CARES Act - 45 Day Report

CARES Act - 45 Day Report

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 Funds

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.