in the amount of $2,186,168.

Total Amount of Funds Distributed as of May 22, 2020:

As of May 22, 2020, Benedict College has distributed $575,759.93 of the $2,186,168.

Estimated Number of Students Eligible:

During spring 2020, Benedict College had 1646 eligible Title IV recipients. For purposes of this grant, a Title IV recipient meets the following criteria:

  • received federal funding during the spring 2020 semester;
  • was not enrolled in an online academic program; and
  • was not incarcerated (participants of the Second Chance Pell program).

Total Number of Students that Received Aid:

As of May 22, 2020, ­­­1646, of which, 166 students applied for, and received additional emergency aid).

Spring, 2020 Recipients:

All 1646 spring Title IV recipients received $250.00 to assist with disruptions caused by COVID-19.  Total Distribution: $411,500.

Additionally, $164,259.93, has been distributed to 166 students in accordance with the Emergency Student Aid Application Process. Eligible students are required to complete the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application

Method Used to Determine Grant Emergency Aid Recipients:

Students with direct needs access the COVID-19 Student Emergency Aid Application by signing into their Tiger Portal account. Once logged in, students click the application link and complete the form indicating specific categories of need with the option to request aid for multiple categories. For each category selected, students must submit supporting documentation (ie. account statement, monthly invoice, loss of employment letter etc.) for review by the committee. Food/laptop needs do not require documentation. Once the student successfully uploads documentation, student submits the application. The committee meets Monday-Friday to review all submitted requests. Students who submit incomplete applications are contacted by text, email and phone to submit missing paperwork. The committee approves each submission based on demonstrated and verified need.

The remaining 50% or $1,093,084, will be allocated in the same manner as outlined above for enrolled, Title IV eligible students at Benedict College, during fall, 2020. 

This report will be updated every 45 days.

 

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