Capital Area School of Practical Nursing (CASPN) CARES Act/HEERF Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Notification

  1. CASPN has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. CASPN has received $185,981.00 from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students on 07/27/2020
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 08/03/2020 is $185,981.00.
  4. The estimated total number of students at CASPN eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 116.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 116.
  6. The method(s) used by CASP to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act were:
    • Enrollment period must have begun prior to or on March 13, 2020.
    • Enrolled as of March 13, 2020 with a last date of attendance of no earlier than 03/17/2020.
    • Eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as of the date CASPN received the HEERF Student Grant funds (07/27/2020).
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • Students were advised via written communication provided with the students’ grant checks that the HEERF funds were to follow the guidelines set forth by the CARES Act/HEERF as follows:
      • “Emergency financial aid grants to students can be used for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).”