CARES Act Disclosure

On March 27, 2020, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act (the CARES Act), which provides economic relief to students facing hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. This relief includes financial assistance to Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) under the Title IV of the Act.

Maine College of Health Professions understands that students may have incurred unanticipated expenses for course materials, technology, food, housing, utilities, transportation, healthcare/medical, and childcare related to the disruptions of campus operations due to COVID 19. With this in mind, the College signed and returned a Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education on August 4th, 2020, which provides emergency financial aid that must be allocated directly to students.  MCHP received $81.223 (50% of the total allocation).

On January 14, 2021, The U.S. Department of Education announced that an additional $21.2 billion dollars were made available to higher education institutions through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Appropriations Act 2021 (CRRSAA). This support has been provided to ensure that learning continues for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. CRRSAA provides economic relief to students facing hardship due to this crisis. Maine College of Health Professions received an additional $81,223 in funding authorized through the amended Certification and Agreement from the Department of Education dated, March 23rd, 2021.

March 11, 2021, The Higher Education Relief Fund III as authorized by the American Rescue Plan was signed into law. Maine College of Health Professions received an amended Certification and Agreement from the Department of Education increasing the fund by 272,206.

To date, the total funding available for student distribution is $434,652

Student Grant Awards – CARES Act

Grants were awarded by check and students were required to sign and confirm the amount and date of delivery.   By accepting the grant, students attested that unexpected expenses due to COVID19 caused a disruption of learning.

As of October 29th, 2020.  MCHP distributed $77,325 in Emergency Financial Aid grants to 158 eligible students.

Eligibility

  • Matriculated students as of September 21st, 2020, and meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Citizenship status
  • A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA
  • Programs whose course delivery was less than 100% online
  • Term enrollment – Summer 2020 and Fall 2020

As of February 4th, 2021, MCHP distributed $16,805 in Emergency Financial Aid grants to 34 students.

Eligibility

  • Matriculated in-coming students as of January 25, 2021, and meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Citizenship status
  • A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA
  • Programs whose course delivery was less than 100% online
  • Term enrollment – Spring 2021

Student Grant Awards – CRRSSA

Grants were awarded by check and students were required to sign and confirm the amount and date of delivery.   By accepting the grant, students attested that unexpected expenses due to COVID19 caused a disruption of learning.

As of April 4, 2021, MCHP distributed $90,566.25 in Emergency Financial Aid grants to 182 students.

Eligibility

  • Matriculated as of January 25, 2021, and meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Citizenship status
  • A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA
  • Term enrollment – Spring 2021

Methodology – CARES Act & CRRSSA

Awards were determined based on the following student status and FAFSA expected family contribution (EFC) formula:  In addition, as part of the CRRSSA, Pell grant recipients were allocated an additional $150 in grant funding.

Student Status (Credits Enrolled)Amount Sliding Scale – EFC % Allocations  
EFC%EFC%
1.     Full Time5500-2500115001-175000.7
2.     ¾ Time4002501-50000.9517501-200000.65
3.     ½ Time2755001-75000.920001-225000.6
4.     < ½ time1507501-100000.8522501-250000.55
10001-125000.825001-999990.5
Award Range – CARES Act

·       Minimum Award $150

·       Maximum Award $1,100

·       Median Award $400

Award Range – CRRSSA

·       Minimum Award $150

·       Maximum Award $550

·       Median Award $500

 

Note:  84 Pell Grant Recipients received an additional $150 allocation

As of June 30, 2021, Student awards initially awarded that have subsequently been voided $4022.50

Student Grant Awards – American Rescue Act

Students awards were posted to the statement of accounts via the student information system.  Students completed an online attestation.  By accepting the grant, students attested that unexpected expenses due to COVID19 caused a disruption of learning.  Students were given the opportunity to apply the award to the statement account or receive the award in full.  Any credit remaining on the account was remitted to the students via a check on September 24, 2021, and thereafter.

As of September 30th, 2021, MCHP distributed $180,125 to 218 students in Fall 2021. Awards were based on enrollment status and EFC as follows:

Eligibility

  • Matriculated as of August 23rd, 2021, and meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Citizenship status
  • A valid 2021-2022 FAFSA or 50% allocation
  • Term enrollment – Fall 2021

 

As of January 31st, 2022, MCHP distributed $97,975 to 198 students Spring 2022.  Awards were based on enrollment status and EFC as follows.  Please note for new student with a start date of January 3rd2 2022 awards were based on the methodology above.  All remaining students received an award based on the methodology below.

 

  • Matriculated as of January 31st, 2022, and meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • A valid 2021-2022 FAFSA or 50% allocation
  • Term enrollment – Spring 2022

Methodology – American Rescue Act

September awards were determined based on the following student status and FAFSA expected family contribution (EFC) formula.

Student Status (Credits Enrolled)AmountSliding Scale EFC Allocation 
EFC%
1.     Full Time11000-100001
2.     < ½ time55010001-200000.75
20001-Above0.5

 

Award Range – CARES Act

  • Minimum Award $275
  • Maximum Award $1,100
  • Median Award $1,100

 

January awards were determined based on the following student status and FAFSA expected family contribution (EFC) formula.

 

Student Status (Credits Enrolled)Amount
1.     Full Time$400
2.     < ½ time$200
3. Additional Pell$100

 

Award Range – CARES Act

  • Minimum Award $200
  • Maximum Award $500
  • Median Award $400