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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Updated on Monday, October 18, 2021

HEERF I, II, III Grants

The U.S. Department of Education requires all institutions of higher education participating in  Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs, to provide the following information.

1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Pacifica acknowledges that they signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and intend to use the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students on the following dates:

HEERF I – April 23, 2020

HEERF II – January 22, 2021

HEERF III – May 14, 2021

2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is as follows as of September 30, 2021:

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission.

As of September 30, 2021, $587,627 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs. 

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of September 30, 2021, the estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs was 2,307.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

As of September 30, 2021, The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs was 1,297.

6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Financial Aid/Registrar confirmed all actively enrolled students as of March 13, 2020. Reviewed all students who could be eligible at the time under current guidelines, and reduced and confirmed eligible students based on submitted FAFSA, active SS#’s, and on campus learning.  This excluded any students who were enrolled in dissertation, international students, and students who planned a Leave of Absence prior to remote learning.

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

For all eligible students a fillable notification was sent out regarding eligibility as mentioned in item #5. For all students who accepted the grant, aid was disbursed accordingly, and on a timely basis.


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