Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II Reporting

Dakota College at Bottineau signed, on February 5th, 2021, the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Supplemental award notice, with the assurance that the institution will use, no less than $117,215 to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  Dakota College at Bottineau has the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.  CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students.  Financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
 
The total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s supplemental award [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.:
$117,215- This is DCB's final quarterly posting- all funds have been expended.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students:
$117,215 (05/12/2021)- This is DCB's final quarterly posting- all funds have been expended.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant:
222(05/12/2021)- This is DCB's final quarterly posting- all funds have been expended.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive.
Approximately 90% of the funds will be disbursed to students who have the greatest need (i.e., are Pell Grant eligible). The amount being disbursed to Pell Grant recipients will be $103,872.  Student must have submitted a FAFSA by February 7th, 2021 to be eligible for this block grant.  Each student will receive $541.   The remaining funds will be available by application for students who are not Pell grant eligible or are Pell grant eligible but did not have a FAFSA submitted before February 7th, 2021.  This portion of the student stimulus payment will be handed out on a first come first serve basis until all the money is disbursed.  This portion of the grant equals $13,343.  On a weekly basis as applications are received they will be reviewed by the dean of academic and student affairs, the financial aid director and the financial aid assistant.  These students will not receive a set amount but an amount that will be determined by the committee.  (05/12/2021)

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

HEERF Block Grant Email(03/05/2021)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students.

Student who have submitted a FAFSA, are enrolled in 6 or more credits in the spring 2021 semester and are Pell eligible will receive a block grant in the amount of $541.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by the financial aid offered or other sources of income. 

 Financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

 Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account.

 If you would like your HEERF II grant applied to your bill at Dakota College at Bottineau please reply back to this email and include this statement:

YES, please apply  my HEERF II Grant to my bill.

This is your consent to apply your $541 grant to your total owed.

 Email consent must be received back before Thursday March 11th.

 Thank you,

Dakota College at Bottineau

HEERF Block Grant Letter- Receiving (03/16/2021)

You are receiving this email because your block grant in the amount of $541 was disbursed from financial aid to your account.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by the financial aid offered or other sources of income. 

Student should not expect to see any grant payment checks or direct deposits until at least March 22, 2021. 

If you have questions about how your grant will be sent to you please contact the business office at 701-228-5430.  If you received a refund this grant payment will be sent the same way.    

 Financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

 We recognize that these funds may not be enough to address all the hardships faced by Dakota College at Bottineau students. Still, we hope that these resources reduce the burdens faced by you, including paying for your education.

You may also view your account by clicking on the financial account tile, then account summary.  If you scroll to the bottom it will show all the financial aid you received including any HEERF Grant money. 

Sincerely,
Dakota College at Bottineau

HEERF II Appplication (03/17/2021)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II)-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.   Financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

 Students must make an application for consideration of the HEERF II Grant.  Students who received the block grant are not eligible to apply for additional funding at this time. 

 HEERF II Application

https://www.dakotacollege.edu/student-life/student-forms/HEERF

 Student who have submitted a FAFSA, did not receive a block grant, and are enrolled in 6 or more credits in the spring 2021 semester are eligible to apply.

 Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account. 

 Funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until all funds are expended.

Thank you,

Dakota College at Bottineau

HEERF Grant Letter(04/06/2021) - Students Receiving Application Emails

You are receiving this email because your application for HEERF II grant money was approved in the amount of $XXX, this will disbursed from financial aid to your account.  Financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
 
 If you have questions about how your grant will be sent please contact the business office at 701-228-5430.  
 
We recognize that these funds may not be enough to address all the hardships faced by Dakota College at Bottineau students. Still, we hope that these resources reduce the burdens faced by you, including paying for your education.
 
 
Sincerely,
Dakota College at Bottineau