HEERF Grant Aid

Providence Christian College

URGENT UPDATE

HEERF Grant Aid

HEERF grant aid distributed to Providence students

Providence Christian College has distributed more than $90 thousand in emergency financial aid grants to students under a provision of the federal CARES Act designed to help students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Providence-administered grants were made possible by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) established pursuant to Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

In May, Providence was awarded $195,830 from HEERF with the requirement that no less than 50% of those funds be distributed to students as emergency financial aid grants. As of May 15, 2020, Providence has disbursed $72,450 of emergency financial aid grants to students. Providence estimates that approximately $105,000 will be awarded to students to help cover expenses as a result of the disruption of education due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The estimated total number of students at Providence potentially eligible to receive the emergency financial aid grants is 127. Providence reports 115 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CARES Act.

The emergency grant amounts that Providence students received were determined by a formula that incorporated Department of Education guidelines, Pell Grant eligibility, and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated in FAFSA applications submitted for the 2019/20 academic year. Eligibility for baseline grant aid also included if the student was a resident student who had to move out of the residence Village.  A separate survey was sent via email to allow students to make special requests for extenuating circumstances.

Providence sent notices by email to eligible students about how the grants were being disbursed and provided updates to its public website.

NOTE: Providence Christian College is providing this information to demonstrate compliance with requirements of the CARES Act for institutions receiving allocations from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.