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CARES Act Reporting
Posted 06/05/20 | Updated 10/10/2020

In compliance with section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, East Georgia State College (EGSC) is reporting for funds received and distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

This report also documents that the institution has continued to pay all of its employees and contractors during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

  1. This report acknowledges that the institution signed and returned via grants.gov, the Certification and Agreement ensuring that awarded funds have been or will be used in accordance with the requirements set forth under the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution has received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $1,477,000.
    1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 5/13/2020 is $972,741.00.
    2. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1770.
    3. 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 1742.

 

Fall 2020 Students Awarded as of 9/14/2020
Tiers EFC FT/PT Head Count Award
Tier I 0000 - 2000 FT 461 540.00
Tier I 0000 - 2000 PT 152 270.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 FT 66 486.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 PT 25 243.00
Tier III 5701 Plus FT 157 432.00
Tier III 5701 Plus PT 63 216.00

 

Summer 2020 Students Awarded as of 8/27/2020
Tiers EFC FT/PT Head Count Award
Tier I 0000 - 2000 FT 377 640.00
Tier I 0000 - 2000 PT 32 320.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 FT 72 576.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 PT 2 288.00
Tier III 5601 Plus FT 121 512.00
Tier III 5601 Plus PT 23 256.00

 

Spring 2020 Students Awarded as of 7/9/2020
Tiers EFC FT/PT Head Count Award
Tier I 0000 - 2000 FT 901 660.00
Tier I 0000 - 2000 PT 231 330.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 FT 155 594.00
Tier II 2001 - 5600 PT 45 297.00
Tier III 5601 Plus FT 334 528.00
Tier III 5601 Plus PT 76 264.00

 

DISBURSEMENT PLAN for STUDENTS

Students received a letter from the East Georgia State College President on 5/4/2020 that provided the disbursement plan and eligibility. 

East Georgia State College’s disbursement plan enables many, but not all, EGSC students enrolled in Spring 2020 and Summer Semester 2020 to receive emergency grants.

A student is eligible only if they are or could be eligible to participate in certain federal student aid programs. Eligibility for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 is determined by using the student’s 2019-2020 FAFSA form. Eligibility for Fall 2020 is determined by using the students’ 2020-2021 FAFSA form.

If a student is eligible, emergency awards are then calculated based on a simple formula utilizing the eligible student’s “Estimated Family Contribution” (EFC) as determined by the student’s verified Federal Application for Student Financial Aid [FAFSA], and the number of credit hours for which the student enrolled for Spring 2020, Summer 2020 semesters (including Maymester 2020) and Fall 2020 semester. Students enrolled in less than 4 credit hours for a semester will not receive an emergency grant.

For each semester, emergency award amounts will be divided into three tiers based on EFC. Students with the lowest EFC will be assigned to tier one and will each receive the highest emergency award. Students with the highest EFC will be assigned to tier three and will each receive the lowest emergency award.

Each of these three tiers will then have two levels of emergency awards: a higher level for student taking a higher number of credit hours and a lower level for students taking less credit hours. Students enrolled for the greater number of hours each semester will receive the maximum funding (100%) within the tier to which the student is assigned. Students enrolled in a lower number of hours will receive emergency awards of 50% of the maximum amount for the tier to which the student is assigned.

Number of Hours Required Per Semester and Eligibility Dates

  • Spring 2020
    • Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or above as of April 20, 2020 will receive the higher amount.
    • Students enrolled in 4-11 credit hours as of April 20, 2020 will receive the lower amount. Students enrolled in 1-3 credit hours for Spring 2020 will not receive an emergency award.
  • Summer Semester 2020 (including Maymester)
    • Students enrolled in 4 credit hours or above as of the final census date will receive the higher amount.
    • Students enrolled in 1-3 credit hours as of the final census date will receive the lower amount.
  • Fall 2020
    • Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or above as of September 14, 2020 will receive the higher amount.
    • Students enrolled in 4-11 credit hours as of September 14, 2020 will receive the lower amount. Students enrolled in 1-3 credit hours for Spring 2020 will not receive an emergency award.

Distributions to Students

Funds will be distributed directly to students using EGSC’s financial aid refund process, Bank Mobile, to be used as the student deems necessary to cover expenses related to the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the transition to wholly online schedules. The student will not be required to report to EGSC or account for the expenditure of the emergency funds. Summer distribution amounts will be adjusted based on funds available and final student enrollment

Tiers EFC Number of
Credit Hours
Award -
Spring 2020
Award -
Summer 2020
Award -
Fall 2020
Tier I 0 - 2000 Higher Level $660.00 $640.00 $540.00
Tier I 0 - 2000 Lower Level $330.00 $320.00 $270.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 Higher Level $594.00 $576.00 $486.00
Tier II 2001 - 5700 Lower Level $297.00 $288.00 $243.00
Tier III 5701 Plus Higher Level $528.00 $512.00 $432.00
Tier III 5701 Plus Lower Level $264.00 $256.00 $216.00
  • Transient students are not eligible for emergency awards.
  • Students enrolled in exclusively on-line programs or enrolled in exclusively on-line courses as of March 13, 2020 are not eligible to receive emergency awards.
  • Students that are not eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act 1965, as amended, are not eligible to receive emergency awards.
  • Eligibility to participate in federal financial aid programs for the 2019-2020 academic year requires students to have completed a 2019-2010 FAFSA.  This FAFSA may be completed until June 30, 2020 for the CARES Act Grant. The 2020-2021 FAFSA must be completed by September 30, 2020 for Fall 2020 CARES Act Grant consideration.