SGSC CARES

South Georgia State College has received approval to distribute the portion of the CARES Act funds that is intended to offer financial assistance to students. The Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Fiscal Affairs are working diligently to follow CARES Act guidelines and disburse the funds to students.

We will be sending more communications to eligible students that will notify them of the amount of CARES Act funds they have been awarded.  You will not have to apply for these funds, they will automatically be disbursed through your student account.

The CARES Act guidance states specifically that students who meet the following criteria are eligible:

  1. Students who have a completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file (If you do not have one on file you may fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA by June 30, 2020 and notify the Office of Financial Aid)
  2.  Students who were enrolled in face-to-face classes for Spring term 2020

Students that are not eligible according to the guidelines issued by the Department of Education are:

  1. International Students
  2. Transient Students (Home institutions will issue those grants)
  3.  Dual Enrolled Students
  4.  Students that were enrolled 100% online before March 13, 2020

Please continue to check your email for future guidance. Our goal is to distribute these funds to students as soon as possible.

 

CARES Act Emergency Aid Grants to Students 45 Day Report

South Georgia State College 00159900

June 30, 2020

South Georgia State College signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 16, 2020.  SGSC will 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. 

South Georgia State College was awarded $1,211,369 by the U. S, Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

As of the date of this report, SGSC has awarded and distributed $1,211,280 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

We estimated a total of approximately 1,435 students at South Georgia State College were enrolled in face-to-face courses and could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

South Georgia State College have awarded and disbursed funds to 1,424 students from the Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

South Georgia State College is using the following method to award Emergency Cares Act grant funds to students:

 

South Georgia State College Proposal for CARES Act Grants

South Georgia State College has been approved for $1,211,369 to award in the first round of CARES Act grants for SGSC students. 

This memorandum contains South Georgia State College’s (SGSC) proposed course of action with regards to student disbursement of funds provided by the CARES Act for the spring 2020 semester.

SGSC would like to award funds to students based on demonstrated financial need. In order to receive this award, students will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a FAFSA for the 2019‐2020 academic year.
  • Be Title IV eligible
  • Not be enrolled as an online‐only student as of March 13, 2020

Using these criteria, we would have approximately 1435 students with need that we would like to award $800 each to for a total of $1,148,000.

The remaining balance of CARES ACT funds totaling $63,369 would be used to provide assistance to students who have not completed a FAFSA for the 2019‐2020 academic year, but have a financial need as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID 19 such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care expenses and could be Title IV eligible. These students will be asked to self‐identify and complete a professional judgement appeal and will be asked to submit a FAFSA to determine Title IV eligibility. If the student is determined to be eligible, the student will be awarded within the range of $600 ‐ $800 depending on the circumstances.

Thank you for your consideration and I would be happy to provide you with any additional information.

 

CARES Act Emergency Aid Grants to Students 30 Day Report

South Georgia State College 00159900

May 15, 2020

South Georgia State College signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 16, 2020.  SGSC will 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. 

South Georgia State College was awarded $1,211,369 by the U. S, Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

As of the date of this report, SGSC has awarded and distributed $1,135,200 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

We estimated a total of approximately 1,435 students at South Georgia State College were enrolled in face-to-face courses and could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

South Georgia State College have awarded and disbursed funds to 1,419 students from the Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

South Georgia State College is using the following method to award Emergency Cares Act grant funds to students:

 

South Georgia State College Proposal for CARES Act Grants

South Georgia State College has been approved for $1,211,369 to award in the first round of CARES Act grants for SGSC students. 

This memorandum contains South Georgia State College’s (SGSC) proposed course of action with regards to student disbursement of funds provided by the CARES Act for the spring 2020 semester.

SGSC would like to award funds to students based on demonstrated financial need. In order to receive this award, students will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a FAFSA for the 2019‐2020 academic year.
  • Be Title IV eligible
  • Not be enrolled as an online‐only student as of March 13, 2020

Using these criteria, we would have approximately 1435 students with need that we would like to award $800 each to for a total of $1,148,000.

The remaining balance of CARES ACT funds totaling $63,369 would be used to provide assistance to students who have not completed a FAFSA for the 2019‐2020 academic year, but have a financial need as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID 19 such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care expenses and could be Title IV eligible. These students will be asked to self‐identify and complete a professional judgement appeal and will be asked to submit a FAFSA to determine Title IV eligibility. If the student is determined to be eligible, the student will be awarded within the range of $600 ‐ $800 depending on the circumstances.

Thank you for your consideration and I would be happy to provide you with any additional information.

 

Posted on the SGSC Website and Emailed to All Students:

South Georgia State College has received approval to distribute the portion of the CARES Act funds that is intended to offer financial assistance to students. The Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Fiscal Affairs are working diligently to follow CARES Act guidelines and disburse the funds to students.

We will be sending more communications to eligible students that will notify them of the amount of CARES Act funds they have been awarded.  You will not have to apply for these funds, they will automatically be disbursed through your student account.

The CARES Act guidance states specifically that students who meet the following criteria are eligible:

  1. Students who have a completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file (If you do not have one on file you may fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA by June 30, 2020 and notify the Office of Financial Aid)
  2.  Students who were enrolled in face-to-face classes for Spring term 2020

Students that are not eligible according to the guidelines issued by the Department of Education are:

  1. International Students
  2. Transient Students (Home institutions will issue those grants)
  3.  Dual Enrolled Students
  4.  Students that were enrolled 100% online before March 13, 2020

Please continue to check your email for future guidance. Our goal is to distribute these funds to students as soon as possible.

 

Posted on Social Media at https://www.facebook.com/SouthGeorgiaStateCollege/ and Twitter at @southGAstate:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant economic hardships for many people in our country, including students at South Georgia State College and their families. We are pleased that we now have CARES Act funds to share with eligible SGSC students.

Information on the CARES Act funding for students is available. Please check your student email for details.

 

Emailed to Student that were recipients of the CARES Act Grant:

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As part of the Federal CARES Act of 2020, the Federal government provided colleges and universities with funds to make direct payments to students to assist with expenses related to the impacts of COVID 19.  We are pleased to notify you that you have been awarded $800 from the Cares Act Emergency Relief Grant.

Due to the number of awards, it may take up to two weeks for the funds to be distributed to students.  We will distribute these funds to you as quickly as we can either by direct deposit, if you signed up for an electronic refund, or by paper check.

Please feel free to contact our office at (912) 260-4200 with any questions or concerns you may have.

Sincerely,

Office of Financial Aid

 

Information on the Institutional Portion of CARES Act Funding

Information related to the expenditure of the Institutional Portion of CARES Act Funding can be found on the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report found here (PDF).