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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

The Federal CRRSAA Act

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CRRSAA”) funds are intended to cover student expenses for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. These funds are distributed in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students and are designed to keep students in school. These grants do not need to be repaid.

To apply for CRRSAA Act funding, please fill out the CRRSAA Act Application under the "How do I apply?" section.

 

 

How Do I Apply?

The CRRSAA Grant Application will be available beginning March 2, 2021. Applications may be submitted only once and are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submission of application does not mean you will be awarded.

Application deadline is March 22, 2021 at midnight. All enrolled and currently attending students who began training before February 1, 2021 are eligible to apply. Students who are on an approved leave of absence are eligible to apply. 

 

What is the CRRSAA Act?

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CRRSAA”) was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020. The CRRSAA Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserves jobs for our American industries. The CRRSAA, through Section 314(a), allocated $22.7 billion to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

On February 19, 2021, Aveda Institute Portland did sign and return to the Department of Education a Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution intends to use the funds received under the CRRSAA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

 

 

Click HERE to complete the Emergency Grant Application

Open March 2nd - March, 22nd 2021

 

Policy and Procedure for distribution of CRRSAA Funds

Round 1 - March 2021

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CRRSAA”) funds are intended to cover student expenses for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. These funds are distributed in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students and are designed to keep students in school, preventing them from dropping out due to a COVID‐19 related short‐term financial crisis. These grants do not need to be repaid.

The CRRSAA Grant Application will be available beginning March 2, 2021. Applications may be submitted only once and are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submission of application does not mean you will be awarded.

Application deadline is March 22, 2021 at midnight. All enrolled and currently attending students who began training before February 1, 2021 are eligible to apply. Students who are on an approved leave of absence are eligible to apply.

A maximum award amount of $3,000.00 has been determined based on the amount of funding allocated to the institution and the number of students currently attending or on an approved leave of absence.

Award determination will be based on the student’s current 20/21 Federal Pell grant eligibility and the amount of unmet financial need as presented in the application. If a requested award amount is greater than the maximum award amount the award determination will be based on the maximum award amount.

A first round of grant award disbursements will be issued based on this policy and procedure. If funding remains after the first round of disbursements, then a second round of application and grant funding may be possible. Students will be notified if a second round of funding is determined to be possible.

Eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be determined by the administration of the institute by following these guidelines:

  • First Tier – the first step to determine eligibility is for the student to apply using the link at avedapdx.com/cares.
  • Second Tier – the second step to determine eligibility is to review the student’s FAFSA to prioritize Pell eligible students. These students will have their award amounts determined first.
  • Third Tier - the third step to determine eligibility is to review the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the 2020/2021 FAFSA. If no 2020/2021 FAFSA is present, the 2019/2020 or 2021/2022 will be reviewed. Full Pell grant eligible students with an EFC of 0 will be eligible for up to 100% of the maximum award. Partial Pell grant eligible students will be eligible for awarding based on the following scale:

EFC

Award % of maximum award

1 - 3000 90%
3001 - 5711 80%


If a student is not Pell grant eligible, they may still be eligible for a grant award. If an application establishes that a student’s financial situation is currently significantly different (due to areas of increased emergency expenses experienced due to COVID-19) than the FAFSA reflects or if a student does not have a FAFSA on file, then the student may be eligible for awarding based on the following scale:

Areas of increased expenses

Award % of the maximum award

If 3 or more areas are checked 80%
If 2 areas are checked 70%
If 1 area is checked 60%

 

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found on our CARES Act Info page at avedapdx.com/cares. This information has also been issued directly to students via emails and virtual school meetings as well as postings to online learning portals.

Students who have selected Tuition/School Fees as an area of emergency expenses will be contacted to determine if they would like to have their grant funds applied to their current outstanding account balance. If a student would like to do so, then a separate written consent form will be required. Students are advised that there is no condition of continued or future enrollment to receive these grant funds. Students are not required under any circumstances to consent to use their emergency financial aid grant to satisfy their outstanding account balance as a condition to receive such funds.  

 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

 

On April 13, 2020, Aveda Institute Portland did sign and return to the Department of Education a 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.

The total amount of 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 is $230,555.00.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the September 30, 2020 is $230,555.95.

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 is 283.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the September 30, 2020 is 179.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is as follows:

Policy and Procedure for distribution of CARES Act Funds

Round 1 - May - June 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) funds are intended to cover student expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to COVID‐19 in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. These funds are designed to keep students in school, preventing them from dropping out due to a COVID‐19 related short‐term financial crisis. These grants do not need to be repaid. Examples of permissible uses include grants to cover student food, housing, course materials, healthcare and childcare and to secure technology, whether equipment or access (e.g., internet costs).

Applications for Emergency Financial Aid Grants may be submitted only once and are processed on a firstcome, first‐serve basis. Application deadline is June 20, 2020 at midnight. Funds are limited so in order to qualify you will need to demonstrate that you have a current financial emergency that impacts your ability to succeed at Aveda Institute Portland. All enrolled and currently attending Title IV eligible students who began training before July 1, 2020 are eligible to apply. Students who are on an approved leave of absence due to the COVID‐19 emergency are eligible to apply.

Submission of application does not mean the student will be awarded. Students must have a complete 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 FAFSA on file to be eligible for CARES Act Funds.

A maximum award amount of $890.00 has been determined based on the amount of funding allocated to the institution and the number of Title IV eligible students currently attending or on an approved leave of absence due to COVID‐19.

Award determination will be based on the amount of unmet financial need as presented in the application. If a requested award amount is greater than the maximum award amount the award determination will be based on the maximum award amount.

A first round of grant award disbursements will be issued based on this policy and procedure. If funding remains after the first round of disbursements, then a second round of application and grant funding may be possible. Students will be notified if a second round of funding is determined to be possible.

Eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be determined by the administration of the institute by following these guidelines:

  • First Tier – the first step to determine eligibility is for the student to apply using the link at avedapdx.com/cares.

 

  • Second Tier – the second step to determine eligibility is to review the student’s FAFSA to ensure Title IV eligibility. Eligible students must have an awardable 2019/2020 or a 2020/2021 FAFSA on file.

 

  • Third Tier - the third step to determine eligibility is to review the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the 2020/2021 FAFSA. If no 2020/2021 FAFSA is present, the 2019/2020 will be reviewed. Full Pell grant eligible students with an EFC of 0 will be eligible for up to 100% of the maximum award. Partial Pell grant eligible students will be eligible for awarding based on the following scale:

   EFC   

   Award % of maximum award   

1 – 2500   90%
2600 – 4500   80%
4600 – 6000   70%

 

If a student is not Pell grant eligible they may still be eligible for a grant award. If an application establishes that a student’s financial situation is currently significantly different (due to areas of increased expenses experienced due to the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19) than the FAFSA reflects then the student may be eligible for awarding based on the following scale:

 

   Areas of increased expenses   

   Award % of the maximum award   

If 3 or more areas are checked  70%
If 2 areas are checked  60%
If 1 area is checked  50%

 

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found on our CARES Act Info page at avedapdx.com/cares. This information has also been issued directly to students via emails and virtual school meetings as well as postings to online learning portals.

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UPDATED August 3, 2020

Students were notified on July 6, 2020, that a second round of funding would be available to apply for. The online application was re‐opened, and students were encouraged to apply.

Policy and Procedure for distribution of CARES Act Funds

Round 2 - July - August 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) funds are intended to cover student expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to COVID‐19 in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. These funds are designed to keep students in school, preventing them from dropping out due to a COVID‐19 related short‐term financial crisis. These grants do not need to be repaid. Examples of permissible uses include grants to cover student food, housing, course materials, healthcare and childcare and to secure technology, whether equipment or access (e.g., internet costs).

Applications for Emergency Financial Aid Grants may be submitted only once and are processed on a firstcome, first‐serve basis. Application deadline for round 2 of funding is July 31, 2020 at midnight. Funds are limited so in order to qualify you will need to demonstrate that you have a current financial emergency that impacts your ability to succeed at Aveda Institute Portland. All enrolled and currently attending Title IV eligible students who began training before August 1, 2020 are eligible to apply. Students who are on an approved leave of absence due to the COVID‐19 emergency are eligible to apply.

Submission of application does not mean the student will be awarded. Students must have a complete 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 FAFSA on file to be eligible for CARES Act Funds.

A maximum award amount of $2,500.00 has been determined based on the amount of funding allocated to the institution and the number of Title IV eligible students currently attending or on an approved leave of absence due to COVID‐19 who have submitted applications for funding.

Award determination will be based on the amount of unmet financial need as presented in the application. If a requested award amount is greater than the maximum award amount the award determination will be based on the maximum award amount.

The second round of grant award disbursements will be issued based on this policy and procedure. If funding remains after the second round of disbursements, then a third round of application and grant funding may be possible. Students will be notified if a third round of funding is determined to be possible.

Eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be determined by the administration of the institute by following these guidelines:

  • First Tier – the first step to determine eligibility is for the student to apply using the link at avedapdx.com/cares.

 

  • Second Tier – the second step to determine eligibility is to review the student’s FAFSA to ensure Title IV eligibility. Eligible students must have an awardable 2019/2020 or a 2020/2021 FAFSA on file. Students who have an eligible FAFSA will be awarded the amount requested in the application provided it does not exceed the maximum award amount. If a requested amount exceeds the maximum award amount the award determination will be based on the maximum award amount.

 

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found on our CARES Act Info page at avedapdx.com/cares. This information has also been issued directly to students via emails and virtual school meetings as well as postings to online learning portals.

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UPDATED August 18, 2020

Students were notified on August 18, 2020, that a third round of funding would be available to apply for. The online application was re‐opened, and students were encouraged to apply.

Policy and Procedure for distribution of CARES Act Funds

Round 3 - August 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) funds are intended to cover student expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to COVID‐19 in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. These funds are designed to keep students in school, preventing them from dropping out due to a COVID‐19 related short‐term financial crisis. These grants do not need to be repaid. Examples of permissible uses include grants to cover student food, housing, course materials, healthcare and childcare and to secure technology, whether equipment or access (e.g., internet costs).

Applications for Emergency Financial Aid Grants may be submitted only once and are processed on a firstcome, first‐serve basis. Application deadline for round 3 of funding is August 25, 2020 at midnight. Funds are limited so to qualify you will need to demonstrate that you have a current financial emergency that impacts your ability to succeed at Aveda Institute Portland. All enrolled and currently attending Title IV eligible students who began training before August 1, 2020 are eligible to apply. Students who are on an approved leave of absence due to the COVID‐19 emergency are eligible to apply.

Submission of application does not mean the student will be awarded. Students must have a complete 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 FAFSA on file to be eligible for CARES Act Funds.

An award amount of $361.05 per applicant has been determined based on the amount of funding allocated to the institution and the number of Title IV eligible students currently attending or on an approved leave of absence due to COVID‐19 who have submitted applications for funding.

The third round of grant award disbursements will be issued based on this policy and procedure. All funds will be expended after the third round of disbursements; therefore, a fourth round of application and grant funding will not be possible.

Eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be determined by the administration of the institute by following these guidelines:

  • First Tier – the first step to determine eligibility is for the student to apply using the link at avedapdx.com/cares.

 

  • Second Tier – the second step to determine eligibility is to review the student’s FAFSA to ensure Title IV eligibility. Eligible students must have an awardable 2019/2020 or a 2020/2021 FAFSA on file.

 

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found on our CARES Act Info page at avedapdx.com/cares. This information has also been issued directly to students via emails and virtual school meetings as well as postings to online learning portals.

This is the final reporting for the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

HEERF Quarterly Reporting

Click the following files for quarterly reporting Q1 - Q3

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

 

 
 

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