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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

LTC is a recipient of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds. Below is information about how those funds are received and used for student and institutional aid. This page serves as the public repository for federal reporting requirements.

Student Aid

Phase 2 (HEERF II)

The Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) provides support to college students as their education and lives were disrupted by COVID-19. Funds are to be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, technology, food, housing, transportation, health care, and childcare – or any emergency related expense due to COVID-19.  Colleges are to prioritize the funding to those displaying exceptional need.  

  • On February 19, 2021, Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) received an additional $488,908 from the U.S. Department of Education for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students
  • On March 19, 2021, the Department of Education provided guidance on CRRSAA funds.
  • On April 2, 2021, LTC distributed $488,108 to 752 students.
  • Distribution Method
    • LTC is using the expected family contribution (EFC) as produced by the 2020-2021 FAFSA to determine exceptional need.  Funds will be distributed to program students enrolled in at least one undergraduate class in Spring 2021, using the following breakdown: 
      • $800 for Spring 2021 Pell recipients with a zero EFC
      • $600 for Spring 2021 Pell recipients with an EFC from 1 – 5711.
      • $400 for Spring 2021 financial aid applicants with an EFC from 5712 – 14,190
    • With this method, LTC will disburse the full student allocation of CRRSAA funds without an application process.  Students identified as a recipient with a remaining Spring 2021 balance as of March 17, 2021 will receive a communication indicating their option to have the grant applied to their balance.  All remaining recipients will be notified on March 29, 2021. Funds will disburse on Friday, April 2.  eRefunds will be generated for students with established valid direct deposit accounts. If not, a paper check will be mailed.  

Phase 1 (HEERF 1)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act provided support to college students whose lives have been disrupted. LTC received a share of funding as a result of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The following information is required in accordance with CARES Act requirements:

  • On April 10, 2020, Lakeshore Technical College signed and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement required by the department, along with assurance the college intends to use no less than 50 percent of funds received through the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • Lakeshore Technical College has received $488,908 from the U.S. Department of Education for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • As of May 20, 2020, Lakeshore Technical College has awarded students $488,908 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants through the CARES Act.
  • The estimated total number of Lakeshore Technical College students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants is 2,659.*
  • As of May 20, 2020, 307 Lakeshore Technical College students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant through the CARES Act. (Reported at time of 30-day update, this report includes 2 extra students)
  • 305 Lakeshore Technical College students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant through the CARES ACT (as reported on LTC’s Annual Performance Report, submitted to the Department of Education on 2/1/2021). 
  • Lakeshore Technical College implemented specific methodology to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants through the CARES Act, and how much they receive. The college plans to distribute funds to as many students as possible while focusing on those with the greatest financial need. Using the application responses and any follow up documentation, reviewers verify eligibility based on CARES Act specifications and demonstrated need due to disruption of college operations.
    • Demonstrated needs considered include:
      • Use of the college’s childcare services
      • Use of the college’s health services
      • Use of the college’s food and personal care pantry
      • Course technology, materials and supplies provided by the college
    • Further evaluation is based on:
      • A FAFSA already on file for the student
      • No FAFSA on file, but the student will file (assistance can be provided to students interested in filing)
      • No FAFSA on file and the student is not interested in filing (a separate form is required in order to determine eligibility)
    • Eligible applicants are awarded the following based on FASFA eligibility, Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and demonstrated need. Awards will not exceed the cost of attendance ($6,195).
      • Student EFC higher than 5576 = $1,000 award per term
      • Student EFC is 1-5576 = $1,500 award per term
      • Student EFC is 0 = $2,000 award per term
  • Information and directions relating to Emergency Financial Aid Grants are located on our website at https://gotoltc.edu/cares-help.
  • There were 1218 eligible students based on Department of Education APR HEERF Final Data Collection Instrument (footnote 9) and HEERF FAQs (Updated January 14, 2021)

* Estimated in April 2020, based off degree-seeking enrollment.

Student aid reporting information for the CARES ACT last updated 2/18/2021.
Student aid reporting information for the CRRSAA Act last updated 4/9/2021.

Institutional Aid & Other HEERF Aid Reporting

Quarterly Reports

  1. 1st HEERF Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report through 9/30/2020.
  2. 2nd HEERF Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report through 12/31/2020.
  3. 3rd HEERF Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report through 3/31/2021.

Phase 2 (HEERF II)

The Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) provides funding to institutions to cover institutional costs associated with expenses due to the coronavirus. 

  • On February 19, 2021, LTC received an additional $2,108,139 from the U.S. Department of Education for institutional aid.
  • On March 8, 2021, LTC received an additional $108,478 through the U.S. Department of Education for Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) for relief.
  • On March 19, 2021, the Department of Education provided guidance on CRRSAA fund usage. 

Phase 1 (HEERF 1)

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides funding to institutions to cover institutional costs associated with expenses due to the coronavirus.

  1. Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) acknowledges it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education on April 21, 2020 the Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Formula Grants Authorized by Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  2. The total amount of funds awarded to LTC from the U.S. Department of Education for institutional expenses is $488,908.00.
  3. The total amount of expenses drawn down as of August 19, 2020 is $278,193.63.
  4. Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) acknowledges it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education on May 1, 2020 the Certification and Agreement for Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Formula Grants Authorized by Section 18004(a)(2) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  5. The total amount of funds awarded to LTC from the U.S. Department of Education for Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) is $49,014 ($48,443 + $571).

Institutional & other reporting information last updated 4/9/2021.