CSN COVID-19 Updates
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HEERF I, II, III Institutional and MSI Reporting
- Quarter Ending 09/30/2020 Expenditure Report
- Quarter Ending 12/31/2020 Expenditure Report
- Quarter Ending 03/31/2021 Expenditure Report
- Quarter Ending 06/30/2021 Expenditure Report
- Quarter Ending 09/30/2021 Expenditure Report
- Quarter Ending 12/31/2021 Expenditure Report
- Quarter Ending 03/31/2022 Expenditure Report
HEERF I (CARES) Funding Institution
HEERF II (CRRSAA) Funding Institution
HEERF III (ARP) Funding Institution
Information on HEERF I (CARES) Emergency Funding for Students
The Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides economic stimulus funding for many Americans. Included within the act were Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds, designed to assist qualifying students with financial relief related to disruption of campus operations and classes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education has allocated $7,039,204 to CSN to award as emergency cash grants to College of Southern Nevada students. The entire amount of $7,039,204 was distributed to students using the criteria below.
Do I qualify for funding from the federal CARES Act?
You may. Students who qualify for CARES Act funding will receive funding automatically. Specific details are listed below, but in general, students must have been eligible to receive financial aid for the 2019–20 academic year and must not have been exclusively enrolled in online courses before March 13, 2020.
Who is eligible for CARES Act funding?
You are eligible for the CARES Act funds if you:
- have completed a 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listed the College of Southern Nevada on the application, and met all of the eligibility requirements to receive federal financial aid;
- have completed all required actions for financial aid (i.e., verification, etc.);
- are not be in default of a federal student loan or have been overpaid on a federal grant;
- were not exclusively enrolled in online courses before March 13, 2020;
- are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen;
- have a valid Social Security Number;
- have registered with the Selective Service System, if you are male;
- have a high school diploma or equivalent;
- have declared and are enrolled in a degree or certificate program; and
- are a student with a status of good, warning or probationary satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
Students who were enrolled exclusively in all online courses before March 13, 2020 are not eligible for CARES Act funds.
How many students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus received CARES funding?
As of October 13, 2020, we distributed funds to 9,624 students.
How much CARES Act funding will I receive?
Awards will be between $200 and $1000 and were calculated based on the enrollment status of four groups: full-time students, three-quarter-time students, half-time students and less-than-half-time students. For example, students enrolled full time (12 credits or more) paid the highest registration and student fee amounts. Therefore, this group experienced more significant financial loss and expenses due to the disruption of CSN campus operations. In addition, students with an Expected Family Contribution of zero will receive an additional percentage of the emergency aid funding. view the methodology used to determine the students who received funding.
How will funds be distributed?
We will process your payment through the Cashier’s Office as one amount arriving via check by mail or through direct deposit. Payments will be processed and automatically distributed through the CSN Cashier’s Office. Once CSN has processed the payments, you will be able to view your award in your MyCSN student account.
What if I need financial assistance, but I don’t meet the eligibility requirements for the CARES Act?
Please consider applying for the CSN Student Emergency Fund. For full details, visit the Emergency Fund Criteria and Award Protocol webpage. Then fill out the emergency fund application.
International, undocumented and DACA students are not eligible for CARES Act funds but can apply for the CSN Student Emergency Fund.
What if I have questions about the CARES Act funding?
Please email CSN’s Financial Aid Office.
When was acknowledgement signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance given that the institution has used, or intends 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?
CSN completed the Application and Certification for the CARES funding on April 22 and our Award Notification on May 1, 2020.
How were the students and the campus community notified?
CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza informed college faculty, staff and students of the impending awards in a personal email on May 6, 2020. A subsequent award email to all eligible students was sent by the CSN Financial Aid Office on May, 8, 2020.
Information on HEERF II (CRRSAA) Emergency Funding for Students
HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF II FUND (HEERF II)
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020 to provide economic stimulus funding for many Americans. The purpose of the funding is to assist qualifying students with financial relief related to their cost of attendance expenses and/or emergency expenses that arise due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education allocated $7,039,204 to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) to award as emergency cash grants to CSN students. The amount of $7,039,204 was distributed to students using the criteria below.
HEERF II ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the HEERF II base funds, students must meet all the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled at CSN as of April 30th, 2021. Students who have withdrawn from CSN are not eligible.
- Degree or certificate seeking
- US citizen or eligible noncitizen (hold a valid green card)
- Must not be a high school/dual enrollment student
- Must not be exclusively auditing course(s)
- For the HEERF II supplemental fund:
- Completed Free Application for Federal Student Application (FAFSA)
- An official zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA as of April 30, 2021
HEERF II ALLOCATION
HEERF II funding was distributed into two areas:
- An initial, base award to all eligible students as listed above
- A supplemental award to eligible students with an official zero EFC on their completed FAFSA
HEERF II figures (As of June 10, 2021)
Total Number of Eligible Student
Total Amount Disbursed
Zero EFC FAFSA Students
Total (Student Portion)
HEERF II Institutional Portion
Total (Student & Institutional Portions)
Additional HEERF II information
- Communication from CSN President Federico Zaragoza regarding HEERF II funding
- Eligible students automatically receive the base and supplemental payments provided by HEERF II funding.
- The payments are refunded to the student via direct deposit (if signed up) or paper check in the mail.
- Information about the HEERF II funding can be found at https://at.csn.edu/covid-19 under sections:
- HEERF II Institutional Portion: HEERF II (CRRSAA) Funding Institution
- HEERF II Student Portion: Information on HEERF II (CRRSAA) Emergency Funding Information for Students
- HEERF II Methodology
Information on HEERF III (ARP) Emergency Funding for Students
HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF II FUND (HEERF III)
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) III under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 which was signed into law on March 11, 2021provides economic stimulus funding for many Americans. The purpose of the funding is to assist qualifying students with financial relief related to their cost of attendance expenses and/or emergency expenses that arise due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education allocated $30,588,877 to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) to award as emergency cash grants to CSN students. The amount of $29,751,595 was distributed to students using the criteria below.
HEERF III ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the HEERF III funds, students must meet all the following criteria:
- Student must be enrolled in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 semester
- Student must be a U.S. citizen, eligible noncitizen, DACA, Undocumented, or International
- Student does not have to be in good financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- Student can be degree seeking or non-degree seeking
- For significant financial need:
- Student must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
- Student must have a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- International student must be enrolled in 12 credits
- Division of Workforce & Economic Development (DWED) student:
- Student must be enrolled in a DWED course in the Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 semester
- Student must be taking a course that further career or educational development
- Student whose course(s) are paid through a grant or third party are excluded
HEERF III ALLOCATION
HEERF III funding was distributed into four groups:
- A base award to all eligible students meeting the above criteria (excludes International & DWED students)
- A supplemental award to eligible students with a zero EFC on their completed FAFSA (from the base award group)
- An award to eligible International students meeting the above criteria
- An award to eligible DWED students meeting the above criteria
HEERF III FIGURES
(As of October 28, 2021)
Total Number of Eligible Student
Total Amount Disbursed
Zero EFC FAFSA Students
Total (Student Portion)
ADDITIONAL HEERF II INFORMATION
- Communication from CSN President Federico Zaragoza regarding HEERF III funding
- Eligible students will automatically receive the award provided by HEERF III funding (application is not required)
- The award is refunded to the student via direct deposit (if signed up) or paper check in the mail