CARES Act
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report

18004(a)(1) Student Portion Report - May 28, 2020

Acknowledgement

On April 12, 2020 Appalachian Bible College signed and returned to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. ABC 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.

Funds Received

ABC has received $119,491 from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Funds Distributed

As of May 28, 2020 ABC has distributed $61,420 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Estimated Number of Eligible Students

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 123.

Number of Recipients

As of May 28, 2020, 114 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Methodology

The initial distribution of Emergency Financial Aid Grants was made available to all Title IV eligible, undergraduate, degree-seeking students with the amount based on academic status and housing status during the spring semester of 2020. An online form was provided to students to request the Emergency Financial Aid Grant for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

The amounts distributed to students who requested the grant were allocated as follows:

Academic Status Housing Status Grant Amount
Full-time On Campus or Off Campus $550
Full-time With Parents $350
Part-time $30 per credit hour

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  • On April 15, 2020 a letter was sent to students explaining the Emergency Financial Aid Grant, the eligibility requirements, the calculation of the grant amount, and how they could request the grant.
  • On April 24, 2020 an announcement was posted to ABC's campus portal reminding students to review and complete the online form for requesting the grant.
  • On April 24, 2020 a verbal announcement was made during the virtual chapel reminding students to review and complete the online form for requesting the grant.

18004(a)(1) Student Portion Report - September 30, 2020 (FINAL)

Funds Distributed

As of September 30, 2020 ABC has distributed $119,491 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Estimated Number of Eligible Students

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 188.

Number of Recipients

As of September 30, 2020, 151 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Methodology

The second distribution of Emergency Financial Aid Grants was made available to all Title IV eligible, undergraduate, degree-seeking students with the amount based on academic status and housing status in the fall semester of 2020. An online form was provided to students to request the Emergency Financial Aid Grant for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

The amounts distributed to students who requested the grant were allocated as follows:

Academic Status Housing Status Grant Amount
Full-time On Campus or Off Campus $650 for first time grant recipients
$231 for recipients that received a grant in the spring
Full-time With Parents $450 for first time grant recipients
$162 for recipients that received a grant in the spring
Part-time $30 per credit hour

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  • On July 24, 2020 a letter was sent to students explaining the Emergency Financial Aid Grant, the eligibility requirements, the estimated grant amount, and how they could request the grant.
  • During Student processing at the start of the fall semester, students that had not completed the form were encouraged to do so.
  • On August 17, 2020 an announcement was posted to ABC's campus portal reminding students to review and complete the online form for requesting the grant. A deadline to complete the form was set for August 23.
  • On August 25, 2020 an announcement was posted to ABC's campus portal announcing that the deadline to apply had been extended to August 28.
  • On August 26, 2020 a verbal announcement was made during chapel reminding students to review and complete the online form for requesting the grant and that the deadline to complete the form was August 28.
  • Between August 24, 2020 and August 28, 2020 personal emails were sent to potentially eligible students who had not yet completed the grant request form.

CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) - March 31, 2021

Acknowledgement

Appalachian Bible College has signed and returned to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement and intends to use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Funds Received

ABC has or will receive $457,761 from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Funds Distributed

As of March 31, 2021 ABC has distributed $0 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Estimated Number of Eligible Students

The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is 147.

Number of Recipients

As of March 31, 2021, 0 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants

CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) - June 30, 2021

Funds Distributed

As of June 30, 2021 ABC has distributed $80,790 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Number of Recipients

As of June 30, 2021, 127 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Methodology

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs were as follows:

Grants were made available to all Undergrad Degree-Seeking students through the Federal CRRSA for the Spring 2021 semester of those who made a request for the funds. Students who are Pell-Recipients, which would indicate “exceptional need,” were prioritized by receiving either a Flat Rate per Full-Time student or a Flat Rate per credit hour per Part-Time student. Remaining funds were distributed based on enrollment and residency status.

The amounts distributed to students who requested the grant were allocated as follows:

Exceptional Need Academic Status Housing Status Grant Amount
Yes Full-time On Campus $700
Yes Full-time Off Campus $650
Yes Full-time With Parents $600
No Full-time On Campus $600
No Full-time Off Campus $550
No Full-time With Parents $500
Yes Part-time $60 per credit hour
No Part-time $40 per credit hour

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  • In early April, 2021, a chapel announcement was made about the provision for the emergency grant.
  • On April 13, 2021 an email and text message was sent to all students inviting them to apply for the emergency grant.
  • On April 13, 2021 an announcement was posted to ABC's campus portal inviting students to apply for the emergency grant.
  • On April 21, 2021 an announcement was posted to ABC's campus portal reminding students to review and complete the online form for requesting the grant.

CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) - September 30, 2021

Funds Distributed

As of September 30, 2021 ABC has distributed $333,760 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Number of Recipients

As of September 30, 2021, 177 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Methodology

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs were as follows:

Grants were made available to all Undergrad Degree-Seeking students through the Federal CRRSA for the Fall 2021 semester of those who made a request for the funds. Students who are Pell-Recipients, which would indicate “exceptional need,” were prioritized by receiving either a Flat Rate per Full-Time student or a Flat Rate per credit hour per Part-Time student. Remaining funds were distributed based on enrollment and residency status.

The amounts distributed to students who requested the grant were allocated as follows:

Exceptional Need Academic Status Housing/Location Grant Amount
Yes Full-time On Campus $2,000
Yes Full-time Off Campus $1,850
Yes Full-time With Parents $1,700
Yes Full-time Online $1,400
No Full-time On Campus $1,800
No Full-time Off Campus $1,650
No Full-time With Parents $1,500
No Full-time Online $1,200
Yes Part-time Main Campus $135 per credit hour
No Part-time Main Campus $120 per credit hour
Yes Part-time Online $115 per credit hour
No Part-time Online $100 per credit hour

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  • In August 2021, an email and letter was sent to all incoming students about the provision for the emergency grant.
  • An online form was provided for students to request the emergency grant.
  • During student in-processing of the Fall 2021 semester each student was checked to confirm they had completed the form and/or had received the communication about the emergency grant opportunity.
  • Additional electronic communication has been utilized to ensure all students were notified about the grant opportunity.

CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) - December 31, 2021

Funds Distributed

As of December 31, 2021 ABC has distributed $339,160 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Number of Recipients

As of December 31, 2021, 180 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Methodology

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs were as follows:

Grants were made available to all Undergrad Degree-Seeking students through the Federal CRRSA for the Fall 2021 semester of those who made a request for the funds. Students who are Pell-Recipients, which would indicate “exceptional need,” were prioritized by receiving either a Flat Rate per Full-Time student or a Flat Rate per credit hour per Part-Time student. Remaining funds were distributed based on enrollment and residency status.

The amounts distributed to students who requested the grant were allocated as follows:

Exceptional Need Academic Status Housing/Location Grant Amount
Yes Full-time On Campus $2,000
Yes Full-time Off Campus $1,850
Yes Full-time With Parents $1,700
Yes Full-time Online $1,400
No Full-time On Campus $1,800
No Full-time Off Campus $1,650
No Full-time With Parents $1,500
No Full-time Online $1,200
Yes Part-time Main Campus $135 per credit hour
No Part-time Main Campus $120 per credit hour
Yes Part-time Online $115 per credit hour
No Part-time Online $100 per credit hour

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  • In August 2021, an email and letter was sent to all incoming students about the provision for the emergency grant.
  • An online form was provided for students to request the emergency grant.
  • During student in-processing of the Fall 2021 semester each student was checked to confirm they had completed the form and/or had received the communication about the emergency grant opportunity.
  • Additional electronic communication has been utilized to ensure all students were notified about the grant opportunity.

CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) - March 31, 2022 (FINAL)

Funds Distributed

As of March 31, 2022 ABC has distributed $457,761 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Number of Recipients

As of March 31, 2022, 196 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Methodology

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs were as follows:

Grants were made available to all Undergrad Degree-Seeking students through the Federal CRRSA for the Spring 2022 semester of those who made a request for the funds. Students who are Pell-Recipients, which would indicate “exceptional need,” were prioritized by receiving either a Flat Rate per Full-Time student or a Flat Rate per credit hour per Part-Time student. Remaining funds were distributed based on enrollment and residency status.

The amounts distributed to students who requested the grant were allocated as follows:

Exceptional Need Academic Status Housing/Location Grant Amount
Yes Full-time On Campus $2,000
Yes Full-time Off Campus $1,850
Yes Full-time With Parents $1,700
Yes Full-time Online $1,400
No Full-time On Campus $1,800
No Full-time Off Campus $1,650
No Full-time With Parents $1,500
No Full-time Online $1,200
Yes Part-time Main Campus $135 per credit hour
No Part-time Main Campus $120 per credit hour
Yes Part-time Online $115 per credit hour
No Part-time Online $100 per credit hour

Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants

  • Students who had requested the emergency grant in the Fall 2021 semester were automatically given an additional grant in the Spring 2022 semester.
  • Any student who did not request a grant in the Fall 2021 semester or any student who was new in the Spring 2022 semester, was contacted to complete the Emergency Grant Request form.
  • An online form was provided for students to request the emergency grant.
  • Additional electronic communication has been utilized to ensure all students were notified about the grant opportunity.

18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3) Reports