CARES Act

CARES ACT

Morehouse received CARES Act funding in May 2020.

CARES ACT POLICY

READ THE MOREHOUSE CARES ACT POLICY HERE.

REPORTS
Initial Reports
Acknowledgement that the Institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification Agreement

On April 24, 2020, Morehouse College signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the Department of Education.

The Total of funds the institution has received from the Department of Education for funds to students

The total amount of funds that the institution received from the Department pursuant to the institutions Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $1,473,910

Total Amount of Federal Aid Distributed to Students

As of May 22, 2020, a total of $806,500 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Estimated number of students eligible to participate under Section 484 in TIV of the Higher Education Act of 1965

There are approximately 1,918 students at Morehouse College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in the TITLE IV of the Higher Education Act of 1964 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(a) of the CARES Act.

Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Approximately 1095 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 5/22/2020.

Methods used by Morehouse College to determine student’s eligibility and amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Please see Morehouse College’s policy on awarding Emergency Grants to Students from the CARES Act

Morehouse Policy on CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students

The following instructions have been provided to students at Morehouse College regarding the CARES Act Emergency Grants to students

The college sent the following communication to students:

  • All communications went out on 5/7/2020 which included the Frequently Asked Questions found here: CARES Act FAQS
    • Notice to student body regarding information of CARES Act emergency funding
    • Notice to all eligible students outlining instructions to complete the self-certification form and Direct Deposit information. The notice had subsequent notices on 5/14/20 and 5/18/20.
    • Notice to ineligible students to include requirements of CARES Act Emergency Funding as set forth by the Department of Education

Students who completed the self-certification and indicated they were affected by COVID-19 and agreed to use funding for its intended purpose were automatically routed for payment based on the criteria listed in our policy. Student applications as well as any questions were routed to
caresactgrant@morehouse.edu. The deadline to complete the self-certification for Spring 2020 was 5/18/20 at 5pm.

Acknowledgement that the Institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification Agreement

On April 24, 2020, Morehouse College signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the Department of Education.

The Total of funds the institution has received from the Department of Education for funds to students

The total amount of funds that the institution received from the Department pursuant to the institutions Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $1,473,910

Total Amount of Federal Aid Distributed to Students

As of July 31, 2020, a total of $914,500 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Estimated number of students eligible to participate under Section 484 in TIV of the Higher Education Act of 1965

There are approximately 1,912 students at Morehouse College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in the TITLE IV of the Higher Education Act of 1964 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(a) of the CARES Act.

Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Approximately 1256 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 7/31/2020.

Methods used by Morehouse College to determine student’s eligibility and amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Please see Morehouse College’s policy on awarding Emergency Grants to Students from the CARES Act

Morehouse Policy on CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students

The following instructions has been provided to students of Morehouse College regarding the CARES Act Emergency Grants to students

The college sent the following communication to students:

  • All initial communications went out on 5/7/2020 which included the Frequently Asked Questions found here: CARES Act FAQS
  • Notice to student body regarding information of CARES Act emergency funding
  • Notice to all eligible students outlining instruction to complete the self-certification form and Direct Deposit information. The notice had subsequent notices throughout the spring and summer semesters of 2020.
  • Notice to ineligible students to include requirements of CARES Act Emergency Funding as set forth by the Department of Education

Students who completed the self-certification and indicated they were affected by COVID-19 and agreed to use funding for its intended purpose were automatically routed for payment based on the criteria listed in our policy. Questions regarding the CARES Act Emergency Funds can be routed to caresactgrant@morehouse.edu.

Acknowledgement that the Institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification Agreement

On April 24, 2020, Morehouse College signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the Department of Education.

The Total of funds the institution has received from the Department of Education for funds to students

The total amount of funds that the institution received from the Department pursuant to the institutions Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $1,473,910

Total Amount of Federal Aid Distributed to Students

As of August 31, 2020, a total of $943,500 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Estimated number of students eligible to participate under Section 484 in TIV of the Higher Education Act of 1965

There are approximately 1,912 students at Morehouse College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in the TITLE IV of the Higher Education Act of 1964 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(a) of the CARES Act.

Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Approximately 1303 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 8/31/2020.

Methods used by Morehouse College to determine student’s eligibility and amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Please see Morehouse College’s policy on awarding Emergency Grants to Students from the CARES Act

Morehouse Policy on CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students

The following instructions has been provided to students of Morehouse College regarding the CARES Act Emergency Grants to students

The college sent the following communication to students:

  • All initial communications went out on 5/7/2020 which included the Frequently Asked Questions found here: CARES Act FAQS
  • Notice to student body regarding information of CARES Act emergency funding
  • Notice to all eligible students outlining instruction to complete the self-certification form and Direct Deposit information. The notice had subsequent notices throughout the spring and summer semesters of 2020.
  • Notice to ineligible students to include requirements of CARES Act Emergency Funding as set forth by the Department of Education

Students who completed the self-certification and indicated they were affected by COVID-19 and agreed to use funding for its intended purpose were automatically routed for payment based on the criteria listed in our policy. Questions regarding the CARES Act Emergency Funds can be routed to caresactgrant@morehouse.edu.

Acknowledgement that the Institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification Agreement

On April 24, 2020, Morehouse College signed and submitted the Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the Department of Education.

The Total of funds the institution has received from the Department of Education for funds to students

The total amount of funds that the institution received from the Department pursuant to the institutions Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $1,473,910

Total Amount of Federal Aid Distributed to Students

As of December 31, 2020, a total of $1,473,906 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Estimated number of students eligible to participate under Section 484 in TIV of the Higher Education Act of 1965

There are approximately 1,912 students at Morehouse College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in the TITLE IV of the Higher Education Act of 1964 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(a) of the CARES Act.

Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Approximately 1,387 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 12/31/2020.

Methods used by Morehouse College to determine student’s eligibility and amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

Please see Morehouse College’s policy on awarding Emergency Grants to Students from the CARES Act

Morehouse Policy on CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students

The following instructions has been provided to students of Morehouse College regarding the CARES Act Emergency Grants to students

The college sent the following communication to students:

  • All initial communications went out on 5/7/2020 which included the Frequently Asked Questions found here: CARES Act FAQS
  • Notice to student body regarding information of CARES Act emergency funding
  • Notice to all eligible students outlining instruction to complete the self-certification form and Direct Deposit information. The notice had subsequent notices throughout the spring and summer semesters of 2020.
  • Notice to ineligible students to include requirements of CARES Act Emergency Funding as set forth by the Department of Education

Students who completed the self-certification and indicated they were affected by COVID-19 and agreed to use funding for its intended purpose were automatically routed for payment based on the criteria listed in our policy. Questions regarding the CARES Act Emergency Funds can be routed to caresactgrant@morehouse.edu.

Quarterly Reports
 
Morehouse College CARES Act 
frequently asked questions
What is the CARES Act Emergency Fund provided by the federal government?
  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which supplies emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.
When will CARES Act Funds be available?
  • Morehouse College applied for a federal CARES Act grant and received funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). During the week of May 11, 2020, Morehouse will begin to distribute grants to students impacted by COVID-19 based on their financial needs. Grant recipients will be notified through their Morehouse College email accounts. 
Who is eligible for CARES Act Funds?
  • Students who apply for CARES Act Funds must be enrolled at least half time as of March 13, 2020 and be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid. The Financial Aid Office will use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to determine your eligibility. Students not deemed eligible on March 13, 2020 are ineligible for the funds.
  • Unfortunately, the DOE does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, students enrolled in distance learning before March 13, 2020, students not meeting satisfactory academic progress, and students not eligible for Federal Student Aid as determined by the DOE.
How much funding will I receive?
  • Award amounts will vary by student as determined by the FAFSA. Students who demonstrate the most need will receiver higher amounts.
How will I receive funds?
  • During the week of May 4, 2020, students will receive a link to certify that they have been impacted by COVID-19. Students must send the form back electronically before funds will be released.
  • Direct deposit is the fastest way to receive funding. If Morehouse does not have your financial institution information on file you can submit or update it with your certification by completing a Morehouse College ACH Direct Deposit Form, or a paper check will be mailed to the address we have on file.
Can I request additional funding?
  • No, award amounts are final as funding is limited. This is a one-time payment unless the federal government passes a subsequent law which includes emergency funding for higher education institutions.
Half of the CARES Act funding is going to Morehouse College students as required by the federal government. How is the College using the other 50 percent of the funds distributed?
  • Colleges and universities will receive allocations and guidance for the institutional share of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in the coming weeks. Institutions will be able to use these funds to cover costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
What if I have an outstanding balance due to the College, will the CARES emergency funding apply to my student account balance?
  • No, the CARES emergency funding will not apply to your student account balance.  You are still responsible for resolving any balance due to the College even if you receive emergency funding provided by the CARES Act.