Cares Act Emergency Relief Funds

REQUEST FORM: CARES ACT EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANT REQUEST

Empire Beauty School acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act to the Department of Education. Per the agreement, Empire Beauty School will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) to provide Emergency Financial Aid grants to students.

CARES ACT HEERF STUDENT GRANT REPORT

CARES ACT HEERF INSTITUTIONAL GRANT REPORTS

First Report

Q4

Q1 2021

ELIGIBILTY METHODOLOGY

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.

For the initial awarding of HEERF funding, Empire Beauty School determined eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • FAFSA on file and eligible for Title IV funding
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Cannot be in Default on a Title IV Loan or owe an Overpayment on a Title IV Grant
  • Enrolled in an eligible program
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Grand Rapids, MI00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
Portage, MI00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
Standale, MI00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
Harrisburg, PA00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
North Hills, PA00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
Lebanon, PA00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
Boston, MA00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
CC Philadelphia, PA00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
Memphis/Colonial, TN00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
Buffalo, NY00817800March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Pottsville, PA01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Gwinnett, GA01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Kennesaw, GA01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Bloomington, MN01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Avondale, AZ01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Warwick, RI01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Green Bay, WI01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Milwaukee, WI01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
Lakeland, FL01260600March 13, 2020 - November 30, 2020ReportReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Portland, ME00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Bangor, ME00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Concord, NC00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Pineville, NC00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Spring Lake Park, MN00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Florence, KY00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
NW Phoenix, AZ00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Bloomfield, NJ00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Hanover Park, IL00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Union, NJ00945900March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Lehigh Valley, PA00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Owings Mills, MD00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Glen Burnie, MD00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
C Tucson, AZ00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Monroeville, PA00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
West Mifflin, PA00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Lancaster, PA00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Lauderhill, FL00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
West Palm Beach, FL00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Shamokin Dam, PA00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Springfield, PA00966400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Wyoming Valley, PA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Augusta, GA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Reading, PA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Midlothian, VA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
York, PA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Richmond, VA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Flagstaff, AZ01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Chandler, AZ01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Chenoweth, KY01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Malden, MA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Dunwoody, GA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Nashville, TN01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Cheltenham, PA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Tampa, FL01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Newport News, VA01054200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
NE Philadelphia, PA02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Virginia Beach, VA02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Vernon Hills, IL02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Stone Park, IL02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Memphis/Highland, TN02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Hanover, PA02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Speedway, IN02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
W Greensboro, NC02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Bordentown, NJ02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
Northlake, GA02079400March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time betweenQ1Q4Q1 2021
Manhattan, NY02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
Rochester, NY02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
Elizabethtown, KY02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
Savannah, GA02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
Littleton, CO02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
Aurora, CO02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
Charlotte, NC02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
Brooklyn, NY02173200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Peekskill, NY02314200March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Cincinnati, OH02334300March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020ReportReportReport
CampusOPEIDIn attendance at any time between:Q1Q4Q1 2021
Astoria, NY00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Paramus, NJ00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Hurstbourne, KY00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Dixie, KY00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Thornton, CO00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Morrow, GA00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Cherry Hill, NJ00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Jackson, TN00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Indianapolis, IN00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport
Winston-Salem, NC00757300March 13, 2020 - January 31, 2021ReportReportReport

INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDANCE PROVIDED TO STUDENTS

Empire Beauty School sent a student portal message and text message to students instructing them to go to empire.edu/cares-act for instructions on how to access the Cares Act Emergency Relief funds.

REQUEST FORM: CARES ACT EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANT REQUEST

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Any additional questions or assistance, please email the Financial Assistance Department at empirecares@empire.edu.

FAQ's

Q: What is the CARES Emergency Grant?

A: The United States Government has allocated funds to Empire Beauty School for us to help our students who have an emergency situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to going to school online:
These items could be the cost of food and housing due to a loss of income, needing to overcome technology challenges to be able to continue school online, childcare challenges due to school being out of school for the remainder of the year, or other situations due to the pandemic.

Q: Am I eligible to receive an Emergency grant?

A: You must be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid.
If you completed a FAFSA and have received a Pell grant and/or a Direct student loan, you are likely eligible for this grant.
If you have not completed a FAFSA, you still may complete one in order to see if you are eligible.
If you complete a FAFSA or have completed a FAFSA and are ineligible for Title IV aid, you will not be eligible for this grant.

Q: Do I have to be PELL Grant eligible to be qualify for the Cares Emergency Grant?

A: No. You can be eligible for the Cares Emergency Grant even if you are not PELL Grant eligible.

Q: How do I apply for this grant?

A: To apply for the CARES Emergency Grant:

  • Complete the online application here.
  • Make sure you update your address on that form, as these funds will be mailed to you directly and will not go to your campus.
  • Your request will be reviewed for eligibility.

Q: When will these funds be available?

A: These funds will become available approximately 10 business days after your application is processed.

Q: How will I know if I will receive the grant and how much it is?

A: You will receive an email letting you know you were approved and the amount.

Q: Are the grant funds taxable income?

A: No, according to the IRS website, this is not included in your gross 2020 income.

Q: Are there fees associated with the grant funds?

A: There is not a fee for receiving the grant funds, however there may be a fee imposed by your bank or retailer when cashing the check.

Q: Do I have to pay these funds back later?

A: No, these funds are considered grant funds and do not need to be repaid.

Q: Can this be applied towards my balance at Empire Beauty School?

A: No, these funds are designated by the U. S. Government to be used by our students for emergency situations caused by COVID-19 and are not to be retained as payment on your account.

Q: Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

A: You may contact the Financial Assistance Department with additional questions by email at empirecares@empire.edu. If you feel you need additional funds due to COVID-19, we suggest applying even if you are not sure if you are eligible.

COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary heath precautions, resources

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. At Empire Beauty School, the health and safety of our students, employees, and visitors are our top priority.

For the latest information on the spread of the new coronavirus, please refer to reliable sources, such as:

Links to State Health Department Websites, State specific resources specific for COVID-19, and Links to information for healthcare professionals including testing information. In states where currently available, we provided COVID-19 hotlines to call:

ARIZONA

Arizona COVID-19 Hotline 1-844-542-8201

COLORADO

Colorado COVID-19 Hotline 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911

FLORIDA

Florida COVID 19 Hotline 1-866-779-6121

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

KENTUCKY

MAINE

MARYLAND

Maryland COVID-19 suspected patient reporting line 410-767-6500

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts COVID-19 Infectious Disease Reporting 617-983-6800

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

Minnesota COVID-19 Hotline 651-201-3920

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey COVID-19 Hotline 1-800-222-1222

NEW YORK

New York COVID-19 Hotline 888-364-3065

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina COVID-19 Hotline 866-462-3821

OHIO

Ohio COVID-19 Hotline 1-833-427-5634

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hotline 877-724-3258

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island COVID-19 Hotline 401-222-8022

TENNESSEE

Tennessee COVID-19 Hotline 877-857-2945

VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN