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HEERF Quarterly Reports
Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended June 30, 2022
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for all HEERF I, II, and III grant funds

Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended March 31, 2022
Updated April 4, 2022

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

McPherson 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 has used use no less than 50 percent of the funds to support students. This portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) that was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020. As of the date of this report, this portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

McPherson College has been notified of a total allocation of $1,229,981 under the CRRSAA. Of this amount, $397,688 is reserved exclusively for distribution to students for grants. The College received $2,165,102 through the ARP grant. Of this amount, $1,082,552 will be used exclusively to provide pandemic related support to students. The College may use the remainder of both of these grants for institutional support. The College portion of the funds will be used to cover the costs of off-campus housing for student isolation, subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, expenses to promote social distancing in classrooms, campus safety and operations, obtaining additional equipment to reduce the number of students sharing supplies, replacing certain lost revenues, etc.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, McPherson College has distributed $231,070 to 246 students. The college estimates that 734 students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the College requires students to complete an application for aid. The grant funds are distributed to students who have experienced difficulty covering expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Students apply for the grant and self-report what they are struggling with and communicate about their situation. The College uses these forms to help in determining exceptional need. Students who are Pell-eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student does not have to be Pell eligible in order to receive the grant. In accordance with guidance from the Department of Education on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds onto their student account. They must make that selection when completing the application for aid. If that option is not selected, the funds are distributed to the student in the form of a check. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, faculty and staff and campus groups have assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended December 31, 2021
Updated January 4, 2022

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

McPherson 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 has used use no less than 50 percent of the funds to support students. This portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) that was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020. As of the date of this report, this portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

McPherson College has been notified of a total allocation of $1,229,981 under the CRRSAA. Of this amount, $397,688 is reserved exclusively for distribution to students for grants. The College received $2,165,102 through the ARP grant. Of this amount, $1,082,552 will be used exclusively to provide pandemic-related support to students. The College may use the remainder of both of these grants for institutional support. The College portion of the funds will be used to cover the costs of off-campus housing for student isolation, subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, expenses to promote social distancing in classrooms, campus safety and operations, obtaining additional equipment to reduce the number of students sharing supplies, replacing certain lost revenues, etc.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2021, McPherson College has distributed $332,250 to 197 students. The college estimates that 842 students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the College requires students to complete an application for aid. The grant funds are distributed to students who have experienced difficulty covering expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Students apply for the grant and self-report what they are struggling with and communicate about their situation. The College uses these forms to help in determining exceptional need. Students who are Pell-eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student does not have to be Pell-eligible in order to receive the grant. In accordance with guidance from the Department of Education on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds onto their student account. They must make that selection when completing the application for aid. If that option is not selected, the funds are distributed to the student in the form of a check. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, faculty and staff and campus groups have assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended September 30, 2021
Updated October 5, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

McPherson 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 has used use no less than 50 percent of the funds to support students. This portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) that was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020. As of the date of this report, this portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

McPherson College has been notified of a total allocation of $1,229,981 under the CRRSAA. Of this amount, $397,688 is reserved exclusively for distribution to students for grants. The College received $2,165,102 through the ARP grant. Of this amount, $1,082,552 will be used exclusively to provide pandemic-related support to students. The College may use the remainder of both of these grants for institutional support. The College portion of the funds will be used to cover the costs of off-campus housing for student isolation, subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, expenses to promote social distancing in classrooms, campus safety and operations, obtaining additional equipment to reduce the number of students sharing supplies, replacing certain lost revenues, etc.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, McPherson College has distributed $468,076 to 260 students. The college estimates that 842 students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants. In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the College requires students to complete an application for aid. The grant funds are distributed to students who have experienced difficulty covering expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Students apply for the grant and self-report what they are struggling with and communicate about their situation. The College uses these forms to help in determining exceptional need. Students who are Pell-eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student does not have to be Pell-eligible in order to receive the grant. In accordance with guidance from the Department of Education on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds onto their student account. They must make that selection when completing the application for aid. If that option is not selected, the funds are distributed to the student in the form of a check. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, faculty and staff, and campus groups have assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended June 30, 2021
Updated July 6, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3), if applicable

McPherson 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 has used use no less than 50 percent of the funds to support students. This portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) that was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020. As of the date of this report, this portion of the grant has been fully distributed to students. The College also received funds through Section 2003 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

McPherson College has been notified of a total allocation of $1,229,981 under the CRRSAA. Of this amount, $397,688 is reserved exclusively for distribution to students for grants. The College received $2,165,102 through the ARP grant. Of this amount, $1,082,552 will be used exclusively to provide pandemic-related support to students. The College may use the remainder of both of these grants for institutional support. The College portion of the funds will be used to cover the costs of off-campus housing for student isolation, subsidizing food service to reduce density in eating facilities, expenses to promote social distancing in classrooms, campus safety and operations, obtaining additional equipment to reduce the number of students sharing supplies, replacing certain lost revenues, etc.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, McPherson College has distributed $101,669 to 107 students. The college estimates that 764 students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants. In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the College requires students to complete an application for aid. The grant funds are distributed to students who have experienced difficulty covering expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Students apply for the grant and self-report what they are struggling with and communicate about their situation. The College uses these forms to help in determining exceptional need. Students who are Pell-eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student does not have to be Pell-eligible in order to receive the grant. In accordance with guidance from the Department of Education on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds onto their student account. They must make that selection when completing the application for aid. If that option is not selected, the funds are distributed to the student in the form of a check. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
Updated April 8, 2021; Amended October 29, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

McPherson 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. The College also received funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) that was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020.

McPherson College has been notified of a total allocation of $1,229,981 under the CRRSAA. Of this amount, $397,688 is reserved exclusively for distribution to students for grants. The College may use the remainder for institutional support. The use of these funds has not yet been determined.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2021, McPherson College has distributed $349,134 to 297 students. The college estimates that 781 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 requires students to complete an application for aid. The grant funds are distributed to students who have experienced difficulty covering expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child cared. Students apply for the grant and self-report what they are struggling with and communicate about their situation. The College uses these forms to help in determining exceptional need. Students who are Pell-eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student does not have to be Pell-eligible in order to receive the grant. In accordance with guidance from the Department of Education on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds onto their student account. They must make that selection when completing the application for aid. If that option is not selected, the funds are distributed to the student in the form of a check. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended December 31, 2020
Updated January 6, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

McPherson 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.

The institution has received from the Department of Education, pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, $795,375.

As of the quarter ended December 31, 2020, McPherson College has distributed $136,601 to 129 students. The college estimates that 781 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 requires students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for verification of eligibility to participate or complete a certification form verifying that they meet the requirements. As required under the CARES Act, the College will identify students with the most need based on food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare, and other possible expenses due to the disruption of campus operations. The College does this through an automatic grant to students known to have additional housing and food costs and a self-reporting application for everyone else. To identify funding limits, an analysis of the cost of attendance used for packaging aid was used to identify the average expected costs of the applicable expenses for the duration of the campus shutdown. Grants for room and board were standard amounts based on the funding limit. Students must self-report the amount of expenses they incurred for the remaining categories of expenses subject to the determined limits. Pell-eligible students received larger grants than non-Pell eligible students. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

Quarterly Report for Quarter Ended September 30, 2020
Updated October 1, 2020

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable

McPherson 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.

The institution has received from the Department of Education, pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, $795,375.

As of September 30, 2020, McPherson College has distributed $246,323 to 174 students. The college estimates that 605 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 requires students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for verification of eligibility to participate or complete a certification form verifying that they meet the requirements. As required under the CARES Act, the College will identify students with the most need based on food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare, and other possible expenses due to the disruption of campus operations. The College does this through an automatic grant to students known to have additional housing and food costs and a self-reporting application for everyone else. To identify funding limits, an analysis of the cost of attendance used for packaging aid was used to identify the average expected costs of the applicable expenses for the duration of the campus shutdown. Grants for room and board were standard amounts based on the funding limit. Students must self-report the amount of expenses they incurred for the remaining categories of expenses subject to the determined limits. Pell-eligible students received larger grants than non-Pell eligible students. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

45-Day Report
Updated July 10, 2020

McPherson 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.

The institution has received from the Department of Education, pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, $795,375.

As of July 11, 2020, McPherson College has distributed $174,859 to 126 students. The college estimates that 605 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 requires students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for verification of eligibility to participate or complete a certification form verifying that they meet the requirements. As required under the CARES Act, the College will identify students with the most need based on food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare, and other possible expenses due to the disruption of campus operations. The College does this through an automatic grant to students known to have additional housing and food costs and a self-reporting application for everyone else. To identify funding limits, an analysis of the cost of attendance used for packaging aid was used to identify the average expected costs of the applicable expenses for the duration of the campus shutdown. Grants for room and board were standard amounts based on the funding limit. Students must self-report the amount of expenses they incurred for the remaining categories of expenses subject to the determined limits. Pell-eligible students received larger grants than non-Pell eligible students. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

30-Day Report
Updated May 27, 2020

McPherson 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.

The institution has received from the Department of Education, pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, $795,375.

As of May 27, 2020, 30 days since the funds became available, McPherson College has distributed $91,681 to 59 students. The college estimates that 605 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 requires students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for verification of eligibility to participate. If a FAFSA was completed in a previous year, a certification form is completed verifying that nothing has changed since the FAFSA was completed. As required under the CARES Act, the College will identify students with the most need based on food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare, and other possible expenses due to the disruption of campus operations. The College does this through an automatic grant to students known to have additional housing and food costs and a self-reporting application for everyone else. To identify funding limits, an analysis of the cost of attendance used for packaging aid was used to identify the average expected costs of the applicable expenses for the duration of the campus shutdown. Grants for room and board were standard amounts based on the funding limit. Students must self-report the amount of expenses they incurred for the remaining categories of expenses subject to the determined limits. Pell-eligible students received larger grants than non-Pell eligible students. Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

CARES III – ARP Emergency Grants - Fully Spent

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (Pub. L. 117-2). The ARP appropriated approximately $39.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and represents the third stream of funding appropriated for HEERF to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. Taken together, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub. L. 116-136), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (Pub. L. 116-260), and the ARP represent HEERF I, HEERF II, AND HEERF III, respectively Institutions accepting HEERF funding must commit to providing a portion of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students. McPherson College’s minimum required allocation of ARP funds to students is $1,082,552.

In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the College requires students to complete an application for aid.

The grant funds will be distributed to students with exceptional need who have struggled to meet expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include:

  • tuition
  • food
  • housing
  • course materials
  • technology
  • health care
  • childcare

Students who are or were enrolled at McPherson College on or after March 13, 2020, the date of declaration of the national emergency due to the coronavirus are eligible for the grant. Grants are for students with exceptional need such as students who receive Pell grants or those who have faced significant unexpected expenses, such as loss of employment (either for themselves or their families), reduced income, or food or housing insecurity. Students may apply for the grant to communicate about their situation. The college uses these forms to help in determining exceptional need. Students who are Pell-eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student is not required to be Pell-eligible in order to receive the grant.

In accordance with guidance from the DOE on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds onto their student account. They must make that selection when completing the application for aid. If that option has not been selected, the funds are distributed to the student in the form of a check.

Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, faculty and staff, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

 

HEERF II – CRRSAA Emergency Grants - Fully Spent

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), was signed into law on December 27, 2020. CRRSAA provides the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) funds to distribute to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus through a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II). Institutions accepting CRRSAA funding must commit to providing a portion of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students.

McPherson College’s minimum required allocation to students is $397,688.

In determining Emergency Financial Aid Grants, the college requires students to complete an application for aid.

The grant funds will be distributed to students with exceptional need who have struggled to meet expenses due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include:

  • tuition
  • food
  • housing
  • course materials
  • technology
  • health care
  • childcare

Students may apply for the grant to communicate about their situation. The college uses these forms to help in determining exceptional need.

Students who are Pell-eligible will receive priority and a higher level of funds than those that are non-Pell eligible. A student is not required to be Pell-eligible in order to receive the grant. Students who previously received HEERF I funds that totaled $750 or more will receive a lesser amount than students who have not received funds in the past. At no time will total HEERF funds awarded exceed the maximum Pell grant amount.

In accordance with guidance from the DOE on the distribution of these funds, students have the option of applying the funds onto their student account. They must make that selection when completing the application for aid. If that option has not been selected, the funds are distributed to the student in the form of a check.

Communications via emails, student newsletter, website presence, and campus groups, assisted in educating students of this opportunity.

At this time, the U.S. Department of Education has yet to issue guidance on the question of whether undocumented, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or international students may qualify for HEERF II grant awards. Therefore, McPherson College will not be issuing grant funds to these students.

CARES/HEERF Emergency Grants - Fully Spent
What is CARES/HEERF and where did the funding for emergency grants come from?
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. One aspect of the act was the creation of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF provides funds to institutions for emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How much HEERF funding did McPherson College Receive?
McPherson College has received additional COVID-19 Relief funds through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) that are to be used for student grants. The grants can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care. Students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, will receive priority in the distribution of grants. The Laptop Grant and the General Student Grant programs from last semester will continue, and added to them is a Book Voucher program which will allow students to apply for help with purchasing books.
Who is eligible for HEERF Emergency Grants?
Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1) enrolled on/after March 13, 2020, attending in-person courses at McPherson College;
2) degree-seeking student; and
3) eligible to receive Title IV federal aid as evaluated through the completion of the FASFA
4) experienced expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19

What expenses are eligible for the grant?
The grant is to be used for expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus from COVID-19. Some examples include expenses related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, transportation, and possibly other expenses.
Do I have to fill out a FAFSA to receive the emergency grant?
No. However, because of the requirement to determine that the recipients must be eligible to participate in the Title IV programs and meet all of the applicable student eligibility requirements, McPherson College is requiring you to complete a self-certification form verifying that you meet the requirements if there is not a current FAFSA on file for you. The self-certification will be sent to you after you complete the appeals form.
Will I receive the emergency grant even if I owe the College money?
Yes. If you are eligible for these emergency grants, you will receive the money even if you have current financial holds or owe the campus fees or fines.
Does it matter how many credit hours I am taking?
Emergency grants are to be pro-rated for part-time students.
Do I need to apply for the Emergency Grant?
Funds are limited. Please apply as soon as possible.

Book Voucher—Student completes request with Business Office, if approved, student will receive a voucher to purchase through online bookstore.

Laptop Grant – Student must be recommended by MC Staff or Faculty, if student is approved they may choose to purchase a laptop from MC or pick up a check and purchase it elsewhere.

COVID 19 Relief Funds—student completes online form, if approved students can choose to apply funds directly to their student account or pick up a check from the business office.

How will I receive my Emergency Grant?
Recipients will receive a paper check that can be picked up in the Business Office.
I lost my job as a result of the coronavirus. Can I receive a CARES Act Emergency Grant to replace my lost wages?
No. The grant cannot replace lost wages. However, if you are not able to meet expenses related to food, housing/rent, technology expenses, travel expenses, etc. due to the campus disruption caused by the Coronavirus, you may apply for a grant.
My parents lost their jobs or had reduced hours during the coronavirus pandemic. I am worried I cannot afford to return to McPherson College. Can I apply for a CARES Act Emergency Grant for this reason?
No, the funds are not intended for this purpose. However, please contact the Financial Aid Office so that we can reconsider your financial aid application to determine if you might qualify for other types of financial assistance.
Do I have to repay a Federal Emergency Aid Grant?
Typically, you would not have to repay the amount awarded to you. The Federal Emergency Aid Grant funds are designed to be a grant, not a loan.
Would this funding reduce my financial aid?
No, this fund does not negate nor replace financial aid.
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