CARES Act Reporting

 

30 day report 45 day report


published 5/19/20

In compliance with section 18004e of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Western Wyoming Community College (College) acknowledges:

1. The College signed and returned, to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement form on April 14, 2020 and the College 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.

2. The College has received at total of $362,621.00 from the Department of Education pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

3. As of the date of this submission, the College has distributed $19,000.00 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. (30-day Report).

4. The College estimates that the College has approximately 2500 students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

5. As of the date of this submission, 38 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

6. The College uses a mixed method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  1. The College will distribute $1000 in block grant funding to eligible students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2000 or less
  2. The College will distribute $500 in block grant funding to eligible students with an EFC from 2001 to 5000
  3. The College will distribute additional need-based funding to each eligible student who submits the College’s CARES Act funding application available through the MyWestern student portal at https://mywestern.westernwyoming.edu/ until all funds are expended.

7. The instructions, directions, and guidance provided by the College to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are available via the links below:

  1. Panorama eNewsletter sent to Students 4/22/20
  2. CARES Act Application
  3. Financial Aid
  4. Emergency Resources Email to Students 4/28/20

 

published 6/4/20
In compliance with section 18004e of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Western Wyoming Community College (College) acknowledges:

1. The College signed and returned, to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement form on April 14, 2020 and the College 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.

2. The College has received at total of $362,621.00 from the Department of Education pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

3. As of the date of this submission, the College has distributed $362,621.00 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. (45-day Report).

4. The College estimates that the College has approximately 2500 students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

5. As of the date of this submission, 424 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

6. The College uses a mixed method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

  1. The College will distribute $1000 in block grant funding to eligible students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2000 or less
  2. The College will distribute $500 in block grant funding to eligible students with an EFC from 2001 to 5000
  3. The College will distribute additional need-based funding to each eligible student who submits the College’s CARES Act funding application available through the MyWestern student portal at https://mywestern.westernwyoming.edu/ until all funds are expended.

7. The instructions, directions, and guidance provided by the College to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are available via the links below:

  1. Panorama eNewsletter sent to Students 4/22/20
  2. CARES Act Application
  3. Financial Aid
  4. Emergency Resources Email to Students 4/28/20
  5. Award Letter $500
  6. Award Letter $1000

 

Published 10/11/21

The Western Wyoming Community College Emergency CARES Grant is provided by the U.S. Government to support students that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion former Secretary DeVos expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.


Western Wyoming Community College has expended rounds one and two of funding (HEERF and CRRSSA). 

2021 Quarter 4

  1. Western Wyoming Community College (College) acknowledges that it has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form to the US Department of Education. The College will use no less than the required amount of funds received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The College will receive $1,579,500 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The College has distributed a total of $972,000 in HEERF III emergency financial aid grants to students as of the date of this quarterly report.

    $117,000 for Summer 2021 Semester

$855,000 for Fall 2021 Semester

4.Currently, the estimated total number of students at the College that are eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant under the ARPA is 881.

147 estimated students for Summer 2021

622 estimated students for Fall 2021

5. 622 students received the College COVID-19 Emergency Grant during Fall 2021 Semester as of the date of this quarterly report.

6.The College uses a mixed method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    • The College will distribute $1500 in block grant funding to eligible students in 9 or more credits by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • The College will distribute $750 in block grant funding to eligible students in 8 or less credits by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

7.The instructions, directions, and guidance provided by the College to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are available on the College Financial Aid webpage as well as below:

2021 (CARES) Relief Funding

Dear Student,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government approved (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding) known as CARES for qualified students. The Federal Government has now approved a third round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds otherwise known as CARES for the 2021 academic year to be awarded to qualified students.
Please note that this funding is not guaranteed to all students. These funds will be distributed to students with the greatest unmet need, per the federal guidelines.
If you have not yet completed a 2021-2022 FAFSA and would like to be considered for these funds, please complete the 2021/2022 FAFSA. You can complete the FAFSA by CLICKING HERE!

Things that will disqualify you from receiving these funds:

  • Students who have an unsatisfactory SAP (satisfactory academic progress) status.
  • Students who are not enrolled in undergraduate courses
  • Students who are not degree-seeking
  • Having no or minimal unmet need

Items to take Note:

  • Students will have the option this time to opt in to have these funds directly applied to their student account balance at Western.

Please access the form here!

  • If the student chooses not to complete the form to opt in, the CARES funds will be disbursed directly to the student.
  • Any unpaid balance will be the student's responsibility. Unpaid balances will result in the inability to receive transcripts, diploma(if graduating), register for the next semester, and be turned over to collections.

Please remember there is the option available for direct deposit through Bank Mobile. You may access BankMobile through your MyWestern account.
To ensure refunds are received it is important that we have a current address on file at Western. You may experience a delay in receiving your refund if a current address is not on file. Be aware refunds sent by check may take 4-6 weeks to receive.
All recipients of these funds will be notified by email through My Western, so please make sure you are checking this account regularly.
Sincerely,
The Western Wyoming Community College Financial Aid Team

(CARES) HEERF III Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $750.00.
If you signed the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

(CARES) HEERF III Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $1500.00.
If you signed the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

 

 

2021 Quarter 3

  1. Western Wyoming Community College (College) acknowledges that it has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form to the US Department of Education. The College will use no less than the required amount of funds received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The College will receive $1,579,500 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The College has distributed a total of $117,000 in HEERF III emergency financial aid grants to students as of the date of this quarterly report.

    $117,000 for Summer 2021 Semester
  4. Currently, the estimated total number of students at the College that are eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant under the ARPA is 147.

    147 estimated students for Summer 2021
  5. 147 students received the College COVID-19 Emergency Grant during Summer 2021 Semester as of the date of this quarterly report.
  6. The College uses a mixed method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • The College will distribute $1500 in block grant funding to eligible students in 9 or more credits by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • The College will distribute $750 in block grant funding to eligible students in 8 or less credits by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • The College will distribute additional need-based funding to each eligible student who submits the College’s CARES Act funding application available through the MyWestern student portal at MyWestern until all funds are expended.  

7. The instructions, directions, and guidance provided by the College to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are available on the College Financial Aid webpage as well as below:

2021 (CARES) Relief Funding

Dear Student,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government approved (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding) known as CARES for qualified students. The Federal Government has now approved a third round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds otherwise known as CARES for the 2021 academic year to be awarded to qualified students.
Please note that this funding is not guaranteed to all students. These funds will be distributed to students with the greatest unmet need, per the federal guidelines.
If you have not yet completed a 2021-2022 FAFSA and would like to be considered for these funds, please complete the 2021/2022 FAFSA. You can complete the FAFSA by CLICKING HERE!

Things that will disqualify you from receiving these funds:

  • Students who have an unsatisfactory SAP (satisfactory academic progress) status.
  • Students who are not enrolled in undergraduate courses
  • Students who are not degree-seeking
  • Having no or minimal unmet need

Items to take Note:

  • Students will have the option this time to opt in to have these funds directly applied to their student account balance at Western.

Please access the form here!

  • If the student chooses not to complete the form to opt in, the CARES funds will be disbursed directly to the student.
  • Any unpaid balance will be the student's responsibility. Unpaid balances will result in the inability to receive transcripts, diploma(if graduating), register for the next semester, and be turned over to collections.

Please remember there is the option available for direct deposit through Bank Mobile. You may access BankMobile through your MyWestern account.
To ensure refunds are received it is important that we have a current address on file at Western. You may experience a delay in receiving your refund if a current address is not on file. Be aware refunds sent by check may take 4-6 weeks to receive.
All recipients of these funds will be notified by email through My Western, so please make sure you are checking this account regularly.
Sincerely,
The Western Wyoming Community College Financial Aid Team

(CARES) HEERF III Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $750.00.
If you signed the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

(CARES) HEERF III Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $1500.00.
If you signed the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) HEERF III Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

2021 Quarter 2

  1. Western Wyoming Community College (College) acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the US Department of Education.  The College has used no less than the required amount of funds received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.  

  2. The College received $362,621from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  3. The College distributed $365,000in HEERF II Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. No additional funds were awarded during 2021 Quarter 2.

  4. 376 studentsreceived a 2021 College COVID-19 Emergency Grant. No additional students received awards during 2021 Quarter 2.

  5. The College uses a mixed method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • The College will distribute $1000 in block grant funding to eligible full-time students by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • The College will distribute $500 in block grant funding to eligible part-time students by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

6.The College will distribute additional need-based funding to each eligible student who submits the College’s CARES Act funding application available through the MyWestern student portal at https://mywestern.westernwyoming.edu/ until all funds are expended.

7.The instructions, directions, and guidance provided by the College to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are available on the College Financial Aid webpage as well as below:

Spring 2021 (CARES) CRRSAA Relief Funding

Dear Student,
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020, the Federal Government approved (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding) known as CARES for qualified students. The Federal Government has now approved a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds otherwise known as CARES for the Spring 2021 semester to be awarded to qualified students.
Please note that this funding is not guaranteed to all students. These funds will be distributed to students with the greatest unmet need first, per the federal guidelines.
If you have not yet completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA and would like to be considered for these funds you must complete the 2020/2021 FAFSA. You can complete the FAFSA by CLICKING HERE!
Things that will disqualify you from receiving these funds:

  • Students who have an unsatisfactory SAP (satisfactory academic progress) status.
  • Students who are not enrolled in undergraduate courses for Spring 2021
  • Students who are not degree-seeking
  • Not a U.S. Citizen
  • Having no or minimal unmet need

Please be aware that the SAP Appeal process closed on February 1st and no exceptions will be made.
Items to take Note:

  • Students will have the option this time to opt in to have these funds directly applied to their student account balance at Western.

Please access the form here!

  • If the student does not complete the form to opt in, the CRSSAA funds will be disbursed directly to the student.
  • Any unpaid balance will be the student's responsibility. Unpaid balances will result in the inability to receive transcripts, diploma(if graduating), register for the next semester, and be turned over to collections.

Please remember there is the option available for direct deposit through Bank Mobile. You may access BankMobile through your MyWestern account.
To ensure refunds are received it is important that we have a current address on file at Western. You may experience a delay in receiving your refund if a current address is not on file. Be aware refunds sent by check may take 4-6 weeks to receive.
All recipients of these funds will be notified by email through My Western, so please make sure you are checking this account regularly.
Sincerely,
The Western Wyoming Community College Financial Aid Team

(CARES) CRRSAA Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $500.00.
If you signed the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

(CARES) CRRSAA Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $500.00.
If you signed the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

 

2021 Quarter 1

  1. Western Wyoming Community College (College) acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the US Department of Education.  The College has used no less than the required amount of funds received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.  

  2. The College received $362,621from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  3. The College distributed $365,000in HEERF II Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.    

  4. 376 studentsreceived a 2021 College COVID-19 Emergency Grant.

  5. The College uses a mixed method to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • The College will distribute $1000 in block grant funding to eligible full-time students by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • The College will distribute $500 in block grant funding to eligible part-time students by Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

6.The College will distribute additional need-based funding to each eligible student who submits the College’s CARES Act funding application available through the MyWestern student portal at https://mywestern.westernwyoming.edu/ until all funds are expended.

7.The instructions, directions, and guidance provided by the College to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants are available on the College Financial Aid webpage as well as below:

 

Spring 2021 (CARES) CRRSAA Relief Funding

Dear Student,
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020, the Federal Government approved (Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding) known as CARES for qualified students. The Federal Government has now approved a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds otherwise known as CARES for the Spring 2021 semester to be awarded to qualified students.
Please note that this funding is not guaranteed to all students. These funds will be distributed to students with the greatest unmet need first, per the federal guidelines.
If you have not yet completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA and would like to be considered for these funds you must complete the 2020/2021 FAFSA. You can complete the FAFSA by CLICKING HERE!
Things that will disqualify you from receiving these funds:

  • Students who have an unsatisfactory SAP (satisfactory academic progress) status.
  • Students who are not enrolled in undergraduate courses for Spring 2021
  • Students who are not degree-seeking
  • Not a U.S. Citizen
  • Having no or minimal unmet need

Please be aware that the SAP Appeal process closed on February 1st and no exceptions will be made.
Items to take Note:

  • Students will have the option this time to opt in to have these funds directly applied to their student account balance at Western.

Please access the form here!

  • If the student does not complete the form to opt in, the CRSSAA funds will be disbursed directly to the student.
  • Any unpaid balance will be the student's responsibility. Unpaid balances will result in the inability to receive transcripts, diploma(if graduating), register for the next semester, and be turned over to collections.

Please remember there is the option available for direct deposit through Bank Mobile. You may access BankMobile through your MyWestern account.
To ensure refunds are received it is important that we have a current address on file at Western. You may experience a delay in receiving your refund if a current address is not on file. Be aware refunds sent by check may take 4-6 weeks to receive.
All recipients of these funds will be notified by email through My Western, so please make sure you are checking this account regularly.
Sincerely,
The Western Wyoming Community College Financial Aid Team

(CARES) CRRSAA Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $500.00.
If you signed the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

(CARES) CRRSAA Award

Dear Student,
As you may be aware, Western has received federal emergency CARES Act funding, where a portion of which is to be issued directly to students. Based on our award funding model your account has been reviewed and have been awarded CARES Act funding in the amount of $500.00.
If you signed the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be applied directly to your student account toward your current balance. Any excess funds after your student account has been paid in full will result in a refund to you. If you did not sign the (CARES) CRRSAA Payment Authorization Form, the funds will be processed as a direct payment to you.
Please make sure your mailing address is updated by calling Mustang Central at 307-382-1677, or emailing mustangcentral@westernwyoming.edu. You may email studentaccounts@westernwyoming.edu to verify your funds and to receive further details, please include subject line CARES Act Award. You may also call the Business Office at 307-382-1684.
Sincerely,
The Western Financial Aid Team

 

2020 Quarter 4

Western Wyoming Community College (College) acknowledges it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 14, 2020, and gives the assurance that the College intends to use the institutional portion of Section 18004(a)(1 ) as authorized by the CARES Act.

  1. Total amount of institutional funds awarded: $362,621.00
  2. Amount distributed through December 31, 2020: $3,528.04


CARES Act Institutional Reporting

2022 Quarter 1

2021 Quarter 4

2021 Quarter 3

2021 Quarter 2

2021 Quarter 1

2020 Quarter 4

 

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