CARES ACT Emergency Funds

The New England Culinary Institute has received federal funding from the CARES Act, which provides assistance for student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The New England Culinary acknowledges that the Institution has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the Institution has used 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.

The College also acknowledges 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.

 

What is the CARES ACT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is federal legislation that provides a variety of financial support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis.

The CARES Act includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education.  Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF-student share) for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis.

For HEERF I, Allocations for Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, The New England Culinary has received a total amount of $98,063.  Fifty Percent (50%) of this amount ($49,032) will be allocated as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  These expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care.  Any unused funds as of December 27, 2020 may be applied to outstanding tuition and fees from students’ eligible cost of attendance.

For HEERF II, Allocations for Proprietary Institutions under CRRSAA Section 314(a)(4), The New England Culinary has received a total amount of $0.00.  This will be utilized as grants to students for eligible cost of attendance.

For HEERF III, Allocations for Proprietary Institutions under ARP Section 2003(a)(4), The New England Culinary has also received a total amount of $0.00.  This will be utilized as grants to students for eligible cost of attendance.

Due to NECI permanently closing, HEERF II and HEERF III were not allocated to the school.

Am I eligible?

For HEERF I, currently enrolled students that are enrolled in eligible Title IV non-exclusively distance education programs that experienced interruptions to their education at NECI due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis are awarded amounts based on data provided by FAFSA.  Funding is awarded on a first come first serve basis.  If eligibility is not fulfilled according to calculated allocations, it is because students may have demonstrated less need on FAFSA or funds have been exhausted.

For HEERF II, currently enrolled students that are enrolled in an eligible Title IV program that experienced interruptions to their education at NECI due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis are awarded amounts based on data provided by FAFSA.  Funding is awarded based on most neediest to least neediest and a first come first service basis.  Pell Grant recipients will be prioritized before non-Pell recipients.  Students in traditional On Campus Programs will be prioritized before students in exclusively Distance Education Programs.  Full time students will be prioritized before part time students and Pell recipients will be prioritized before non-Pell recipients.  So, conclusively, Pell Grant eligible students in Full Time traditional On Campus Programs will be given priority in awarding on a first come first serve basis.

For HEERF III, currently enrolled students that are enrolled in an eligible Title IV program that experienced interruptions to their education at NECI due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis are awarded amounts based on data provided by FAFSA.  Funding is awarded based on most neediest to least neediest and a first come first service basis.  Pell Grant recipients will be prioritized before non-Pell recipients.  Students in traditional On Campus Programs will be prioritized before students in exclusively Distance Education Programs.  Full time students will be prioritized before part time students and Pell recipients will be prioritized before non-Pell recipients.  So, conclusively, Pell Grant eligible students in Full Time traditional On Campus Programs will be given priority in awarding on a first come first serve basis.

Due to NECI permanently closing, HEERF II and HEERF III were not allocated to the school.

How will I receive this money?

All HEERF funds will be processed through the Financial Aid Department.  Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students from HEERF I will be mailed to the address on file.

Do I need to repay the money?

No, you will not need to repay any monies from the HEERF Fund.

Does this funding affect my other financial aid?

No, this is an emergency grant to help you manage unexpected expenses related to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis.  It will not have an impact on other financial aid you may be eligible to receive.

What if I still have an account balance?

Any outstanding balance owed to The NECI will remain the responsibility of the student.

Are HEERF Funds taxable?

For information regarding tax information about HEERF Funds please visit the IRS site: FAQs Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/higher-education-emergency-grants-frequently-asked-questions).

HEERF I:

The estimated total number of students at The NECI who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive HEERF I Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

As of the initial awarding of HEERF 1 there were a total estimated number of 30 students at The NECI who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive HEERF I Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

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 August 31, 2020, approximately 24 students have been awarded the Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1).

HEERF II & III:

The estimated total number of students at The NECI who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive HEERF II and/or HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA Section 314(a)(4) and ARP Section 2003(a)(4).

As of the initial awarding of HEERF II & III there were a total estimated number of 0 students at The NECI who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive HEERF II and/or HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA Section 314(a)(4) and ARP Section 2003(a)(4).  Due to NECI permanently closing, HEERF II and HEERF III were not allocated to the school.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under CRRSAA Section 314(a)(4) and ARP Section 2003(a)(4).

As of December 31, 2021, approximately 0 students have been awarded the Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1).  Due to NECI permanently closing, HEERF II and HEERF III were not allocated to the school.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by The NECI to students concerning the HEERF Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Please see all of the above for instructions, directions, and guidance.  You may contact the Financial Aid Office for any questions or concerns not included in the above information provided.
 

 

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