Cares Act Certification Agreement

Without having a FAFSA in the file, the school should otherwise confirm that a student meets all the admission criteria of Title IV. In accordance with the provisional final rule, a student who chooses not to meet the FAFSA, but who otherwise meets the admission criteria set out in Title IV, may himself certify his right or qualification by completing an application prepared by the institution, in which the student, under penalty of perjury, confirms compliance with the requirements of Section 484 of HEA. It is entirely up to the school to decide whether it implements such self-certification and whether it wishes to assume any responsibility for conflicting information that may arise if a FAFSA is submitted at a later date. For more information on HEERF, see the ministry`s CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund page at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/caresact.html. Q: The certification agreement stipulates that schools must, as part of the reporting obligation, document and report that they have continued to pay all employees/contractors to the most practical extent possible, detailing all specific measures and decisions related thereto. Does this mean that an institution risks losing money if employees are fired or fired? Does „all employees“ include the Federal Labour Study (FWS) and non-FWS students? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a High Emergency Fund (HEERF) that provides more than $14 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of these funds, more than $6 billion is to be allocated directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid (army student share) for expenses related to the interruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 9, 2020, the ED published a list of the various institutional attributions, a certification form that must be signed and returned in order to access the funds, and a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos confirming ED`s implementation of the CARES Act program. On April 21, 2020, ED released additional clarifications on the merits of students and the authorized use of credits by HEERF students.

A: The April 21 guidelines and the June 17 final rule shame that students must qualify for Title IV to obtain emergency funding from heerf. After confirming the eligibility conditions of Title IV, the institution retains the discretion as to which students receive student participation funds from the HEERF. . . .

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