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CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
  1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department 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 Funding Certification Agreement was submitted by Mississippi Delta Community College on April 22, 2020.  The College was awarded $2,743,944 in total for Emergency Relief funds.  Fifty percent (50%) of these funds are allocated for direct student emergency assistance.

  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
    • The amount allocated to Mississippi Delta Community College for direct student emergency assistance is $1,371,972.

  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of June 23, 2020, Mississippi Delta Community College has made grant disbursements to students in the amount of $1,352,566.44.  These funds were distributed to students through Bank Mobile by direct deposit or check.

  4. 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.
    • Mississippi Delta Community College has 2,862 students enrolled for FY20 who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.  Of these students, 1,204 were eligible to receive assistance from the CARES Emergency Student Assistance.

  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of June 23, 2020, the number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 1,204.

  6. 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.
    • (a) Student had to be enrolled in classes as of March 13, 2020
    • (b) Students were given until May 25, 2020 to have a completed FAFSA on file with Mississippi Delta Community College.
    • (c) Students enrolled in fully online classes prior to March 13, 2020 are not eligible.
    • (d) Dual enrolled students aren’t eligible.
    • The College started pulling information on May 26, 2020 that met these criteria on May 26, 2020.  The students were sorted by credit hours as of March 13, 2020.  A cap not to exceed 15 hours was placed.  An hourly amount of $81.88 was then used to calculate the grant award.  Grant Awards ranged from $245.64 for a student enrolled in three (3) credit hours to $1,228.20 for a student enrolled in fifteen (15) or more credit hours.

  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • The communication to students can be found on the Mississippi Delta Community College website by clicking here.

 

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