Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)
Ambria College of Nursing received emergency relief funds through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These HEERF grant funds are provided to assist students with emergency expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
Students must meet ALL criteria below to be eligible to apply:
- Students must have been enrolled in Spring 2020 in at least one residential (on-ground) course that was moved online due to the pandemic.
- Students must be Title IV eligible as detailed
- Student must have a completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file or submit a FAFSA application at the same time they apply for the HEERF grant.
- Students must have been maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). (Students who were on Warning or Suspension of Federal Student Aid in Spring 2020 are ineligible).
- To apply for the emergency financial assistance, click on
to complete the HEERF Grant Application. NOTE: Before you apply, please review the eligibility requirements as not all students are eligible to receive funding.
- As part of the application, you must submit details explaining:
a. The direct impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had in disrupting your studies.
b. The unexpected expenses you incurred as a result of the disruption of campus operations. (You will be asked to itemize each cost and provide supporting documentation for each expense. You will not be able to submit the application without attaching supporting documentation).
c. What you have done or what you are planning to do in order to resolve your crisis and continue your education at Ambria.
- Applications will be evaluated to determine the appropriate amount that may be awarded based on the following criteria:
• Estimated Financial Contribution (EFC) as calculated on the 2019-2020 FAFSA
• Credit Hours enrolled at the time of disbursement
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. The number of students who can be served by these emergency funds is subject to the availability of funds. While there is no fixed amount per individual, students may generally be awarded up to $300 in emergency funds based on individual circumstances, with larger amounts going to students with greater need. In rare cases of extraordinary circumstances, an increased amount may be awarded if feasible subject to the availability of funds.
In accordance with US Department of Education Guidance, Ambria College of Nursing is posting the required information as follows:
- Ambria College of Nursing signed and returned to the Department on April 15, 2020 the Certification and Agreement. Ambria 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.
- Ambria received $81,443 from the Department on April 15, 2020, pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- As of August 21, 2020, $56,125 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- Ambria College of Nursing estimates that 170 students are 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- As of August 21, 2020, 114 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- Eligible students were awarded based on supporting documention from their application, their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and number of credits enrolled.
- Ambria contacted all students regarding available funding and eligibility to apply through a global announcement on the learning management system. Additionally, a webpage was added to the Financial Aid menu of the institutional website for details on HEERF funding. Financial aid staff were and remain available to provide additional directions or guidance as needed.