Cares Act

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Section 18004 Reporting Disclosure

  • Download the required disclosure for the institutional portion of federal funds provided under the CARES Act.
  • The information below deals with the student portion of the CARES Act funds.
Bryan College – Department of Education – CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) Section 18004 Reporting Disclosure

As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the CARES Act, Bryan College has received funds and distributed those funds directly to students to assist them with emergency financial relief related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.  These grants are intended to be used by students for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Bryan received a total of $579,257 from the DOE under this program.  The DOE has required institutions to use 50 percent of the total funds received from Section 18004 provisions to go directly to students to provide emergency relief as described above.  Bryan is distributing $289,629 directly to students.

Bryan College signed the Certification and Agreement for the first 50% of these funds provided for under Section 18004(a)(1) on April 14, 2020, and these funds were drawdowns from the DOE on April 28, 2020.

On May 5, 2020, Bryan released the first phase of checks to 104 eligible students in the amount of $20,055, with notification to each student that a grant was being distributed.  These students were selected based on their employment under the Federal Work-Study program. These funds were intended to replace lost earnings due to COVID-19.

On April 30, 2020, Bryan notified all students (estimated 450 students) through campus email who were enrolled for Spring 2020 for onsite instruction and eligible for Federal Title IV funding of their ability to apply for emergency assistance through the CARES Act — Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). During this second phase, students were allowed to request funding until May 18, 2020, through an online form. After this date, requests were processed, students were notified and checks in the amount of $203,345 were mailed during the week of May 25, 2020.

On May 18, 2020, Bryan began phase three of the distribution of the CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I). As needs continued to arise, students who indicate a new or increased financial emergency due to COVID-19 requested funding through an online form. These requests were processed, students were notified and checks were mailed until all funding was exhausted.

The number of individual grants was based on anticipated Federal Work-Study earnings (Phase 1), and individually requested amounts ($500 minimum and $6,000 maximum) for the remaining phases based on certification from the student that they have a financial need that was related to COVID-19.

Bryan College exhausted all available HEERF I funding. 243 students were awarded a total of $289,629.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) Reporting Disclosure

Bryan College – Department of Education – CRRSA Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) Reporting Disclosure

As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the CRRSA Act (HEERF II), signed into law on 12/27/2020, Bryan College has received funds and distributed those funds directly to students to assist them with emergency financial relief related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.  These grants are intended to be used by students for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, childcare, or any element of the Cost of Attendance.

Bryan received a total of $1,249,491 from the DOE under this program.  The DOE has required institutions to use $289,629 to go directly to students to provide emergency relief as described above.  Bryan also received an additional $49,741 as a supplemental grant under the Strengthening Institutions Program.

Bryan College chose to identify students enrolled in Spring 2021 in our undergraduate on-campus, undergraduate online, and graduate online to receive these funds. Every eligible student had an award amount calculated based on Pell Grant/Need eligibility and their overall cost of attendance.

On 3/23/2021 the first HEERF II funds were drawn down and the first checks were mailed to eligible students. As of 3/31/2021 a total of $197,466.16 had been distributed to students. The remaining checks and HEERF II funds were exhausted on 4/8/2021. A total of 915 students received funds, along with a letter explaining the rationale for these funds and how they may be used.