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CARES Act Information

 

CARES Act Student Information

In March 2020, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help those who have experienced disruptions due to COVID-19. HACC has been allotted approximately $4.5 million through the CARES Act to be used as emergency financial aid grants. The monies are to provide grants directly to students for expenses including course materials and technology, food, housing, health care and child care.

Please see the reports below for detailed information about the CARES Act funds.

Please check this webpage for updates about the CARES Act. In addition, if you have questions about the CARES Act, please email financialaid@hacc.edu or submit a question through our online coronavirus response form.

Please learn more about HACC Foundation HOPE Grants.

Thank you.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Student Aid Report
April 10, 2021
 

Acknowledgement and Certification of Funds
This is to acknowledge that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement on April 29, 2020, and that the institution has committed to spending 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.
 

Total Funding
HACC received a total of $9,105,781 in CARES Act funding. Of this amount, at least $4,552,891 will be disbursed directly to students who were enrolled at HACC during the spring 2020 semester.


Funds Distributed to Date
HACC began disbursing CARES Act funding to eligible students on June 18, 2020. After significant research, HACC decided the best course of action was to distribute the student portion of funding, totaling $4,552,891, via a 50/50 split.

  • To date, $2,210,262 has been distributed equally to eligible students.
    • $237 has been awarded to each eligible student
    • 9,620 students have been awarded
  • To date, $2,225,938 has been distributed to eligible students utilizing the Pell- eligible Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) index.
    • Eligible students must have an EFC of 5576 or below.
    • $362 has been awarded to each eligible student in addition to the $237 distributed in the first split.
    • 6,301 students have been awarded


Student Eligibility
Based on current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, HACC originally estimated that 9,601 students would be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 1804(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

HACC distributed the CARES Act funding to Title IV-eligible students who were enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020.


Method of Distribution
HACC utilized our current Financial Aid refund process via BankMobile. Students were encouraged to update their BankMobile information and select a refund preference prior to June 15, 2020. To receive the funds in the most expeditious manner, HACC recommended the election of direct deposit via the student’s BankMobile account.

Additionally, students were encouraged to review and update their address on record with HACC via the myHACC portal.


Instructions, Directions and Guidance
On June 11, 2020, HACC notified students via email that CARES Act funding would begin to disburse to eligible students. In this email notification, HACC encouraged students to update their BankMobile information and to be certain a refund option had been selected in order for eligible students to receive these funds. Students were also prompted to check hacc.edu/CARESAct for updated information related to eligibility and disbursement of funding.

General information has been provided to students about HACC’s response to the coronavirus global pandemic at hacc.edu/Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Student Aid Report
Jan. 10, 2021
 

Acknowledgement and Certification of Funds
This is to acknowledge that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement on April 29, 2020, and that the institution has committed to spending 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.
 

Total Funding
HACC received a total of $9,105,781 in CARES Act funding. Of this amount, at least $4,552,891 will be disbursed directly to students who were enrolled at HACC during the spring 2020 semester.
 

Funds Distributed to Date
HACC began disbursing CARES Act funding to eligible students on June 18, 2020. After significant research, HACC decided the best course of action was to distribute the student portion of funding, totaling $4,552,891, via a 50/50 split.

  • To date, $2,216,661 has been distributed equally to eligible students.
    • $237 has been awarded to each eligible student
    • 9,620 students have been awarded
  • To date, $2,228,472 has been distributed to eligible students utilizing the Pell- eligible Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) index.
    • Eligible students must have an EFC of 5576 or below.
    • $362 has been awarded to each eligible student in addition to the $237 distributed in the first split.
    • 6,301 students have been awarded
       

Student Eligibility
Based on current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, HACC originally estimated that 9,601 students would be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 1804(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

HACC distributed the CARES Act funding to Title IV-eligible students who were enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020.
 

Method of Distribution
HACC utilized our current Financial Aid refund process via BankMobile. Students were encouraged to update their BankMobile information and select a refund preference prior to June 15, 2020. To receive the funds in the most expeditious manner, HACC recommended the election of direct deposit via the student’s BankMobile account.

Additionally, students were encouraged to review and update their address on record with HACC via the myHACC portal.


Instructions, Directions and Guidance
On June 11, 2020, HACC notified students via email that CARES Act funding would begin to disburse to eligible students. In this email notification, HACC encouraged students to update their BankMobile information and to be certain a refund option had been selected in order for eligible students to receive these funds. Students were also prompted to check hacc.edu/CARESAct for updated information related to eligibility and disbursement of funding.

General information has been provided to students about HACC’s response to the coronavirus global pandemic at hacc.edu/Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Student Aid Report 

Oct. 10, 2020

 

Acknowledgment and Certification of Funds

This is to acknowledge that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement on April 29, 2020, and that the institution has committed to spending 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.
 

Total Funding

HACC received a total of $9,105,781 in CARES Act funding. Of this amount, at least $4,552,891 will be disbursed directly to students who were enrolled at HACC during the spring 2020 semester.
 

Funds Distributed to Date

HACC began disbursing CARES Act funding to eligible students on June 18, 2020. After significant research, HACC decided the best course of action was to distribute the student portion of funding, totaling $4,552,891, via a 50/50 split.

  • To date, $2,259,321 has been distributed equally to eligible students.
    • $237 has been awarded to each eligible student
    • 9,548 students have been awarded
  • To date, $2,260,690 has been distributed to eligible students utilizing the Pell- eligible Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) index.
    • Eligible students must have an EFC of 5576 or below.    
    • $362 has been awarded to each eligible student in addition to the $237 distributed in the first split.
    • 6,249 students have been awarded

 

Student Eligibility

Based on current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, HACC originally estimated that 9,601 students would be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 1804(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

HACC distributed the CARES Act funding to Title IV-eligible students who were enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020.

 

Method of Distribution

HACC utilized our current Financial Aid refund process via BankMobile. Students were encouraged to update their BankMobile information and select a refund preference prior to June 15, 2020. To receive the funds in the most expeditious manner, HACC recommended the election of direct deposit via the student’s BankMobile account.

Additionally, students were encouraged to review and update their address on record with HACC via the myHACC portal.

 

Instructions, Directions and Guidance

On June 11, 2020, HACC notified students via email that CARES Act funding would begin to disburse to eligible students. In this email notification, HACC encouraged students to update their BankMobile information and to be certain a refund option had been selected in order for eligible students to receive these funds. Students were also prompted to check hacc.edu/CARESAct for updated information related to eligibility and disbursement of funding.

General information has been provided to students about HACC’s response to the coronavirus global pandemic at hacc.edu/Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Student Aid Report
Aug. 26, 2020


Acknowledgement and Certification of Funds
This is to acknowledge that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement on April 29, 2020, and that the institution has committed to spending 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.


Total Funding
HACC received a total of $9,105,781 in CARES Act funding. Of this amount, at least $4,552,891 will be disbursed directly to students who were enrolled at HACC during the spring 2020 semester.


Funds Distributed to Date
HACC began disbursing CARES Act funding to eligible students on June 18, 2020. After significant research, HACC decided the best course of action was to distribute the student portion of funding, totaling $4,552,891, via a 50/50 split.

  • To date, $2,265,009 has been distributed equally to eligible students.
    • $237 has been awarded to each eligible student
    • 9,558 students have been awarded
  • To date, $2,266,844 has been distributed to eligible students utilizing the Pell- eligible Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) index.
    • Eligible students must have an EFC of 5576 or below.
    • $362 has been awarded to each eligible student in addition to the $237 distributed in the first split.
    • 6,262 students have been awarded


Student Eligibility
Based on current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, HACC originally estimated that 9,601 students would be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 1800(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

HACC distributed the CARES Act funding to Title IV-eligible students who were enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020.


Method of Distribution
HACC utilized our current Financial Aid refund process via BankMobile. Students were encouraged to update their BankMobile information and select a refund preference prior to June 15, 2020. To receive the funds in the most expeditious manner, HACC recommended the election of direct deposit via the student’s BankMobile account.

Additionally, students were encouraged to review and update their address on record with HACC via the myHACC portal.


Instructions, Directions and Guidance
On June 11, 2020, HACC notified students via email that CARES Act funding would begin to disburse to eligible students. In this email notification, HACC encouraged students to update their BankMobile information and to be certain a refund option had been selected in order for eligible students to receive these funds. Students were also prompted to check hacc.edu/CARESAct for updated information related to eligibility and disbursement of funding.

General information has been provided to students about HACC’s response to the coronavirus global pandemic at hacc.edu/Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act Student Aid Report
July 12, 2020


Acknowledgement and Certification of Funds
This is to acknowledge that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement on April 29, 2020, and that the institution has committed to spending 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.
 

Total Funding
HACC received a total of $9,105,781 in CARES Act funding. Of this amount, at least $4,552,891 will be disbursed directly to students who were enrolled at HACC during the spring 2020 semester.


Funds Distributed to Date
HACC began disbursing CARES Act funding to eligible students on June 18, 2020. After significant research, HACC decided the best course of action was to distribute the student portion of funding, totaling $4,552,891, via a 50/50 split.

  • To date, $2,268,564 has been distributed equally to eligible students.
    • $237 has been awarded to each eligible student
    • 9,574 students have been awarded
  • To date, $2,271,912 has been distributed to eligible students utilizing the Pell- eligible Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) index.
    • Eligible students must have an EFC of 5576 or below.
    • $362 has been awarded to each eligible student in addition to the $237 distributed in the first split.
    • 6,277 students have been awarded
       

Student Eligibility
Based on current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, HACC originally estimated that 9,601 students would be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 1800(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

HACC distributed the CARES Act funding to Title IV-eligible students who were enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020. Method of Distribution HACC utilized our current Financial Aid refund process via BankMobile. Students were encouraged to update their BankMobile information and select a refund preference prior to June 15, 2020. To receive the funds in the most expeditious manner, HACC recommended the election of direct deposit via the student’s BankMobile account.

Additionally, students were encouraged to review and update their address on record with HACC via the myHACC portal.


Instructions, Directions and Guidance
On June 11, 2020, HACC notified students via email that CARES Act funding would begin to disburse to eligible students. In this email notification, HACC encouraged students to update their BankMobile information and to be certain a refund option had been selected in order for eligible students to receive these funds. Students were also prompted to check hacc.edu/CARESAct for updated information related to eligibility and disbursement of funding. General information has been provided to students about HACC’s response to the coronavirus global pandemic at hacc.edu/Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Student Aid Report
June 10, 2020  
 

Acknowledgement and Certification of Funds
This is to acknowledge that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement on April 29, 2020, and that the institution has committed to spending 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.
 

Total Funding
HACC will receive a total of $9,105,781 in CARES Act funding. Of this amount, at least $4,552,891 will be disbursed directly to students who were enrolled at HACC during the spring 2020 semester.  
 

Funds Distributed to Date
HACC will begin disbursing CARES Act funding to eligible students on June 18, 2020.

  • $2,276,445 will be distributed to all Title-IV eligible students
    • Approximate award to each eligible student: $237
    • Approximate number of students: 9,601
  • $2,276,445.50 will be distributed to eligible students utilizing the Pell-eligible Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) index
    • Eligible students must have an EFC of 5576 or below    
    • Approximate award to each eligible student: $362
    • Approximate number of students: 6,293


Student Eligibility
Based on current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, HACC estimates that 9,601 students will be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 1800(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

HACC will distribute the CARES Act funding to Title IV-eligible students who were enrolled for the spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020.


Method of Distribution
HACC will utilize our current financial aid refund process via BankMobile. Students are encouraged to update their BankMobile information and select a refund preference prior to June 15, 2020. To receive the funds in the most expeditious manner, HACC recommends the election of direct deposit via the student’s BankMobile account.

Additionally, students are encouraged to review and update their address on record with HACC via the myHACC portal.


Instructions, Directions and Guidance
On June 11, 2020, HACC will notify students via email that CARES Act funding will begin to disburse to eligible students. In this email, HACC will encourage students to update their BankMobile information and select a refund option to receive these funds. HACC will also advise students to check hacc.edu/CARESAct for updated information related to eligibility and disbursement of funding.

General information has been provided to students about HACC’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic via hacc.edu/Coronavirus

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act Student Aid Report
May 28, 2020
 

Acknowledgement and Certification of Funds
This is to acknowledge that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement on April 29, 2020, and that the institution has committed to spending 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.
 

Total Funding
HACC will receive a total of $9,105,781 in CARES Act funding. Of this amount, at least $4,552,891 will be disbursed directly to students who were enrolled at HACC during the spring 2020 semester.
 

Funds Distributed to Date
As of close of business on May 28, 2020, HACC has not distributed any CARES Act funds to students.


Student Eligibility
Based on current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, HACC estimates that 7,901 students will be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 1800(a)(1) of the CARES Act.


Number of Students Who have Received Funds
As of close of business on May 28, 2020, HACC has not distributed any CARES Act funds to students.


Method of Distribution
As of close of business on May 28, 2020, HACC has not finalized any methods to distribute CARES Act funding to students.


Instructions, Directions and Guidance
As of close of business on May 28, 2020, HACC has not provided any instructions, directions or guidance to students specifically about emergency financial aid grants available through the CARES Act.

General information has been provided to students about HACC’s response to the coronavirus global pandemic at hacc.edu/Coronavirus.

 

CARES Act Institutional Portion and Strengthening Institutions Program Information