A Message to our guest about Covid 19 procedures 

     and Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students

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The following safety precautions are being taken to protect the health and wellbeing of you and our staff during your visit:

* Our staff and students have taken a refresher course on Salon/Spa Infection Control and earned certificates.

* Our staff and students wash their hands thoroughly before and after contact with every client. 

* Our school uses an EPA-registered disinfectant on tools, containers, and all surfaces that you may come in contact with during your visit.

 

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report - 5/21/20
45 day deadline 7-1-2020 no changes
Quarterly update 10-10-2020 - no changes
Quarterly update 12-30-2020 - no changes
Quarterly update 04-10-2021 - no changes
Quarterly update 6-10-2021 - no changes

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Date 5/21/2020

American Hair Academy (OPE ID: 02289000) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law No: 116-136. This Fund Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.  

The institution has received these funds and is distributing them in accordance with the CARES Act and implementing guidance.  

The institution is making the below information available for transparency purposes and in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020.  For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Lori Greiner, owner at aha@iowatelecom.net..

    1. The institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 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.

   2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $28,934.

   3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of this Fund Report is $28,934.

   4. The estimated total number of students at the institution 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of the date of this Fund Report is 17.

   5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of this Fund Report is 17.

   6. The methods 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 are provided at Attachment A. (see below)

   7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants are provided at Attachment B. (See Attachment below of Guidance the institution provided to the student’s regarding the receipt of the HEERF grant).

(Attachment A)

Policy for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

 

American Hair Academy will promptly distribute student funds evenly among the students enrolled due to the disruption of campus operations during the time of the coronavirus epidemic. American Hair Academy will have all students during this time who receive this grant, sign a statement that these funds will be used for eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. The students will also be given the opportunity to forego the grant payment if they have not been affected by the coronavirus. The student can e-mail or mail back to the school and the signed statement will be kept in their file.

American Hair Academy will report to DJA in a timely manner so that they may report to the Secretary thirty days (30) from the date of the certification and agreement or every forty-five (45) days thereafter or in such other additional form as the Secretary may specify, how grants were distributed to the students, the amount of each grant awarded to each student.

 

(Only Title IV students were eligible or if they filled out a 19/20 or 20/21 FAFSA. We divided the funds evenly among the eligible students and then used the lowest EFC for the remaining $6 at $1.00 each.)

(Attachment B)

Cares HEERF (HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND) Distribution Policy

 

American Hair Academy will be distributing checks to all students from the CARES HEERF fund. The amount of money (checks) distributed to all students will be spread across the student body evenly to those affected by the COVID-19.

Have you been affected by COVID -19? Please check–mark which answer suits your situation:

_____ Yes      OR      _____ No

 

If yes, fill in the information below:

I, ____________________________________________(student first and last name), certify that I have been affected by COVID-19 and therefore agree to use the funds distributed to me for the following needs: food, housing, course materials, technology, health-care and/or child care expenses as stipulated in the CARES HEERF Policy set forth by the US Department of Education.

These funds will not be used for tuition expenses or paying off tuition balances.

The funds distributed will be distributed to all students attending American Hair Academy that have certified that they have been affected in any of the above areas without regard to attendance status or percentage.

 

We need this form back from you in order to know who and where to send the distribution checks to.

If applicable, please mail my check to:

__________________________________________  (Name)

_________________________________________    (Street address)

_________________________________________    (City, State, Zip)

 

_________________________________                                                 _______________________

Student signature                                                                                                            Date

 

____________________________________________                                                   ___________________________

School signature                                                                                                               Date

Heerf- Quarterly report

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                                                                                      HEERF II policy

 

                                       American Hair Academy Policy and Procedures for the CRRSA Act

                                                                                           Date 04/07/2021

The US government has expanded on the emergency funds available to students through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, also known as the CRRSA Act.  The available funds are also known as HEERF II, or Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II funds.

The institution has currently been authorized to disburse $34,488.00 to students for any component in the students Cost of Attendance. This includes room, board, transportation and personal expenses or expenses due to COVID.  In addition, the funds may be used for tuition and fees but only with the express written consent of the student. The school will accept an email from a student if they want to designate the funds be applied to their tuition and fee account. 

Unlike the HEERF I from the CARES Act, 2020; students do not have to be Title IV-eligible to receive HEERF II, Therefore, student eligibility requirements under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, do not apply when awarding HEERF II.  

Currently the USDE does not interpret undocumented students; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students; and international students to qualify as eligible students for CRRSA Act funding. If the student has not filed for a FAFSA to determine if the student meets citizenship/registered non-citizen status, the student must:  Complete a FAFSA for determination.

 It is the intent of this institution to administer HEERF II funds to students whom demonstrate exceptional financial need, such as students who receive Federal Pell Grants.  Students who are not eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants may still be eligible for the HEERF II funds depending upon the student population; funds available and the school’s policy below. 

Students who are Pell eligible will be prioritized to receive funds, however non- Pell students who certify they have an exceptional need due to Covid will also receive funds, with this in mind the Institution will divide the funds among our 15 currently enrolled students. Giving each Pell-eligible enrolled student $2300.00 and non-Pell certifying affected by Covid-19, $2298.00.

The institution will not (1) condition the receipt of financial aid grants to students on continued or future enrollment in the intuition, (2) use the financial aid grants to satisfy a student’s outstanding account balance, unless it has obtained the student’s written (or electronic), affirmative consent, or (3) require such consent as a condition of receipt of or eligibility for the financial aid grant. 

CRRSA Act emergency student funding is only available to students that are enrolled and attending classes as of 04/07/2021. Students on an Approved Leave of Absence are also eligible based on the above selection criteria review.

The institution will not discriminate in the awarding of CRRSAA grant funds and will evaluate students based prioritizing Pell Eligible students and all students on their need to cover cost of attendance expenses.

The institution will apply the grant to the student: by check.

NOTE: HEERF grants are not Title IV funds, so Title IV awarding/packaging rules do not apply. It is understood based on released guidance from the USDE that HEERF II grants are not treated as estimated financial assistance (EFA) when packaging students. Likewise, HEERF II grants are not treated as taxable income or untaxed income for Title IV federal student aid purposes.

                                       HEERF II (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) Distribution Policy

                                                                Certification for Non- Pell students

 

American Hair Academy will be distributing checks to students from the HEERF II fund. The amount of money(checks) will prioritize those students who are Pell eligible according to the guidance of the Department of Education. All other students who certify that they also have an exception need due to Covid 19 will also receive funds.

Have you been affected by Covid-19? Please check-mark which answer suits your situation.

_____ Yes      or       _____ No

 

If Yes, fill in the information below:

I, ______________________________________ (student first and last name), certify that I have been affected by Covid pandemic and understand I can use the funds distributed to me for any component of my cost of attendance or for emergency cost that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) and/or childcare expenses as stipulated in the CRRSAA HEERFII Policy set forth by the US Department of Education.

The funds distributed will be disbursed to Pell eligible students attending American Hair Academy and those non-students who have certified that they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic without regard to attendance status or percentage.

We need this form back from you in order to know who and where to send the distribution checks to.

If applicable, please mail my check to:

 

________________________________________ (name)

________________________________________ (Street address)

________________________________________ (City, State, Zip)

 

___________________________________________         ________________

Student signature                                                                                                      date

 

___________________________________________________________             _____________________

School Signature                                                                                                       date

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                                        Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II Report – CRRSAA

                                                                        6/30/21 End Of Quarter

                                                       Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

                                                                               Date 2/26/21

American Hair Academy (OPE ID: 02289000) received education stabilization funds under section 314 (a)(4) of CRRSAA. This Fund Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (CRRSAA) that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.  

The institution has received these funds and is distributing them in accordance with the CRRSAA and implementing guidance.  

The institution is making the below information available for transparency purposes and in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) Electronic Announcement of May 13, 2021.  For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Name, Title, at Email Address.

1. The institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA 314 (a)(4) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA 314 (a)(4) program is $34,488.

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA 314 (a)(4) program as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter) is $34,488.

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA 314 (a)(4) program is 15.

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA 314 (a)(4) program is 15.

6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA 314 (a)(4) program.

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.