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CARES Act Emergency Grant


Updated: Sept. 30, 2020 - 10 a.m. CT

Status Report for CARES Act Funding

Lindsey Wilson College is a recipient of funds from the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. Stated below is the status report regarding the receipt and distribution of the funds.

  1. 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. The certification and agreement was signed on April 13, 2020
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $1,293,930
  3. 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). $787,500
  4. 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. 1,448
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 1,259
  6. 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.

      Eligible students include undergraduate degree-seeking students who were enrolled in the spring 2020 semester and graduate students enrolled in the summer 2020 semester on the main or extended campuses whose classes were face-to-face. Students also need to have applied for federal student aid by submitting a 2019-20 FAFSA and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) not more than $20,000. Ineligible students per federal guidelines include those taking primarily online courses and international or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students.

      The federal government asked that priority be given to the students with the highest financial need. Therefore, the College based the emergency cash grants for the spring and summer on EFC. The lower the EFC, the greater the need.

      EFC Amounts Emergency Cash Grant
      $0 $900
      $1 - $5,576 $600
      $5,577 - $11,000 $300
      $11,001 - $20,000 $200
      Awards for the fall semester were limited to a maximum of $1,200. Applicants who applied for CARES Act funding for the fall semester were reviewed based on their demonstration of financial distress caused by COVID-19 in one or more of the designated areas as defined by the Act (food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and/or child care).
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.



Updated: Sept. 16, 2020 - 10 a.m. CT

CARES Act Emergency Grant Application

Students who experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 may be eligible for a CARES Act Emergency Grant. The Act provides federal aid to institutions of higher education to help students who can demonstrate financial distress in one or more of the following areas: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care. Ineligible students per federal guidelines include those enrolled in online programs and international or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students.

In order to be considered for an emergency grant, students should complete and submit the LWC CARES Act Emergency Grant Application.
https://portal.lindsey.edu/forms/financialAid/caresAct/index.cfm