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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Funding Information

HEERF I / Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding

January 29, 2021

Skidmore College submitted the required HEERF I Annual Performance Report via the Annual Report Data Collection System on January 19, 2021.

 

October 15, 2020 - Institutional Aid Portion

Skidmore College has received $820,316 in Institutional Aid as part of the Federal CARES Act, and has signed the Certification to the Department of Education.

Due to the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Skidmore made the decision to send the vast majority of our students home to complete the remainder of the semester through virtual learning. Skidmore refunded students in College housing for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, an unplanned expenditure (lost revenue) of more than $4 million.

Skidmore used the $820,316 in Institutional Aid to provide reimbursements for room and board to partially offset this significant and unplanned expenditure. The quarterly report covering the quarter ending 9/30/20 was submitted as a final report to the Department of Education on 10/14/20 and can be viewed here.

 

June 23, 2020 - Student Aid Portion

Skidmore College has received $820,317 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students as part of the Federal CARES Act, and has signed the Certification to the Department of Education. Skidmore commits to using no less than 50 percent of its total HEERF funds as Emergency Student Grant Funds.

Skidmore has awarded $820,317 to 399 students as of June 23, 2020.

The requirements for this Federal eligibility include US Citizenship (or US Permanent Residency status), Title IV Federal student aid eligibility (FAFSA filers, of which Skidmore has 1,341 for 2019-2020), with funding priority based on family financial need (such as qualify for the Federal Pell Grant).

US Citizens and eligible non-citizens who have filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA were sent three emails with a link to the application for funding. All available funding has been awarded. If you have questions please email the financial aid office at finaid@skidmore.edu.

 

May 19, 2020 - Student Aid Portion

Skidmore College has received $820,317 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students as part of the Federal CARES Act.

Skidmore has awarded $313,829 to 227 students as of May 14, 2020.

The requirements for this Federal eligibility include US Citizenship (or US Permanent Residency status), Title IV Federal student aid eligibility (FAFSA filers, of which Skidmore has 1,341 for 2019-2020), with funding priority based on family financial need (such as qualify for the Federal Pell Grant).

US Citizens and eligible non-citizens who have filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA have been sent two emails with a link to the application for funding. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a funds-available basis. If you have questions please email the financial aid office at finaid@skidmore.edu.