CARES Act/HEERF Reporting

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund and sent money to schools to use for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.

Debutantes School of Cosmetology & Nail Technology, LLC 
DeKalb Illinois Campus
HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to
Students
DEBUTANTES SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY & NAIL TECHNOLOGY LLC  ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE
INSTITUTION SIGNED AND RETURNED TO THE DEPARTMENT THE
CERTIFICATION AND AGREEMENT AND THE ASSURANCE 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.

HERF 1
$58,373
is the total amount of funds that the institution has received from the
Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for]
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
WHO: The institution determined that all students enrolled by March 15th 2020 utilizing Financial Aid were equally affected by the pandemic, since all education was campus based. The method used by the institution to determine
which students should receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was calculated by the total
amount of funds available for students divided by the number of eligible students. Based
on this calculation each of the 53 students eligible to utilize Financial Aid at Debutantes School could receive $1,101.37 under the CARES Act.

As of 4/20/2021

100% of students have received these funds 

Guidance to Students:

HEERF 1 – Higher education EMERGENCY Refief fund- FINANCIAL AID GRANT

  • As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)provided colleges with emergency grants for their students.
  • The HEERF can help you cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. You do not have to pay back funds you receive from the HEERF.

Am I eligible to receive the emergency grant funds?

To be eligible for emergency grant funds from HEERF 1, you must meet the basic eligibility criteria for federal student aid programs, as listed below to be verified by a fully signed 19/20 or later FAFSA Application:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be registered for Selective Service (if male)
  • Be a high school graduate or have a recognized equivalent (such as a GED) as of March 13th 2020
  • Not in default on a federal student loan
  • Not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Did not have a drug conviction while receiving federal student aid
  • Be enrolled at Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology, LLC, in an eligible financial aid program of study (Cosmetology or Esthetics) as of March 13th
  • Incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 and the switch to Distance Learning or delay in On-Site Learning
  • Participated in the equivalent of 2 complete weeks of Distance Learning or 24 verifiable clock-hours or a return to On-Site Learning on or after 6/16/2020

How much will I receive in emergency grant funds?

  • Eligible students will be receiving a grant for the amount of $1,101.37

Eligible expenses for the emergency grant funds:

If you receive emergency grant funds from the HEERF 1, you can use it for expenses you incurred due to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, such as:

  • Housing (rent)
  • Food/groceries
  • Utilities
  • Course materials
  • Technology
  • Childcare
  • Health/medical expenses
  • Transportation
  • Select other costs related to the disruption of campus operations

What next steps do I have to take to receive the grant?

  • Please connect with Becky at brogers@debschool.edu if you do not believe you understand your next steps to receive the grant if you haven’t already been told you are approved.

Who do I contact if I have questions on the HEERF 1 Grant?

  • Please feel free to reach out to Becky Rogers at brogers@debschool.edu with any questions you may have.

HEERF 1 Institutional Funds Report

HEERF2

In January 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) announced additional funding available to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (“HEERF II”) and was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (“CRRSAA”), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020.

Debutantes School of Cosmetology & Nail Technology, LLC

DeKalb Illinois Campus

HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students DEBUTANTES SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY & NAIL TECHNOLOGY LLC ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE INSTITUTION SIGNED AND RETURNED TO THE DEPARTMENT THE CERTIFICATION AND AGREEMENT AND THE ASSURANCE THAT THE INSTITUTION HAS USED, OR INTENDS TO USE, 100 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS RECEIVED UNDER SECTION 18004(A)(1) OF THE CARES ACT TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS TO STUDENTS.

$44,741 is the total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

WHO: The institution determined that all students enrolled on December 27, 2020 utilizing Financial Aid were at least somewhat affected by the pandemic and therefore eligible to receive funds from this grant. The institution used EFC on the most current FAFSA and also provided a survey to all eligible students to document hardship caused by the pandemic but not captured in the EFC calculation in order to determine the grant amount for each student in three categories – full shares, three-quarter shares and half shares.

Based on this calculation the 43 students eligible to utilize Financial Aid at Debutantes School would receive funds under the CARES Act as follows:

24 students received $1296.84

8 students received $972.63

11 students received $648.42

As of 10/5/2021 $42,733.32 of HEERF2 grants have been distributed to students. As of 1/5/2022 we distributed no additional funds in Q4.

Guidance to Students:

Am I eligible to receive the emergency grant funds?

In order to be eligible, students must meet the below criteria

· Be enrolled in a Financial Aid eligible program on December 27, 2020 and have an actual attendance average of 12+ hours per week for the time period of 11/24/2020-12/23/2020

· Not currently in default on a Federal Student Loan

· Current with all required Financial Aid Eligibility Forms

How much will I receive in emergency grant funds?

Eligible students will be receiving a grant for the amount of $1296.84, $972.63 or $648.42

Eligible expenses for the emergency grant funds:

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (“CRRSAA”),, HEERF II Student Share Grant funds may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

What next steps do I have to take to receive the grant?

Checks may picked up at Debutantes School or may be requested to be mailed directly to you by emailing brogers@debschool.edu with your current mailing address

Who do I contact if I have questions on the HEERF Grant? Please feel free to reach out to Becky Rogers at brogers@debschool.edu with any questions you may have.