Blackfeet Community College received $133,031 from the CARES Act (Pub. L. No. 116-136), for emergency financial aid grants to all pell-eligible students.
The CARES Act money has been equally distributed between all pell-eligible students that were enrolled in Spring 2020, according to each student’s enrollment status: full time, half-time, part-time status.
Full-Time (12+ crs.) $625.00
¾ Time (9-11 crs.) $468.75
½ Time (6-8 crs.) $312.50
Less than ½ Time (5 or less crs.) $156.25
Additionally, all non-pell eligible students will receive the same payment. However, this payment will be distributed from the Education Stabilization Fund, through the Bureau of Indian Education. The amount spent on non-pell eligible students was $26,562.50.
Therefore, Blackfeet Community College has dispersed a total of $159,343.25 in student emergency aid for both pell-eligible and non-pell eligible students, using funding from the CARES Act.
Payments were mailed out on June 4th, 2020 via certified mail. Students may use the emergency student aid on expenses related to the coronavirus such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
Blackfeet Community College has signed and returned an acknowledgment to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the college has used, 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.
There were 239 students at Blackfeet Community College that were eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
All 239 students at Blackfeet Community College received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.