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HEERF III Final Report

Last Updated September 6th, 2022

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds III (HEERF III) provide direct emergency assistance to support students’ cost of attendance and emergency costs that arise due to the Coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare (including mental), and child care. 

Boise Bible College submitted a Funding Certification and Agreement under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in April 2020. Pursuant to this agreement, the University assures that no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act are being used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. These funds could be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the CARES Act, Boise Bible College has received funds and distributed those funds to students to assist them with emergency financial relief related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. These grants are intended to be used by students for food, housing, moving, course materials, technology, health care, childcare, and other costs relating to the campus closure.

Boise Bible College signed the Certificate and Agreement for these funds provided for under Section 18004(a)(1) on May 13, 2020, and these funds were allocated to Boise Bible College from the DOE in two installments, on July 17 and July 21, 2020. Boise Bible College has received a total of $130,055 from the DOE for this portion of the program. The DOE has required institutions to use no less than 50% of the total funds received from Section 18004 provision to go directly to students to provide emergency relief as described above.

Since July 22, 2020, Boise Bible College has sent checks totaling $62,200 directly to 71 eligible students who certified that they had needs and met the eligibility criteria. Eligible students are U.S. Citizens, were enrolled at least part-time in on-campus classes during the Spring 2020 semester, eligible to receive Title IV aid, and had expenses due to disruption of campus operations.

All eligible students were contacted directly by email, phone calls, texts and/or personal conversations. Eligible students were required to log into their personal accounts and complete a form to request funds. They could request up to $900 prior to September 1, 2020. Any remaining funds not requested by students will be equally distributed to students to those students who certified they had needs and met the eligibility criteria. At the end of the Spring semester in 2020, Boise Bible College received a total grant award of $130,055 from the Department of Education under this program. As part of the program, 50% or more of that amount will be sent directly to students to provide emergency relief.

On December 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which provides an additional $22.7 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Bosie Bible College received additional funds for a grand total of $315,354 that was given to students. Boise Bible College also received an equal portion that was available to offset institutional costs and recover lost revenues directly related to the coronavirus pandemic for a total of $712,143. The quarterly reports below reflect the institutional awards. 

For the CRRSAA act the method was updated because the eligibility requirements were modified – Title IV eligibility no longer affected students for these funds. The updated method was that a roster was made of all of students who would attend in-person classes during the 2020-2021 year and the 2021-2022 academic year. Those students were contacted by directly by e-mail, and in-person contact at registration. At that time the students gave consent to the funds. Then at the census date of the semester, the aid was divided between those who have the greatest need (0 EFC), those eligible for the Pell grant, and those not eligible for Pell grants or did not complete a FAFSA. The groups had different amounts depending on the need factors described above and their enrollment level (Full time: 12+ credits, Quarter time: 9-11 credits, Half-time: 6-8 credits, and Less than half time: 1-5 credits).

This page has been established to comply with the public reporting requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education for these federal grant funds.

2020 Spring Semester Aid

The total amount of funds received to be awarded to students: $62,200

Total amount disbursed to students: $62,200

Total number of students eligible to receive the funds: 71

The month of Disbursement: September 2020

Methods used to identify the eligible students: Enrolled in-person during Spring 2020, eligible for Title IV aid (federal financial assistance),

Guidance given to students: Students who received the CARES Act Funding were sent the following e-mail:

This past Spring the college and the nation faced the COVID-19 crisis. This caused upheaval in many ways among them was the temporary move to online classes for the semester. Other schools had to face a shortened semester or even the suspension of classes. In order to help students and schools the federal government passed the CARES act of which included a portion entitled the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by this national disaster.

We are contacting you because Boise Bible College has applied for and received these funds that will go directly to students affected during the Spring 2020 semester, even if you just graduated. To receive these special funds, you must be Title IV eligible, in other words, eligible to receive FAFSA aid.

These Eligibility requirements are but are not limited to:

–      Enrolled in a degree-seeking program in Spring 2020

–      Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (not on Financial Aid Suspension during Spring 2020)

–      Be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or other eligible non-citizen

–      Not in default on a Title IV loan

–      Register for Selective Service (if male)

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds are specifically intended for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. These expenses can include eligible expenses already included in your cost of attendance, including but not limited to:

–      Relocation expenses

–      Food

–      Housing

–      Course materials

–      Technology

–      Health care

–      Child care

To apply for this specific COVID-19 aid you will need to self-certify that you are eligible, then we will check your eligibility. All of the above (and other Title IV eligibility requirements) are automatically checked Boise Bible College has received a 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA! The FAFSA can be completed at www.FAFSA.gov.

The school will be in contact with you shortly about the amount and application process (in your ASLAN account) on how you can receive those funds.

2021 Spring Semester Aid

Total amount of funds received to be awarded to students: $65,028

Total amount disbursed to students: $65,040

Total number of student eligible to receive the funds: 78

Month of Disbursement: February 24th 2021

Methods used to identify the eligible students: Enrolled in-person during Spring 2021, sorted into 3 groups: 0 EFC (21 students), those Pell eligible and have more than a 0 EFC (21 students) and those not Pell eligible/did not do a FAFSA (35). Then the awards were determined for each grouping. The awards we prorated for those in non-Full time enrollment levels.

Guidance given to students:

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (P.L. 116-260). This new law gives the U.S. Department of Education approximately $22.7 billion to distribute to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

We are contacting you because Boise Bible College has applied for and will receive a portion of these funds that will go to you.

These funds may be used for any component of your cost of attendance such as Tuition, Fees, Housing, Food, Books, School Supplies, or Personal Expenses (that are related to your schooling). It can also be used for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as health care (including mental health care) or child care.

To apply for the this specific COVID-19 grant aid you will need to visit the Business Office so you can accept or decline the aid.

If you received this e-mail, you must come into the Business Office as soon as possible so we can process this stimulus aid for you. The very latest we can process this aid is February 23rd.

2021 Fall Semester Aid

Total amount of funds received to be awarded to students: $92,649

Total amount disbursed to students: $92,649

Total number of student eligible to receive the funds: 87

Month of Disbursement: September 10th

Methods used to identify the eligible students: Enrolled in-person during Fall 2021, sorted into 3 groups: 0 EFC (22 students), those Pell eligible and have more than a 0 EFC (24 students) and those not Pell eligible/did not do a FAFSA (41). Then the awards were determined for each grouping. The awards we prorated for those in non-Full time enrollment levels.

Guidance given to students:

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.

We are contacting you because Boise Bible College has applied for and will receive a portion of these funds that will go to you.

These funds may be used for any component of your cost of attendance such as Tuition, Fees, Housing, Food, Books, School Supplies, or Personal Expenses (that are related to your schooling). It can also be used for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Just like all other financial aid, disbursements will be around February 4th (the last day you can drop your classes without a WP of WF grade). Any refund processing (if your aid is more than your balance) will start after that date.

In the meantime, if you took out student loans please take this time to think about reducing or rejecting your loans if the HEERF III funds are sufficient for your financial aid needs.

You can visit the Financial Aid Department and the Business Office if you would like to update your loans.

2022 Spring Semester Aid

Total amount of funds received to be awarded to students: $92,649

Total amount disbursed to students: $92,657

Total number of student eligible to receive the funds: 83

Month of Disbursement: February 4th

Methods used to identify the eligible students: Enrolled in-person during Spring 2022, sorted into 3 groups: 0 EFC (22 students), those Pell eligible and have more than a 0 EFC (24 students) and those not Pell eligible/did not do a FAFSA (41). Then the awards were determined for each grouping. The awards we prorated for those in non-Full time enrollment levels.

Guidance given to students:

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.

We are contacting you because Boise Bible College has applied for and will receive a portion of these funds that will go to you.

These funds may be used for any component of your cost of attendance such as Tuition, Fees, Housing, Food, Books, School Supplies, or Personal Expenses (that are related to your schooling). It can also be used for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Just like all other financial aid, disbursements will be around February 4th (the last day you can drop your classes without a WP of WF grade). Any refund processing (if your aid is more than your balance) will start after that date.

In the meantime, if you took out student loans please take this time to think about reducing or rejecting your loans if the HEERF III funds are sufficient for your financial aid needs.

You can visit the Financial Aid Department and the Business Office if you would like to update your loans.

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