30 Day Reporting Requirements

On April 23, 2020 NC A&T State University signed and returned to the Department of Education the required Funding Certification and Agreement forms and agrees that the University 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 total amount of funds received by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) was $7,051,814. 

The total amount of HEERF funds distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 15, 2020 is $6,920,650. 

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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act equals 9,984.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 9,418.

 

NCAT’s method of determining eligible students for the HEERF Fund was based on student eligibility for Title IV aid.  NCAT determined all students enrolled at the University during the Spring 2020 semester was impacted by COVID-19 by moving to an online method of instruction.  Students vacated the campus and moved home or made other living arrangements.  Students were challenged with technology needs, purchasing food while away from campus, and additional living expenses incurred as a result of relocating while enrolled due to the pandemic.

 

The University understands all students were impacted by COVID-19; however, guidelines were established to ensure equitable distribution among all eligible students.  The University developed the following tiered approach for eligible students enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester with Pell eligible students receiving the maximum award.

 

 

 

Undergraduate (Pell Recipients)

 $   900.00

Undergraduate (Non-Pell Recipients)

 $   500.00

Graduate Students

 $   500.00

Less than Half-time Students (Pell & Non-Pell)

 $   250.00


Ineligible students are encouraged to seek other emergency funding within the University.  Students may still complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA and must meet all criteria to be eligible for Title IV Aid.  Students completing a 2019-2020 FAFSA late and would like to be considered for the HEERF funds must complete a HEERF application.  Funding is limited; therefore, students will be considered and awarded based on eligibility on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

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