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CRRSA Act Student Emergency Financial Aid Funds

 Quarterly Report - Institutional Funds

CRRSA Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Westminster College received $632,614 from the US Department of Education pursuant to our Certification and Agreement for CRRSA Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. Westminster also received $1,243,400 from the US Department of Education pursuant to our Certification and Agreement for CRRSA Act Institutional Aid.

Westminster College acknowledges that we signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assure that we intend to use $632,614 of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act:

As of the Quarter ending 6/30/2021 required report is $632,614 - FINAL

The total number of students who have received and Emergency Financial Aid Grant to student under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act:

As of the Quarter ending 6/30/2021 required report is 364 - FINAL

The method used by Westminster College to determine which students would receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act was based on the student having exceptional financial need equivalent to students who are eligible to receive Pell Grants.

Guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

A message from The Westminster College CRRSA Act Task Force

Dear Titans:

Westminster College received a grant through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (“CRRSAA”) to provide funds to students to cover some of the expenses they have faced in response to campus disruptions because of the coronavirus, COVID-19. These CRRSAA student grants may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. The CRRSAA specifies that the College must prioritize these grants to students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.

We write to let you know that we are sending you a grant to help you with your COVID-19 expenses. We will deposit these funds directly to your bank account, based on your Westminster’s student payroll direct deposit information that is currently on file.

You do not have to do anything special to access this grant, and you do not need to submit any receipts to verify your expenses. This money is for you to use to cover expenses that you have faced during this disruption.

We hope that these CRRSAA funds will provide you with some relief as you complete your semester. If you have questions about the CRRSAA or this grant, please email: CARESActFunding@westminster.edu.

Sincerely,

The Westminster College CARES Act Task Force