The Federal Government passed the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in March 2020. Learn more about how we are distributing the student share of the CARES Act.

CARES Act Information

Final Report - October 30, 2020

Dean College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form on April 14, 2020 to receive HEERF funding through the CARES Act. Dean College agreed 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.

Dean College received a total of $543,588 in funding to be award to students for emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

At the time of this posting, all $543,588 has been distributed to our students in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants

During the Spring 2020 term we had 983 who were 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.

A total of 852 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Dean College determined which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act in the following manner:

Emergency Assistance Grants

During the Spring 2020 term, Dean College had 983 Title IV eligible students enrolled when our classes moved-online and students were asked to move off-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 19, Dean College sent checks totaling $530,500 to 852 students based on their enrollment, residency status, and their financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Amounts are outlined in the table below. 

Students Full-Time Commuter Award Amounts 
70  $   500 EFC = $0 - $13,857
31  $   250 EFC = $13,858 - $43,114

 

Students Full-Time Resident Award Amounts 
525  $   750 EFC = $0 - $18,056
150  $   500 EFC = $18,057 - $39,222
76  $   250 EFC = $39,223 - $60,172

Technology Grants

On September 16, 2020, Dean College awarded Technology Grants to our highest need students. 84 students were identified as being enrolled during the Spring 2020 term and the Fall 2020 term and had a $0 EFC based on their 2019-2020 and their 2020-2021 FAFSA. Students were contacted and asked to complete a request for technology support. 39 students responded and they were provided with technology grants of $336 each, exhausting the remaining $13,088 in Cares Act funding.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

Prior 30 Day and Quarterly HEERF Disclosures

HEERF Institutional Portion Final Disclosure.