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CARES ACT: KCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

This statement provides information to comply with reporting requirements for Kansas Christian College’s (KCC) participation in the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

On April 9, 2020, in a letter from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, KCC learned that the university would receive an allocation from the HEERF program of $117,258 of which no less than $58,629 must be distributed to eligible students in the form of emergency grants related to disruption of instruction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On April 27, 2020, KCC submitted the required grant documents for the first part of the HEERF funds for student emergency grants.  KCC submitted the required certification document at that time.

On May 4, 2020, KCC received notice that the HEERF emergency student funds grant of $58,629 was approved and ready for drawdown in the G5 system.

On May 8, 2020, KCC President Chad Pollard issued a notice to all students concerning the availability of the emergency grants and the eligibility requirements.

On May 8, 2020, KCC applied $57,000 of the expected institutional grant portion as refunds/credits to student accounts relating to the shutdown of the residence hall due to COVID-19.

On May 11, 2020, KCC disbursed 73 grants totaling $58,629 to eligible students.  Eligible students were current students enrolled in the traditional program who completed or were eligible to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. This list was provided by the Financial Aid office. The amount of individual grants was awarded according to Pell vs. non-Pell eligibility on a 60/40 percent split respectively. The amount provided to Pell eligible students was $866.44, and the amount provided to non-Pell eligible students was $577.62. The total amount awarded is exactly the 50% minimum required for the HEERF grants.

On May 13, 2020, KCC submitted the required grant documents for the second part of the HEERF funds for institutional grants. KCC submitted the required certification document at that time.

On May 13, 2020, KCC submitted the required grant documents in application for funding through FIPSE under the CARES Act.

On May 18, 2020, KCC received notice that the HEERF institutional grant portion of $58,629 was approved and available for drawdown.

On June 18, 2020, KCC applied the balance of the institutional grant portion to expenses relating to the COVID-19 shutdown and other related expenses.

On January 19, 2021, KCC received notice that the HEERF student grant portion of $58,629 was approved and available for drawdown.

On March 2, 2021, KCC drew down the student grant portion of $58,629.

On March 10, 2021, KCC disbursed 107 grants totaling $58.629 to eligible students. Eligible students were current students enrolled in the traditional or online programs who completed or were eligible to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. This list was provided by the Financial Aid office. The amount of individual grants was awarded according to traditional vs. online program according to a 60/40 percent split respectively.  Within each program, Pell vs. non-Pell eligibility was awarded on a 60/40 percent split respectively. The amount provided to Pell eligible students in the traditional program was $652.24, the amount provided to non-Pell eligible students in the traditional program was $434.83, the amount provided to Pell eligible students in the online program was $434.83, the amount provided to non-Pell eligible students in the online program was $289.88.

On May 15, 2021, KCC received notice that the HEERF student grant portion of $280,138 was available for drawdown.

On August 13, 2021 KCC drew down student grant funds of $208,138.

On August 27, 2021 KCC disbursed 151 grants totaling $208,138 to eligible students. Eligible students were current students in the spring 2021 or equivalent online term (new students for the fall 2021 term were not eligible). KCC split the funds into two parts. $40,000 was reserved for students expressing financial hardship due to COVID via an application that was sent to all students, while the remaining $240,138 was distributed to all eligible students. The amount of individual grants to all eligible students was awarded according to traditional vs. online program according to a 60/40 percent split respectively.  Within each program, international or Pell eligible, and non-Pell eligible were awarded on a 60/40 percent split respectively. The amount provided to international or Pell eligible students in the traditional program was $2,014.21, the amount provided to non-Pell eligible students in the traditional program was $1,342.80, the amount provided to international or Pell eligible students in the online program was $1,342.80, the amount provided to non-Pell eligible students in the online program was $895.20. The total awarded to all students along these Also, all eligible students were invited to apply for additional funds due to financial hardship brought on by COVID. Grants were awarded to these applicants according to EFC. Applicants with an EFS of <5846 received $1,363.64; 5847-11692 received $909.09; and >11693 received $606.06.