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CARES Act Funding Institution Disclosure

The Department will provide instructions for providing the required information to the Secretary in the near future. In the meantime, each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on the institutionís primary website. The Department would like to receive the most current information from the date when the institution received its allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students, and the institution should have received its allocation within a few days after submitting the Certification and Agreement. Accordingly, the following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department 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.

Statement:

Lone Star College has signed and returned to the Department 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.

Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institutionís Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student.

Statement:

Lone Star College has received $14,411,628.

GRANT AWARD NOTIFICATION

  1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).  
    $6,152,550 (as of 6/22/2020)
  2. 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.
    35,298
  3. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 
    12,825 (as of 6/22/2020)
  4. 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.
    The initial distribution was awarded to Spring 2020 students who have received Pell, and are not 100% online as of 3/13/2020.  An application was developed and placed online for access and students detailed how LSCís change in campus operations affected their expenses  The applications were reviewed by 3 different areas for approval.  It was decided to award those that were approved $550, which includes the students who might have received the initial $400.  Those students would receive an additional $550.
  5. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

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