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HEERF Reporting

    1. An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

      Institutions who received HEERF I grant funds under the CARES Act were not required to submit an application for the HEERF II or HEERF III grants. Concordia University received its HEERF III Grant Award Notification on May 20, 2021. In keeping with the terms of acceptance of these funds, Concordia University will use no less than $3,453,520, in accordance with section 2003(7) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants directly to students.

     

    1. 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 under the ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.Concordia University, as part of the ARPA (HEERF III) received $3,453,520 for student emergency grants.

     

    1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).As of 7/1/2021, $658,00  has been sent out to students either via direct deposit or paper check or applied to students accounts with student confirmation.

     

    1. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.Approximately 3584 Concordia University students were eligible to participate in this program.

     

    1. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.1,916 have received emergency grants under the  ARPA/ HEERF III Act as of 7/1/2021.

     

    1. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.Concordia University made awards to Title IV eligible students who were registered for the summer 2021 term. The grants were awarded based on five primary factors including financial need as determined by the FAFSA, undergraduate/graduate status, full-time/part-time enrollment, dependency status and number of dependents. The amounts awarded were $250-$750 per student based on these criteria. The grants were transferred via direct deposit to a student’s bank account or via check where banking information was not available.

     

    1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.Students were apprised of the University’s plans to distribute the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and the University’s COVID information web-site. Students were not required to apply for these grants unless they had not filed a FAFSA, in which case an institutional application form whereby students attested to their Title IV funding eligibility was required.
  • As a requirement of the CRRSAA  (HEERF II) the following disclosures are provided. This information includes the allocation and criteria of student selection.

    1. Concordia University, St. Paul acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than $794,368 of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA 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 Student.Concordia University, as part of the CRRSAA (HEERF II), has received $794,368 for student emergency grants. 100% of these funds have been disbursed to students directly in cash payment either via direct deposit or paper checks or applied to students accounts with student confirmation.
    3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(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).As of 7/1/2021, $794,368 has been sent out to students either via direct deposit or paper check or applied to students accounts with student confirmation.
    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 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act.Approximately 5045 Concordia University students were eligible to participate in this program and 2000 students demonstrated exceptional need.
    5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CARES Act.1,867 have received emergency grants under the  CRRSA Act as of 7/1/2021.
    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 314(a)(1) of the CARES Act.Concordia University made awards to Title IV eligible students who were registered for the summer 2021 term. The grants were awarded based on three primary factors including financial need as determined by the FAFSA, undergraduate/graduate status and full-time and part-time enrollment. The amounts awarded were $250-$500 per student based on these criteria. The grants were transferred via direct deposit to a student’s bank account or via check where banking information was not available.

    7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.Students were apprised of the University’s plans to distribute the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and the University’s COVID information web-site. Students were not required to apply for these grants unless they had not filed a FAFSA, in which case an institutional application form whereby students attested to their Title IV funding eligibility was required.
  • Concordia St. Paul is pleased that Congress is providing support for higher education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

    CSP has received an allocation from the CARES Fund which will be used to help eligible students with “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.” The Department of Education (ED) has determined that Title IV eligible students who were not enrolled in a fully online program prior to March 13, 2020, are eligible to receive grant funding. Using the DoE guiding principals over 1,200 of our 5,139 students are eligible.  Students do not need to apply and funds will be disbursed in the near term. Eligible students will be notified via email from finaid@csp.edu.

    In compliance with reporting requirements prescribed for above referenced grants, the following information is posted on Concordia University’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) page on its primary website:

    1. Concordia University signed and returned to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement to receive funding under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES ACT”). No less than 50% of the funds received under this code section will be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 
    2. The University received $795,000 pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
    3. As of December 22,  2020,  the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) was $794,805.
    4. Approximately 1,300 Concordia University students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    5.  1293 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    6. Concordia University made awards to Title IV eligible students who were registered on March 16, 2020 and enrolled in academic programs that moved from face-to-face classes to online instruction due to the coronavirus. The grants were awarded based on three primary factors including financial need as determined by the FAFSA, and undergraduate/graduate status. The amounts awarded was $500-755 per student based on these criteria. The grants were transferred via direct deposit to a student’s bank account or via check where banking information was not available.
    7. Students were apprised of the University’s plans to distribute the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email and the University’s COVID information web-site. Students were not required to apply for these grants unless they had not filed a FAFSA, in which case an institutional application form whereby students attested to their Title IV funding eligibility was required.