CARES Act

CARES Act - Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

Institutional Portion

HEERF-III - Final Report

 

HEERF-III December 31, 2021 Report

HEERF-III September 30, 2021 Report (Revised)

HEERF-III September 30, 2021 Report

HEERF-III June 30, 2021 Report

HEERF-II Final Report

HEERF-I Final Report

 

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Updated June 30, 2022 (FINAL REPORT/UPDATE) 

Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  All available funds have been awarded:  $523,699 was distributed among 471 eligible students from the first round of CARES Act funding, $523,699 was distributed among 417 eligible students from the HEERF II funding, and $1,347,361 was distributed among 971 eligible students from the HEERF III funding.  

Updated April 10, 2022  

Utilization of CARES Act Funds: 

Certification and Agreement. Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. This agreement was amended through two supplemental appropriations as a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).  

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 from the CARES Act (Award Numbers P425E200544 and P425F200817), $1,494,340 from HEERF II (Award Numbers P425E200544 and P425F200817), and $2,694,721 from HEERF III (Award Numbers P425E200544 and P425F200817). Of these sums $523,699, $523,699, and $1,347,361, respectively, were earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. The entirety of the balance ($523,698, $970,642, and $1,347,360, respectively) was earmarked to help defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).  

Eligible Students.   The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in the first round of the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 961.  The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in the second round of the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 971.  The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in the third round of the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 971. 

Emergency Financial Aid Grants Distributed and Number of Students Receiving an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. As of March 30, 2022, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 471 eligible students from the first round of CARES Act funding, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 417 eligible students from the HEERF II funding, and a total of $1,347,361 has been distributed among 971 eligible students from the HEERF III funding.   

Method Used to Determine Student Eligibility

HEERF I 

Round #1:       Students applied via application. A matrix was used where Pell students were given a 10% increase over non-Pell students. $487,015 was awarded to 431 students. 

Round #2:       Application was made available to new 20FA applicants only since they were not eligible to apply for the first round. The same matrix was used to determine award amounts. $21,770 was awarded to 28 students.  

Round #3:       Application was made available to all students. The same matrix was used and 12 students were awarded $14,914. 

HEERF II  

All Pell Grant recipients (260 total) automatically received $1,500. An additional 157 students received $1,000 in order of EFC up to $17,141 EFC. An additional 20 students were awarded up to $399 for a total of $8,199 by filling out an application for a COVID related expense.  

HEERF III  

Notified all students August 9, 2021 to contact us if they experienced a change in household financial situation related to COVID-19. Awarded $3,000 each to 109 students through this process. Awarded $3,000 to all Pell Grant students (174 total). Awarded $721 to 684 additional students who had not yet received HEERF III funding. Awarded $5,197 to 3 students who asked for emergency assistance related to COVID-19. 

Guidance Provided to Students Concerning Emergency Financial Aid Grants.   

Round #1:  On August 9, 2021, students and parents were emailed offering assistance to those that have had a change in financial situation due to COVID-19. They were instructed to contact Student Financial Aid. Students that were given funding were given a choice to get the funds directly or have them applied to their student account. An opt-in form with approval and signature was collected from those wishing to have the funds applied to their student account. A Q&A was sent with the email. Click here to view the Q&A

Round #2:  On October 25, 2021, all Pell Grant students (who didn’t receive funding from first round of HEERF III, were emailed letting them know they were receiving $3,000. They were given the same options for receiving funds and opt-in forms were collected.  

Round #3: On February 7, 2022, all other students who had not received HEERF III funding were given $721. They were given the same options for receiving the funds and opt-in forms were collected. 

 

Updated January 10, 2022 

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of December 31, 2021, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 501 eligible students from the first round of CARES Act funding, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 417 eligible students from the HEERF II funding, and a total of $851,000 has been distributed among 285 eligible students from the HEERF III ($691,000 has already been given and $160,000 will transmit at the end of January), leaving $496,361 to be awarded. 

 

Updated October 10, 2021

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of September 30, 2021, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 501 eligible students from the first round of CARES Act funding, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 417 eligible students from the HEERF II funding, and a total of $156,500 has been distributed among 53 eligible students from the HEERF III funding ($80,500 has already been given and $76,000 will transmit in the spring).  A total of $1,190,861 of HEERF III student funding remains unawarded.

 

Updated August 9, 2021

The Office of Financial Aid reached out to students with the following update:

Dear Students and Families:

Student Financial Aid is reaching out to you with an opportunity for additional funding for fall 2021 made available through the American Rescue Plan, signed into law on March 11, 2021. This third round of funding is made available to all students, even if you were previously ineligible. No student will be excluded from eligibility, which is a key difference from the prior two rounds of funds that we have received.

We know that the last 18 months has been difficult and that many families have experienced financial hardships resulting from COVID-19. If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted through this third round of funding.

If this situation applies to you, please take the following steps to be considered:

  1. Do a FAFSA. You can complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA here. If you have already completed a FAFSA or are not able to complete a FAFSA, move to option 2.
  2. Contact Student Financial Aid at fa_office@washcoll.edu and mention that you have had a change in your financial situation. We will arrange for a staff member to reach out to you to collect additional information.

Attached you will find a few Q&A’s that we thought may be helpful to help you determine if you may qualify for these funds.

While those who have been adversely affected financially by the pandemic are the current priority for funding, there will be additional opportunities for these funds in the coming weeks. Please continue to be on the lookout for emails from Student Financial Aid as well as updates on the COVID-19 page.

Updated June 30, 2021

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement. Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. This agreement was amended through two supplemental appropriations as a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 from the CARES Act (Award Numbers P425E200544 and P425F200817), $1,494,340 from HEERF II (Award Numbers P425E200544 and P425F200817), and $2,694,721 from HEERF III (Award Numbers P425E200544 and P425F200817). Of these sums $523,699, $523,699, and $1,347,361, respectively, were earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Components - $523,698, $970,642, and $1,347,360, respectively) has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring 2020 semester room and board fees and to offset lost room and board revenue due to remote learning in the Fall 2020 semester.

Eligible Students.   The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in the first round of the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 961. These students were deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in the second round of the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 972. Some students were automatically chosen based on financial need and others were eligible to apply. Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of June 30, 2021, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 501 eligible students from the first round of CARES Act funding and a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 417 eligible students from the HEERF II funding. Student portion funding from HEERF III is planned to be awarded beginning with the fall 2021 semester.

CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Updated March 30, 2021

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement. Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. This agreement was amended through a supplemental appropriation as a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

Amount of Funds Received. Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act (Award Number P425F200817) and $1,494,340 under the CARES Act II (Award Number P425F200817 under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund program). Of these sums $523,699 and $523,699, respectively, were earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Components - $523,698 and $970,642, respectively) has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring 2020 semester room and board fees and lost room and board revenue due to remote learning in the Fall 2020 semester.

Eligible Students. The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in the first round of the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 961. These students were deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in the second round of the program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 972. Some students were automatically chosen based on financial need and others were eligible to apply. Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of March 23, 2021, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 501 eligible students from the first round of CARES Act funding. As of March 23, 2021, a total of $523,699 has been distributed among 417 eligible students from the CARES Act II funding.

 

Updated Dec. 31, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement.   Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020.  The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act (Award Number P425F200817).  Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students.  The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Component - $523,698), has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring semester room and board fees -- which amounted to a total of $2,648,483 and were necessitated by the closure of the campus due to the coronavirus.

Eligible Students.  The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961.  These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.  Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application.  All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.


If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form.  If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 


**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of Dec. 31, 2020, a total of $507,168 has been distributed among 488 eligible students.

 

CARES Act Funds:
Washington College did receive funding for students impacted by COVID-19.  Students received an email on May 5 with a link for them to fill out requesting funds for their need, that link is now closed.  New incoming students received an email on August 13, 2020 with a link for them to fill out to request funding. Returning students received an email on August 26, 2020, with a link for them to fill out to request funding.  

Qualifications for CARES Act Funds:
The Department of Education has placed restrictions on the CARES Act Relief Funds. In order to receive these funds, students must be eligible to receive Title IV aid. This means that students must have a valid FAFSA on file and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be reviewed for eligibility upon receipt of the application. If you are not sure if you meet these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the application regardless. Washington College Emergency Funds are available to all enrolled Washington College students and can be used for those not eligible for the CARES Act funds.

Time table: 
Please allow 10-14 business days for us to process your request and get funds into your bank account. If you have not yet setup direct deposit, you are encouraged to do so on Student Self Service as soon as possible. Students without direct deposit will have a check mailed, which will delay the receipt of the funds. Grants will be automatically awarded to students regardless of any existing credit or balance owed. 

Where is the link to apply?
After the first and second round of distributions the College distributed $456,793 (noted above).  At this time the College has re-opened the application for returning students; an email went to those students on 8/26/20.  

 

Updated September 30, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement.   Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020.  The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act (Award Number P425F200817).  Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students.  The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Component - $523,698), has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring semester room and board fees -- which amounted to a total of $2,648,483 and were necessitated by the closure of the campus due to the coronavirus.

Eligible Students.  The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961.  These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.  Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application.  All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.


If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form.  If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 


**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  As of August 28, 2020, a total of $456,793 has been distributed among 426 eligible students

 

CARES Act Funds:
Washington College did receive funding for students impacted by COVID-19.  Students received an email on May 5 with a link for them to fill out requesting funds for their need, that link is now closed.  New incoming students received an email on August 13, 2020 with a link for them to fill out to request funding. Returning students received an email on August 26, 2020 with a link for them to fill out to request funding.  

Qualifications for CARES Act Funds:
The Department of Education has placed restrictions on the CARES Act Relief Funds. In order to receive these funds, students must be eligible to receive Title IV aid. This means that students must have a valid FAFSA on file and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be reviewed for eligibility upon receipt of the application. If you are not sure if you meet these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the application regardless. Washington College Emergency Funds are available to all enrolled Washington College students and can be used for those not eligible for the CARES Act funds.

Time table: 
Please allow 10-14 business days for us to process your request and get funds into your bank account. If you have not yet setup direct deposit, you are encouraged to do so on Student Self Service as soon as possible. Students without direct deposit will have a check mailed, which will delay the receipt of the funds. Grants will be automatically awarded to students regardless of any existing credit or balance owed. 

Where is the link to apply?
After the first and second round of distributions the College distributed $456,793 (noted above). At this time the College has re-opened the application for returning students; an email went to those students on 8/26/20.  

 

Updated August 14, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement.   Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020.  The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act (Award Number P425F200817).  Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students.  The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Component - $523,698), has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring semester room and board fees -- which amounted to a total of $2,648,483 and were necessitated by the closure of the campus due to the coronavirus.

Eligible Students.  The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961.  These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.  Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application.  All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form.  If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 


**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  As of July 31, 2020, a total of $404,949 has been distributed among 384 eligible students

 

CARES Act Funds:
Washington College did receive funding for students impacted by COVID-19.  Students received an email on May 5 with a link for them to fill out requesting funds for their need, that link is now closed.  New incoming students received an email on August 13, 2020 with a link for them to fill out to request funding.

Qualifications for CARES Act Funds:
The Department of Education has placed restrictions on the CARES Act Relief Funds. In order to receive these funds, students must be eligible to receive Title IV aid. This means that students must have a valid FAFSA on file and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be reviewed for eligibility upon receipt of the application. If you are not sure if you meet these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the application regardless. Washington College Emergency Funds are available to all enrolled Washington College students and can be used for those not eligible for the CARES Act funds.

Time table: 
Please allow 10-14 business days for us to process your request and get funds into your bank account. If you have not yet setup direct deposit, you are encouraged to do so on Student Self Service as soon as possible. Students without direct deposit will have a check mailed, which will delay the receipt of the funds. Grants will be automatically awarded to students regardless of any existing credit or balance owed. 

Where is the link to apply?
After the first round of distributions the College distributed $404,949 (noted above).  At this time the College has re-opened the application for incoming students only; an email went to those students on 8/13/20.  

 

Updated July 31, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement.   Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020.  The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act (Award Number P425F200817).  Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students.  The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Component - $523,698), has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring semester room and board fees -- which amounted to a total of $2,648,483 and were necessitated by the closure of the campus due to the coronavirus.

Eligible Students.  The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961.  These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.  Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application.  All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form.  If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 


**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of July 31, 2020, a total of $404,949 has been distributed among 384 eligible students

CARES Act Funds:
Washington College did receive funding for students impacted by COVID-19.  Students received an email on May 5 with a link for them to fill out requesting funds for their need.  

Qualifications for CARES Act Funds:
The Department of Education has placed restrictions on the CARES Act Relief Funds. In order to receive these funds, students must be eligible to receive Title IV aid. This means that students must have a valid FAFSA on file and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be reviewed for eligibility upon receipt of the application. If you are not sure if you meet these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the application regardless. Washington College Emergency Funds are available to all enrolled Washington College students and can be used for those not eligible for the CARES Act funds.

What if you don’t qualify for CARES Act funds?
Still fill out the form that was in the May 5th email.  Washington College has raised money to support our students and we are dedicated to helping our students get through this difficult time.  

Time table: 
Please allow 10-14 business days for us to process your request and get funds into your bank account. If you have not yet setup direct deposit, you are encouraged to do so on Student Self Service as soon as possible. Students without direct deposit will have a check mailed, which will delay the receipt of the funds. Grants will be automatically awarded to students regardless of any existing credit or balance owed. 

Where is the link to apply?
After the first round of distributions ($404,949 noted above) the College is not currently accepting applications for these funds.  We will re-open the application in the fall 2020 semester and students will be notified via campus email when it is re-opened.  

 

Updated July 15, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement. Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act (Award Number P425F200817). Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Component - $523,698), has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring semester room and board fees -- which amounted to a total of $2,648,483 and were necessitated by the closure of the campus due to the coronavirus.

Eligible Students. The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961. These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.


If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form. If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 

**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  As of June 30, 2020, a total of $404,949 has been distributed among 384 eligible students

CARES Act Funds:
Washington College did receive funding for students impacted by COVID-19. Students received an email on May 5 with a link for them to fill out requesting funds for their need.  

Qualifications for CARES Act Funds:
The Department of Education has placed restrictions on the CARES Act Relief Funds. In order to receive these funds, students must be eligible to receive Title IV aid. This means that students must have a valid FAFSA on file and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be reviewed for eligibility upon receipt of the application. If you are not sure if you meet these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the application regardless. Washington College Emergency Funds are available to all enrolled Washington College students and can be used for those not eligible for the CARES Act funds.

What if you don’t qualify for CARES Act funds?
Still fill out the form that was in the May 5th email. Washington College has raised money to support our students and we are dedicated to helping our students get through this difficult time.  

Time table: 
Please allow 10-14 business days for us to process your request and get funds into your bank account. If you have not yet setup direct deposit, you are encouraged to do so on Student Self Service as soon as possible. Students without direct deposit will have a check mailed, which will delay the receipt of the funds. Grants will be automatically awarded to students regardless of any existing credit or balance owed. 

Where is the link to apply?
After the first round of distributions ($404,949 noted above) the College is not currently accepting applications for these funds. We will re-open the application in the fall 2020 semester and students will be notified via campus email when it is re-opened.  

  

Updated July 2, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement.   Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.

Amount of Funds Received.  Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act (Award Number P425F200817).  Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students.  The entirety of the balance (the Institutional Component - $523,698), has been utilized to offset refunds of Spring semester room and board fees -- which amounted to a total of $2,648,483 and were necessitated by the closure of the campus due to the coronavirus.

Eligible Students.  The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961.  These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.  Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application.  All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form.  If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 

**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of June 30, 2020, a total of $404,949 has been distributed among 384 eligible students

 

Updated June 30, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement.  Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. 

Amount of Funds Received. Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act. Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. The balance of $523,698 will be utilized by the Washington to offset expenditures incurred by the institution as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Students. The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961. These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding, or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form. If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds, please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 

**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of June 30, 2020, a total of $404,949 has been distributed among 384 eligible students

 

Updated June 18, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement. Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. 

Amount of Funds Received. Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act. Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. The balance of $523,698 will be utilized by the Washington to offset expenditures incurred by the institution as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Students. The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961. These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form. If you answer yes to all of the statements and choose to move forward with requesting funds please complete the form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu 

**Please note** Students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the form in which you (the student) attests under the penalty of perjury to meeting the requirements of section 484 of the HEA.  

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of May 19, 2020, a total of $329,600 has been distributed among 304 eligible students

 

 

CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Updated May 19, 2020

Utilization of CARES Act Funds:

Certification and Agreement. Washington College completed a formal Certification and Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education on April 10, 2020. The agreement provides that fifty (50) percent of its formula grant funds be used for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. 

Amount of Funds Received. Washington College has received a total of $1,047,397 under the CARES Act. Of this sum, $523,699 has been earmarked for emergency financial aid grants to eligible students. The balance of $523,698 will be utilized by the Washington to offset expenditures incurred by the institution as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Students. The estimated total number of Washington College students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 961. These students are deemed eligible to apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Eligible students were informed by email of the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant. Eligible students were invited to complete and submit an application. All applications were reviewed and approved based upon criteria established and administered by Washington College.

If you do not have a FAFSA on file with Washington College but believe you are eligible for Title IV funding or if you are unsure if you are eligible for Title IV funding, please review the attached form. If you can answer yes to all questions, please complete this form and email it to JRunyon2@washcoll.edu

Emergency Financial Aid Grants. As of May 19, 2020, a total of $329,600 has been distributed among 304 eligible students.

 

Posted May 5, 2020

CARES Act Funds:
Washington College did receive funding for students impacted by COVID-19. Students received an email on May 5 with a link for them to fill out requesting funds for their need.  

Qualifications for CARES Act Funds:
The Department of Education has placed restrictions on the CARES Act Relief Funds. In order to receive these funds, students must be eligible to receive Title IV aid. This means that students must have a valid FAFSA on file and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be reviewed for eligibility upon receipt of the application. If you are not sure if you meet these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the application regardless. Washington College Emergency Funds are available to all enrolled Washington College students and can be used for those not eligible for the CARES Act funds.

What if you don’t qualify for CARES Act funds?
Still fill out the form that was in the May 5 email. Washington College has raised money to support our students and we are dedicated to helping our students get through this difficult time.  

Time table: 
Please allow 10-14 business days for us to process your request and get funds into your bank account. If you have not yet set up direct deposit, you are encouraged to do so on Student Self Service as soon as possible. Students without direct deposit will have a check mailed, which will delay the receipt of the funds. Grants will be automatically awarded to students regardless of any existing credit or balance owed. 

Where is the link to apply?
The link has been sent to every student. Please check your Washington College email address. If you have specific questions please email wcresponseteam@washcoll.edu.