Reporting for Emergency Grants to Students under the CARES Act, updated September 2, 2020

  1. Middlesex Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and provided assurance that MCC 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. MCC has received $1,852,172 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. As of September 2, 2020, MCC has distributed a total of $997,070 in emergency grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. $893,270 was distributed during Spring 2020 semester and $103,350 for Summer 2020 semester.
  4. Since the declaration of the March 13, 2020 pandemic, MCC has had over 2400 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].
  5. 2,558 MCC students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act in either Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 semesters.
  6. Award amounts each term were determined by estimating additional costs to students related to an increase in electricity and internet expenses associated with the move to online education. Amounts were based on length of study within each term with a maximum award of $350 in the Spring 2020 semester and $300 in the Summer 2020 semester.
    1. Students enrolled in fully online programs or courses only offered online prior to the pandemic were not impacted by the move to online education and therefore not eligible.
    2. Students must be enrolled in a Title IV eligible program at the award determination date each term.
    3. Grants cannot be awarded to non-Title IV eligible students, International students, DACA students, and students who do not meet Title IV satisfactory academic progress guidelines.
  7. In addition to the bulk awards, the Office of the President sent an email to all enrolled students on 5-6-2020 informing them of a separate application form to fill out if they had other potentially qualifying expenses that resulted from the disruption of campus operations and additional awards were determined on a case by case basis.
Last Modified: 8/20/21