The following information is given to provide public disclosure and to assure compliance with the United States Department of Education requirements related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. York College's response to the seven requested criteria listed below represent the initial report (30-day Fund report) to the Secretary made within thirty (30) days from the date of the institution’s Certification and Agreement to the Department.
York College Response for CARES Act 30-Day Fund Report
York College is pleased to report that we are participating in the CARES Act established by Congress. We have signed and returned the Department of Education’s Certification and Agreement that we intend 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.
The total grant from the Department of Education under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for York College is $459,315 and of that amount at least $229,658 will be available for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
York College has already distributed $197,400 to students eligible for these grants.
York College has 329 students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
329 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
York College determined that all eligible students needed Emergency Grants for food costs during the last six weeks of our semester and we estimated the food costs at $100 per week. Each student then received a grant of $600.
York College is currently assessing student needs and situations and will respond with additional grants as warranted.