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CRRSA Act Funding Disclosure

CRRSA Act Funding Disclosure 9-1-21

Unity College has been awarded the following amounts as part of the CRRSA Act fund allocation:

$411,079 student allocation which must be spent on student awards only and $855,071 institution allocation which may be used to assist students but is available to reimburse schools for expenses/losses incurred due to covid. 

We determined the population by pulling the most recent registration list for SP2A.  We issued all funds to undergraduate students with most funds being allocated to Pell Grant Eligible students based on guidance received from the federal government.  It is as follows:

  • 75% (at least $308,310) awarded to pell grant eligible non-distance education students with 37.5% going to FTE enrollments and 37.5% going to headcount enrollment.  Based on our academic calendar, The FTE enrollment as 3 credits is FT.
  • 23% (at least $94,548) awarded to non-pell grant eligible FTE or Headcount enrollment in non-Distance Education courses prior to the emergency.
  • 2% (at least $8,221) awarded to pell grant eligible students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses/programs.

We determined award amounts using the following formula:

  • For Hybrid Pell Eligible students:  154 students
    • EFC Under $3001=$3000
    • EFC greater than 3000=$1500
    • No longer enrolled due to graduation= $500
    • Students who started SP2 but were awarded at time of review followed the same EFC criteria.
    • *Amount Spent $308,500 of $308,310 allocated.  
  • For Hybrid non-Pell eligible students:  187 students
    • Awarded each student a set amount of $506
    • *Amount spent $94,622 of $94,548 allocated.  
  • For Distance Education Pell eligible 0 EFC only:  93 students
    • Awarded each student a set amount of $506
    • *Amount spent $47,058 of $8,221 allocated.  

Based on this awarding formula, Unity College awarded $450,180 of the $411,079.  $39,101 of the institutional share to support student awards.

Institutional Share:

$39,101 to support student awards. Unity College used the institutional portion of the funds received to implement new and enhanced information technology systems associated with its distance education program. In addition to technological improvements, the College hired additional distance education staff to assist in the enrollment process and improve the overall remote learning experience. The costs Unity College incurred in growing its distance education program far exceeded the funds received from the Cares Act and HEERF awards.

Disclosure HEERF II 4-30-21

Unity College has been awarded the following amounts as part of the HEERF II fund allocation:

$411079 student allocation which must be spent on student awards only and $855,071 institution allocation which may be used to assist students but is available to reimburse schools for expenses/losses incurred due to covid. 

We determined the population by pulling the most recent registration list for SP2A.  We issued all funds to undergraduate students with most funds being allocated to Pell Grant Eligible students based on guidance received from the federal government.  It is as follows:

  • 75% (at least $308,310) awarded to pell grant eligible non-distance education students with 37.5% going to FTE enrollments and 37.5% going to headcount enrollment.  Based on our academic calendar, The FTE enrollment as 3 credits is FT.
  • 23% (at least $94,548) awarded to non-pell grant eligible FTE or Headcount enrollment in non-Distance Education courses prior to the emergency.
  • 2% (at least $8221) awarded to pell grant eligible students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses/programs.

We determined award amounts using the following formula:

  • For Hybrid Pell Eligible students:  154 students
    • EFC Under $3001=$3000
    • EFC greater than 3000=$1500
    • No longer enrolled due to graduation= $500
    • Students who started SP2 but were awarded at time of review followed the same EFC criteria.
    • *Amount Spent $308,500 of $308,310 allocated.  
  • For Hybrid non-Pell eligible students:  187 students
    • Awarded each student a set amount of $506
    • *Amount spent $94,622 of $94,548 allocated.  
  • For Distance Education Pell eligible 0 EFC only:  93 students
    • Awarded each student a set amount of $506
    • *Amount spent $47,058 of $8221 allocated.  

Based on this awarding formula, Unity College awarded $450,180 of the $411,079. $39,101 of the institutional share to support student awards.

Institutional Share:

$39,101 to support student awards.  Unity College used the institutional portion of the funds received to implement new and enhanced information technology systems associated with its distance education program.  In addition to technological improvements, the College hired additional distance education staff to assist in the enrollment process and improve the overall remote learning experience.  The costs Unity College incurred in growing their distance education program far exceeded the funds received from the Cares Act and HEERF awards.

HEERF III-American Rescue Plan Allocation 03-31-2022

Unity College has been awarded the following amounts as part of the HEERF III (American Rescue Plan) fund allocation:

$1,013,047 student allocation which must be spent on student awards only and $964,125 institution allocation which may be used to assist students but is available to reimburse schools for expenses/losses incurred due to covid.

Unity College awarded funds to students registered for the 2022-SP1A-5W term. All funds were issued to undergraduate Pell Grant eligible Hybrid Learning students and 0 EFC Pell Eligible Distance Education students based on guidance received from the federal government.

Each student received an email confirming eligibility and were asked to provide written notification if the student wanted the funds applied to an outstanding balance with the institution. An award of $800 was applied to 1323 students’ accounts on March 31, 2022. Refunds were issued the week on April 4, 2022.

Based on this awarding formula, Unity College awarded $1,054,800 of the $1,013,047 directly to students. $41,750 of the institutional share was utilized to support these direct student awards.

Institutional Share:

$41,750 of the institutional share was utilized to support direct student awards. Unity College used the institutional portion of the funds received to implement new and enhanced information technology systems associated with its distance education program. In addition to technological improvements, the College hired additional distance education staff to assist in the enrollment process and improve the overall remote learning experience. The costs Unity College incurred in growing their distance education program far exceeded the funds received from the Cares Act and HEERF awards.

Last Updated on May 4, 2022