DC COVID-19 Information
CARES Act Disclosure
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HEERF I Report 9/30/20 (PDF)
HEERF I Report 12/31/20 (PDF)
HEERF II Report 3/31/21 (PDF)
HEERF II Report 6/30/21 (PDF)
HEERF III Report 6/30/21 (PDF)

Defiance College received $662,680 via Section (a)(1) and 32,562 via Section (a)(2) of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, 50% of Section (a)(1) will be used to provide emergency grants to students. Grants must be used for expenses (i.e. food, housing, technology/supplies, child care and health care) directly related to the disruption of campus operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to receive a grant, students must have been enrolled in the spring 2020 semester for at least one face-to-face course and be federal Title IV aid eligible.

Defiance College created a justification based on the 2019-2020 financial aid year packaging budget. Funds were distributed by awarding $400 to all eligible students for costs associated with technology and supplies. Residential students then received an increased award based upon their home state of residence.


STATUS AS OF MAY 15, 2020:
Number of Defiance College eligible students awarded: 416
Amount of HEERF I* funds distributed in student grants: $324,570.00

Number of Defiance College students awarded: 415
Amount of HEERF I funds distributed for tuition reimbursement: $363,902*
* To support any element of the cost of attendance (as defined under Section 472 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) per the Interim Final Rule published in the Federal Register June 17, 2020 (85 FR 36494). Community Colleges in California, all public institutions in Washington State, and all institutions in Massachusetts have different requirements due to recent U.S. District Court actions. Please discuss with legal counsel. HEERF I litigation updates can be found here.


STATUS AS OF JUNE 23, 2020:
Number of Defiance College eligible students awarded: 417
Amount of HEERF I* funds to be distributed in student grants: $331,340.00
*Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

  • 32 applications were received and the total requested amount was $33,067.36
  • 12 applications were denied funding for not meeting the CARES Act requirements
  • 20 applications were approved for a total of $6,770.00

Students were notified June 5, 2020, and checks were cut June 8, 2020. The total $331,340.00 has now been awarded.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at COVID19@defiance.edu or 419-783-2562.


STATUS AS OF JANUARY 31, 2021:
As part of the federal Coronavirus Response Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSSA) and also known as HEERF II*, Defiance College was awarded $1,070,229. $331,340 (a) (1) students (distribution to follow), $692,680 via Section (a)(1) and $46,209 via Section (a) (2) to the institution.

On January 31, 2021, Defiance College took a draw of $225,557 to cover lost revenues in the Spring 2020 for Room and Board that were not covered by the CARES Act HEERF I*.
*Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

On April 15, 2021, Defiance College took a draw for $442,188 to cover isolation meals, direct wages, supplies, test kits, and technology to go online. All of the expenses are COVID-19 related.

On April 29, 2021, Defiance College took a draw for $71,144 to cover isolation meals, direct wages, supplies, and test kits. All of the expenses are COVID-19 related.


STATUS AS OF FEBRUARY 26, 2021:
As part of the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSSA) and also known as HEERF II*, Defiance College received $331,340 to pass on to students in the form of emergency grants. Defiance College created a methodology to release grants between the amount of $400 and $800 to undergraduate students based on full or part time status and Pell Grant eligibility. Students with a semester balance due were given the option to apply some or all of their CRRSSA grant to their student account.
*CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II)

$319,400 in grants were issued on Friday, February 26, 2021.

  • 231 full-time Pell eligible students received $800
  • 202 full-time non-Pell eligible students received $600
  • 12 part-time Pell eligible students received $550
  • 15 part-time non-Pell eligible students received $400

The remaining $12,740 was awarded to students on March 30, 2021, through an application process. Students applied in mid-March through the Defiance College Business Office.


STATUS AS OF MAY 13, 2021:
As part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and also known as HEERF III*, Defiance College was awarded $$1,850,763. $891,621 (a) (1) students (distribution to follow), $881,652 via Section (a)(1) and $77,490 via Section (a) (2) to the institution.

On May 27, 2021, Defiance College took a distribution for part of the institutional portion to cover COVID-19 related expenses of $43,430.

On September 1, 2021, Defiance College placed a total of $298,282 on 550 student accounts to be used to pay down balances.

On September 2, 2021, Defiance College took a distribution of from the institutional portion to cover COVID19 related expenses of $8,539.


STATUS AS OF JUNE 25, 2021:
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and also known as HEERF III*, Defiance College received a total of $891,621 to pass on to students in the form of emergency grants. On June 25, 2021, Defiance College paid out $293,650 to students enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester. Defiance College created a methodology to release grants between the amount of $350 and $725 to undergraduate students based on full or part time status and Pell Grant eligibility. Students with a semester balance due were given the option to apply some or all of their ARPA grant to their student account.
*CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III)

$293,650 in grants were issued on Friday, June 25, 2021, to undergraduate students that completed the spring 2021 semester:

  • 230 full-time Pell eligible students received $725
  • 202 full-time non-Pell eligible students received $575
  • 11 part-time Pell eligible students received $500
  • 15 part-time non-Pell eligible students received $350