Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Status Report

Updated April 9, 2021

Madison Area Technical College acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the use of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.  The institution intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds to support students.

 

Student Portion – CARES Act

The institution has received from the Department of Education, pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students $2,750,035.

As of February 11, 2021, the fifth 45 day report as required by the Department of Education, Madison College distributed $2,750,035 to 3,396 students. The college estimated that 20,036 degree-seeking students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 which could qualify them to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) if student eligibility requirements are met as established by the Department of Education.

In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the College required students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for verification of eligibility to participate if Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as required by the Department of Education. As required under the CARES Act, the institution must identify students with the most need based on food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare due to the disruption of campus operations. The College did this through a self-reporting application with supporting documentation.  To identify funding limits, an analysis of the cost of attendance (COA) of financial aid recipients was used to identify an average gap in assistance.  Communications via email, social media, direct mailing, website presence, and student groups assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

 

Student Portion – CRRSSA Funding

The institution has received from the Department of Education, pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for a minimum of $2,750,035.  An additional $5,850,000 for an approximate $8,600,000 dedicated to student emergency grants over a one-year period ending December 31, 2021.

As of April 9, 2021, Madison College disbursed $3,525,151 to 5,051 students. The college estimates that for the 2020-21 academic year 22,019 students who are enrolled in degree, certificate, continuing education, non-credit, non-degree, and dual (enrollment) credit courses or programs are eligible for HEERF II funds if they are a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.  International, undocumented, and DACA students do not qualify for HEERF II funds.  Updates are provided monthly and quarterly.

In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the College does not require students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but uses it to confirm U.S. Citizenship and determining exceptional need.  Students who do not complete a FAFSA application must self-certify their citizenship status and emergency related expense.  Communications via email, social media, direct mailing, website presence, and student groups assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

Additional information can be found here: https://madisoncollege.edu/COVID-assist

 

Institutional Portion

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides funding to institutions to cover institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

  1. Madison Area Technical College acknowledges it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education on April 21, 2020 the Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Formula Grants Authorized by Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  2. The total amount of funds awarded to Madison College from the U.S. Department of Education for institutional expenses is $12,510,690. 
  3. The total amount of expenses incurred as of March 31, 2021 is $2,384,014.42.

HEERF Quarterly Report 9/30/20
HEERF Quarterly Report 12/31/2020

HEERF Quarterly Report 3/31/2021

 

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Madison College Finance Office
Email:  GrantAccounting@madisoncollege.edu
Phone (608) 258-2402