The CARES Act passed by Congress and signed by the President on March 27, 2020包括438美元,284 for AG真人集团官网 to provide emergency financial aid 格兰特s to our students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
How 格兰特 were distributed to students:
AG真人集团官网 determined that the first priority for funding would be for need-based requests, especially from those who are Pell-eligible. In addition, the Academy has a small group of seniors in the majors tied to an unlimited U.S. Coast Guard license who were required to return to campus in late May to complete course requirements as required under U.S. 海岸警卫队的规定. We reserved funds from the CARES Act allocation to reimburse these students for travel expenses. 一旦这些资金支付, it was the Academy’s intent to divide the remaining funds between all other eligible students who did not already receive a 格兰特; however, need-based requests exceeded the total amount of funding provided by the CARES Act.
To ensure funds were provided to students quickly, a priority deadline for the first round of applications was set for May 20, 2020 (14 days from MMA’s initial announcement). Students were informed of the opportunity to apply via an email sent on May 5, 2020, social media posts on both the main Academy 脸谱网 page and the Parent Association 脸谱网 Page and a posting on the Academy’s website under both the 金融援助 and COVID-19 Response pages.
紧急救济基金委员会, chaired by the Director of 金融援助, reviewed each application and determined the allocation of 格兰特s based on the total amount of funds requested as well as the circumstances of each student. The Committee includes the Dean of Student Services and the Student Accounts Manager. In addition to eligibility, priority for student emergency funds were based on:
- The student’s overall financial picture and level of hardship
Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 修改(头脑), may receive emergency financial aid 格兰特s. If a student has filed a Free Application for Federal Student 援助 (FAFSA), then the student has demonstrated eligibility to participate in programs under Section 484 the HEA. Students who have not filed a FAFSA but who are eligible to file a FAFSA also may receive emergency financial aid 格兰特s. As the committee does not have a way to assess need without the FAFSA, applicants for the need-based 格兰特s were encouraged to file a FAFSA to be considered. A total of 953 students enrolled in MMA at the time of the transition to remote learning in March of 2020 were eligible to request/receive an emergency financial aid 格兰特. The maximum amount of 格兰特 funds allocated to an individual student is capped at $6,000. 奖金从500美元到6000美元不等.
By May 27, 2020, 185 applications were received. The Emergency Relief Funds Committee met and reviewed all of the applications. The committee prioritized the applications: first, 佩尔接受者的申请, then from those who had financial need but did not receive the federal Pell, 格兰特, 然后是其他申请人.
Each individual application was reviewed based on the student’s current financial aid situation, whether a refund was currently listed on their student account, and on the individual’s situation or extenuating circumstance as described in the application.
The committee analyzed each category the student was requesting funds for and their reason for why they needed it. The committee took loss of work study opportunities, 夏季合作公寓收入损失, having to travel back to campus to complete a final senior course, unexpected travel arrangements to return home on short notice and other factors into account in determining the final award amounts. A total of 176 requests for financial aid 格兰特s were approved. The award amounts did vary from the request in some cases. 有九项请求被拒绝. Students were notified by email regarding the response to their application and checks were sent directly to students beginning May 21, 2020.