ETSU Cares Act Reporting
1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and 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.
2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
3. 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).
4. 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.
5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Eligible students will receive a cash payment through Direct Deposit (if established) or a paper check by mail. Eligibility criteria:
• Student must be enrolled for spring 2020 semester as a degree seeking student.
• Student must have completed 2019-2020 FAFSA and meet all eligibility requirements for Title IV Financial Aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
• Not enrolled exclusively in online classes.
Awards have been distributed to eligible undergraduate students, based on need, as determined by the 2019-2020 FAFSA with an emphasis on providing additional support to the neediest populations.
|• Pell grant recipients with 0-2100 EFC:
|• Pell grant recipients with 2100-5576 EFC:||$ 600|
|• Students eligible for Direct loans and not receiving grants:||$ 280|
Graduate & Professional Students
Awards in the amount of $280 have been distributed to eligible graduate and professional students.
CARES Act Grant Funding – CARE Report Application Process
ETSU has reserved 10% ($550,000) of the initial Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students for direct student emergency grant requests. Students must have been enrolled in the spring 2020 semester and meet the eligibility requirements for Title IV Financial Aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act. Students with significant financial need for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus may submit a request for CARES Act funding through the ETSU Care Report.
Award amounts will be determined based on a student’s eligibility and circumstances but will not exceed $1,500.
7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
An email was sent to students that received Emergency Financial Aid Grant funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. CARES Act information was also included in a campus wide email and as an announcement posted to the university’s Coronavirus Response webpage.