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Cares Act

CARES ACT


Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and sent money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.

On June 1, 2020 Central Coast signed An acknowledgement that the institution returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution 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.

Since then, Integrity College of Health (ICOH) has secured its first round of CARES Act emergency funding for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Award amounts will range from $500 to $1,000 per student and  who meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be current recipient of Title IV Student Federal Financial Aid, and;
  2. Must have been in attendance at a ground campus on or before March 13, 2020, and;
  3. Must have been required to move to an online classroom environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and;
  4. Must be currently attending Integrity College of Health.

All eligible students who qualify for CARES funding will be receiving an email with application instructions.

Award amounts will be based on Pell Grant and Title IV eligibility as well as the length of the program currently enrolled.  For questions about eligibility, students should contact their campus Financial Aid Office for assistance.

Awarding Table

 

 

 

Program

T4

Amt Disbursed

 CARE Award

VN

Pell

$6000+

 $            1,000

VN

Pell

$3000-$5999

 $                700

VN

Pell

$0-2999

 $                500

MA

Pell

Greater than $1

 $                500

On Jun 12, 2020 Integrity College of Health received $44,382 for awarding CARES Grants to students who were in attendance on or before March 13, 2020 and whose studies were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At ICOH, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).  Awards issued in Round 1 of the awarding schedule at ICOH is as follows:

Program

Total Amount of Awards

Medical Assisting

$3,500

Vocational Nursing

$18,900

Total Amount

$22,400

 At ICOH, The estimated total number of students at the institution who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under  Section 484  of the Higher Education Act   of 1965, as amended,  and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is as follows:

Program

Total # of Students

Medical Assisting

7

Vocational Nursing

23

Total # of Students

30

As of June 30, 2020, the total number of students who applied for a grant and have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is as follows:

Program

Total # of Students

Total $ Amount Disbursed

Medical Assisting

7

$3500

Vocational Nursing

23

$18,900

Totals

30

22,400

ICOH expects to issue Round 2 awards by the end of July 2020 for the remaining amount of $21,982.  Individual award amounts will be based on remaining student eligibility.