CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Fiscal Year 2020:

Kilgore College has signed and submitted the “Certification and Agreement – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” document to the U.S. Department of Education. Within this document, KC certifies that it will use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

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  1. Under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, Kilgore College received $1,954,443 to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. More than 3,300 Kilgore College students have documented eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, one eligibility criteria to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. As of Jan. 31, 2021, Kilgore College has disbursed $1,946,316 to 3,333 students in the form of emergency aid.
  3. Kilgore College will be using the following criteria to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

a. The student has a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file at Kilgore College to document eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and
b. The student was enrolled in at least one face-to-face course as of March 13th that was moved to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or
c. The student was enrolled in a course that was not able to be completed remotely and was assigned an incomplete to be made up in the summer.

       4. Students seeking Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act who do not have a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file at Kilgore College are encouraged to complete one immediately.

Students with a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file may receive an initial distribution of Emergency Financial Aid Grants using the criteria listed in #3 automatically, with no additional applications required.

Students who do not have a valid 2019-2020 FAFSA on file or students requesting additional funding beyond the automatic disbursement may submit an application for aid to be made available on the Kilgore College website.

        5. Given that Kilgore College did not disburse all CARES Act funding during the Spring and Summer 2020 terms, and;

Given that the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 continued into the Fall 2020 semester, and;

Given that the Governor’s Executive Order mandates required the addition of remote learning components to all face-to-face classes to ensure adequate social distancing requirements were met;

Kilgore College will be using following criteria to determine which students receive an automatic Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursement and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:

a. The student has a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA on file at Kilgore College to document eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and
b. The student is enrolled in at least one face-to-face course in the Fall 16 week semester and/or the Fall 1 term.


CRRSAA FUNDS:

Kilgore College received CRRSA Act funding to continue the support of eligible students financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is limited and available until exhausted.

An automatic disbursement of $450, designed to support technology and connectivity expenses, was made to 2,152 Title IV eligible students enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester that meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
  • Not enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
  • Currently enrolled and making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans.
  • Not be in default on a Title IV loan.

Fiscal Year 2021 – First Quarter

Total disbursed: $968,400

A supplemental disbursement of $275, designed to offset premium room and board expenses due to limited capacity in KC residence halls, was made to 133 students meeting the above criteria and the following criteria:

  • Purchased a KC residence hall room and associated meal plan during the Spring 2021 semester, and
  • The above referenced room and board fees were not paid by a scholarship or other third party source.

Fiscal Year 2021 – Second Quarter

Total disbursed: $36,877

An automatic disbursement of $220 or $330, depending upon length of enrollment and designed to support technology and connectivity expenses, was made to 1,059 Title IV eligible students enrolled in the Summer 2021 term that meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
  • Not enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
  • Currently enrolled and making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans.
  • Not be in default on a Title IV loan.

Fiscal Year 2021 – Third Quarter

Total disbursed: $308,770

An automatic disbursement of ranging between $200 to $3,100, depending upon length of enrollment, number of credits taken, designations as economically disadvantaged, and if the student aged out of foster care.  The distribution was designed to support students through the prolonged effects of COVID.  The distribution was made to 3,365 eligible students enrolled in the Fall 2021 term that meet the following criteria:

Enrolled in a degree or certificate program.

  •  Not enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
  •  Currently enrolled.

Fiscal Year 2021 – Fourth Quarter

Total disbursed: $3,260,400


The amount the student received was based on the following matrix:

TIERAttended Fall 1Attending Fall 2Full Load< Full LoadTier Base
Distribution
Economically
Disadvantaged
Distribution
Aged Out of
Foster Care Distribution
Potential
Distribution
Tier 1XXX 8008001,5003,100
Tier 2 XX 4004001,5002,300
Tier 3X X 4004001,5002,300
Tier 4XX X4004001,5002,300
Tier 5 X X2002001,5001,900
Tier 6X  X2002001,5001,900

An automatic disbursement of ranging between $200 to $3,100, depending upon length of enrollment, number of credits taken, designations as economically disadvantaged, and if the student aged out of foster care. The distribution was designed to support students through the prolonged effects of COVID. The distribution was made to 2,895 eligible students enrolled in the Spring 2022 term that meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a degree or certificate program
  • Not enrolled in elementary or secondary school
  • Currently enrolled

Fiscal Year 2022 – Second Quarter

Total disbursed: $2,782,600

TIERAttended Spring 1Attending Spring 2Full Load< Full LoadTier Base
Distribution
Economically
Disadvantaged
Distribution
Aged Out of
Foster Care Distribution
Potential
Distribution
Tier 1XXX 8008008003,100
Tier 2 XX 4004004002,300
Tier 3X X 4004004002,300
Tier 4XX X4004004002,300
Tier 5 X X2002002001,900
Tier 6X  X2002002001,900

An automatic disbursement of ranging between $67.25 to $963, depending upon length of enrollment, number of credits taken, designations as economically disadvantaged, and if the student aged out of foster care. The distribution was designed to support students through the prolonged effects of COVID. The distribution was made to 3,204 eligible students enrolled in the Fall 2022 term that meet the following criteria:

  1. Enrolled in a degree or certificate program
  2. Not enrolled in elementary or secondary school
  3. Currently enrolled

Fiscal Year 2023 – First Quarter

Total disbursed: $1,080,917

TIERAttended Spring 1Attending Spring 2Full Load< Full LoadTier Base
Distribution
Economically
Disadvantaged
Distribution
Aged Out of
Foster Care Distribution
Potential
Distribution
Tier 1XXX 269.00269.00269.00963.00
Tier 2 XX 134.50134.50134.50694.00
Tier 3X X 134.50134.50134.50694.00
Tier 4XX X134.50134.50134.50694.00
Tier 5 X X67.2567.2567.25559.50
Tier 6X  X67.2567.2567.25559.50

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.kilgore.edu/covid-19.


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