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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Required Reports and Disclosures

September 9, 2020

This website serves as public disclosure required under Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act for Scripps College regarding the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). This website will be updated every 45 days with any required changes.

1. Scripps 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.

2. Scripps College will receive $273,042 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

3. As of July 24, 2020, Scripps College has disbursed $282,850 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

4. Scripps College estimates that 993 students at the college 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. As of July 24, 2020, Scripps College has issued check disbursements to 989 students who are eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

6. Scripps College determined that students who were enrolled in degree granting programs of study at the college or in approved study abroad programs and were maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their degree objective on or after March 13, 2020, the date of the President’s Proclamation, “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak,” Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 53 at 15337-38 (hereinafter “Proclamation of National Emergency”) were potentially eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Scripps College excluded from this larger population of potentially eligible students:

a) those individuals it knew to be foreign nationals who were not US permanent residents or other eligible non-citizens under Title IV of HEA;
b) those students in the US without a lawful immigration status; and,
c) those students who did not have a valid social security number on file with the College. (Otherwise eligible students who wish to be considered for a grant who have do not have a valid social security number on file may present a completed W-9 form to the Student Accounts Office).

Grant amounts between $150-$600 were made to students based on if the student filed a FAFSA and the evaluation of the student’s demonstrated financial need for financial aid. Federal Pell Grant recipients and other students with the highest demonstrated financial need will receive the highest grant amount of $600.

7. Summer 2020 Community Message from the President