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CARES Act Funding Distribution

CARES Act Funding Distribution

Quarterly Reports for Institutional Funds

2021

2020

Student Funds Distributed

As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, NEMCC received a total of $8,715,293.00 in relief funding to be distributed by NEMCC as direct payments to students who demonstrate significant need because of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. NEMCC has provided these direct payments to students as outlined below. In addition, another $4,841,118.63 from the institutional portion of these monies and Federal Work Study funds and FSEOG funds transferred were used as emergency grants, bringing the total grants to students to $13,556,411.63.

Students Eligible to Participate (CARES Act)

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 2,269. The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was 2,396.

Eligibility Requirements

Northeast Mississippi Community College determined which students were eligible based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education. Those guidelines stipulated that current students as of March 13, 2020, excluding fully online students, who were eligible to apply for financial aid under Title IV programs were eligible to receive emergency grants under the CARES Act. The college developed an application process for students who had not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to self-certify to prove their eligibility for grants under the CARES Act. Eligible students received a pro-rata portion of the emergency grants based on the number of credit hours for which they were enrolled as of March 13, 2020, (capped at 12 hours, which is full-time enrollment), with a minimum of three hours enrolled. Based on the proration calculation, students received the following amounts based on enrolled credit hours:

12 hours $830.10
11 hours $760.93
10 hours $691.75
9 hours $622.58
8 hours $553.41
7 hours $484.23
6 hours $415.05
5 hours $345.88
4 hours $276.70
3 hours $207.53

 

Student Guidance

All students who were deemed eligible by NEMCC received the following information through their college email:

Dear Student: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides economic relief to students who incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).Northeast Mississippi Community College is committed to providing this economic relief money directly to our students in as transparent and expeditious a manner as possible. Undoubtedly, there will be questions regarding who is eligible to receive these funds, how the money will be distributed to students, and how receipt of CARES Act funding may impact a student’s other finances. Please see the FAQs below. **Recipients of this email are qualified and will receive funds in the next couple of days.**

Students Eligible to Participate (CRRSAA Act)

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 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act is 2,695. The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act was 2,695 as of May 10, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

Northeast Mississippi Community College determined which students were eligible based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education. Those guidelines stipulated that current students who had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic were eligible, with priority to be given to PELL Grant recipients. Eligible students received a pro-rata portion of the emergency grants based on the number of credit hours for which they were enrolled as of March 26, 2021, (capped at 12 hours, which is full-time enrollment). PELL Grant recipients received an amount equal to 1.5 times the amount received by non-Pell Grant recipients. Based on the proration calculation, students received the following amounts based on enrolled credit hours:

Credit Hours Pell Grant Recipient Non-Pell Grant Recipient
12 hours $1,272.52 $848.34
11 hours $1,166.47 $777.65
10 hours $1,060,43 $706.95
9 hours $954.39 $63626
8 hours $848.34 $565.56
7 hours $742.30 $494.87
6 hours $636.26 $424.17
5 hours $530.22 $353.48
4 hours $424.17 $282.78
3 hours $318.13 $212.09
2 hours $212.09 $141.39
1 hour $106.05 $70.70

 

Student Guidance

All students deemed eligible by NEMCC received the following information through text (unless the student had opted out of texting):

You will be receiving a Covid 19 emergency grant for the Spring 2021 semester from NEMCC. These funds were sent to Bank Mobile on Thursday April 1. If you have never set up your refund preference, please contact the Business Office. To view the amount of your refund, you will need to look in your TigerOne portal as we are not allowed to give amounts over the phone or by text. If you are a high school dual enrolled student, your check was mailed on March 31.

Students Eligible to Participate (ARP Act)

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 2003 of the ARP Act is 4,665. The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 2003 of the ARP Act was 4,665 as of July 22, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northeast Mississippi Community College decided to offer grants for the Summer 2021 term to all students who had been affected by the Coronavirus. Grants for summer school included all charges necessary to attend classes during the summer, plus $550 for additional expenses for eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. The college created an application for students to submit for eligibility as determined based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education. Those guidelines stipulated that current students who had been affected by the pandemic were eligible to receive emergency grants under the ARP Act, with priority to be given to PELL Grant recipients. Eligible students received emergency grants based on the full cost of tuition, required fees, and required course material fees (textbooks, etc.) on hours for which they were enrolled as of the enrollment census date(s) for each part of term of the summer term (capped at 12 credit hours, with a minimum of three credit hours enrolled).

Student Guidance

All students deemed eligible by NEMCC received the following information through a series of text messages (unless the student had opted out of texting):

First Text

You will be notified by text when the summer Covid refund checks will be available. We expect to be able to start handing these out by the end of June. If you are only enrolled in July classes your refund will be disbursed at the end of July.

Second Text

If you are due a Refund for the Summer 1 or Full-Term Summer session(s) your check will be available for pick up Monday, June 28, 2021, and Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 8:30AM-3:30PM, and Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 8:30AM-12:00PM at the Business Office in Ramsey Hall. You must have a valid Northeast ID or Driver's License in order to pick up your check. Please follow signage and get in the proper line based on your last name. Any check not picked up by Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at noon will be mailed to you.

Third Text, (sent the same day as the second text)

To check whether you are due a refund, go to my.nemcc.edu and then click on TigerOne Student Portal to log in with your Northeast email and password. Click on the Account Information tab on the left, then click on the Statement History button in the center, then click on the Unbilled tab. If your account is showing a line item "Credit Balance Refund", then you are getting a refund. Refunds are ONLY by check this summer. The BankMobile and direct deposit options are not available this summer.

Fourth Text

If you are due a Refund for the Summer II Session, your check is available for pick up today, July 26 through Wednesday, July 28 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Business Office in Ramsey Hall. You must have a valid Northeast ID or Driver's License in order to pick up your check. Any check not picked up by Wednesday, July 28, 2021 will be mailed to you.