The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has provided emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19 disruptions to their educational programs. During these challenging and uncertain times, IYRS recognizes that students may require short-term financial assistance in order to persist with their academic goals.
In order to receive a HEERF grant, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Title IV eligible. A student does not need to be a Title IV recipient, but they do need to be eligible to receive federal student aid. Although the USDE does not require a FAFSA, this is the most practical way to determine whether a student is Title IV eligible. Title IV eligibility requirements as defined by Section 484 of the Higher Education Act are as follows:
2. Have incurred new expenses as a result of school closures due to COVID-19. These additional expenses must be the result of new arrangements – such as food, housing, healthcare, childcare costs -
International and Undocumented Students: The USDE’s April 21 guidance states that students must meet Title IV eligibility requirements in order to receive HEERF-student share funds. Therefore, international and undocumented students are not eligible to receive emergency grants.
Students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs on March 13 (the date of President Trump's national emergency proclamation) are not eligible for HEERF-student share funds, per USDE's April 21 guidance.
Grant funds can be used for food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare.
*Note that these funds cannot be used to pay an outstanding account balance.
2. The total amount of the funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (this includes the student portion only): $119,028.00.
3. The total amount of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission $119,028.00.
4. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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: 103.
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: 103
IYRS School of Technology & Trades received funding through the Department of Education under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In compliance with the Department of Education, IYRS will produce quarterly reports on how Section 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3) Public Reporting funds were used until all of the funds are expended.
Below please find the links to the reports.