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CARES Act Funding Updates

Updated Tuesday March 30

In compliance with the 30-day Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting—Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students as relates to Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”), Keene State College releases the following:

  1. Keene State College acknowledges the institution 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. Keene State College will receive up to $1,498,680 from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. Keene State College distributed $349,750 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission for the 30-day Report.
    • As of July 6, 2020, Keene State College has disbursed $817,750 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • As of August 20, 2020, Keene State College has disbursed $858,500 in emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • As of October 2, 2020, Keene State College has disbursed $909,974 in emergency financial aid grants.
    • As of January 6, 2021, Keene State College has disbursed $1,417,000 in emergency financial aid grants.
    • As of March 30, 2021, Keene State College has disbursed $1,498,680 in emergency financial aid grants.
  4. Keene State College determined that 2,755 students at the institution are 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.
  5. 653 Keene State College students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • As of July 6, 2020 1,584 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
    • As of August 20, 2020 1,658 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
    • As of October 2, 2020 1,760 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
    • As of January 6, 2021 1,962 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
    • As of March 30, 2021 2,037 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
  6. The methods used by Keene State College to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was based on demonstrated need that was disclosed on the students’ FAFSA. A survey was sent to each qualifying student to determine if they were affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  7. Keene State College sent survey instructions, directions, and e-mail communications to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

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Financial Aid Office
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2606

800-572-1909 • 603-358-2280
financialaid@keene.edu
Fax: 603-358-2794

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