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COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Guidance

If you develop symptoms or test positive for Covid 19

If you were in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone who tested positive for Covid 19

 

COVID Self-Reporting

Students

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, have been in direct contact (closer than 6 ft for more than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and/or you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please fill out the DOS COVID Questionnaire and the Office of the Dean of Students will communicate any next steps.

Students can also email DeanofStudents@LIFE.edu with any COVID related concerns or questions.

Faculty & Staff

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, have been in direct contact (closer than 6 ft for more than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and/or you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms contact the Office of Human Resources.

Faculty and Staff can also email the Director of Human Resources at HRDirector@LIFE.edu with any COVID related concerns or questions.

CARES ACT Reporting Requirements

Certification and Agreement Application

LIFE University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement to apply for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) on April 28th, 2020. Our institution assures that no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act were used to provide emergency financial aid grants to our students.

Total Amount of Funds Received

LIFE University is receiving a total allocation of $1,677,181 from the CARES Act. Pursuant to LIFE’s Certification and Agreement for emergency financial aid grants signed on April 28, 2020, the institution received $838,590 for emergency financial aid grants to students. This funding was authorized and available for access by our institution on May 14, 2020.

Pursuant to LIFE’s Certification and Agreement for emergency financial aid grants signed on July 9, 2020, the institution received $838,591 as the institutional share of emergency grant funding. This funding was authorized and available for access by our institution on July 13, 2020.

LIFE University received a total allocation of $2,440,082 from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA/HEERF II). Pursuant to LIFE’s continuing Certification and Agreement for emergency financial aid grants, the institution received $838,591 for emergency financial aid grants to students. This funding was authorized and available for access by our institution on January 17, 2021.

LIFE University received a total allocation of $4,305,738 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP/HEERF III). Pursuant to LIFE’s continuing Certification and Agreement for emergency financial aid grants, the institution received $2,160,347 for emergency financial aid grants to students. This funding was authorized and available for access by our institution on May 15, 2021.

Total Amount Distributed to Students

As of June 9, 2020, the total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to our students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was $838,590.

As of August 13, 2020, the total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to our students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act was $1,255,340.

As of March 30, 2021, the total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to our students under Section 18004(a)(1) of CRRSAA/HEERFII was $883,350.

As of April 30, 2021, the total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to our students under Section 18004(a)(1) of CRRSAA/HEERFII was $783,750.

As of November 30, 2021, the total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to our students under Section 18004(a)(1) of ARP/HEERFIII was $2,196,200.

Estimated Total Number of Eligible Students

There were 1,996 total number of students at LIFE who were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus were eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The determination of eligibility for grants was based on the guidance and directives received from the Secretary of Education on April 30, 2020.

On August 13, 2020, there were 1,665 total number of students at LIFE who were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus were eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

On March 30, 2021, there were 2,182 total number of students at LIFE who were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus were eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of CRRSAA/HEERFII.

On April 30, 2021, there were 2,019 total number of students at LIFE who were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus were eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of CRRSAA/HEERFII.

On November 30, 2021, there were 1,635 total number of students at LIFE who were eligible to participate and thus were eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of ARP/HEERFIII.

Total Number of Students Who Received Grant

The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant, as of June 9, 2020, is 1,996.

The total number of students who received the second disbursement of an emergency financial aid grant by August 13, 2020 was 1,665.

The total number of students who received the third disbursement of an emergency financial aid grant by March 30, 2021 was 2,182.

The total number of students who received the fourth disbursement of an emergency financial aid grant by April 30, 2021 was 2,019.

The total number of students who received the fifth disbursement of an emergency financial aid grant by November 30, 2021 was 1,635.

Method of Determination

LIFE University distributed emergency financial aid grants to Title IV eligible students who submitted a valid 2019/2020 FAFSA and were actively registered on April 22, 2020. The grants were awarded based on the primary factor of financial need as determined by the 2019/2020 FAFSA. The amounts awarded ranged from $200 to $500 based on three levels of need using the EFC. All grants were transferred via direct deposit to a student’s bank account or via paper check where banking information was not available.

LIFE University distributed second disbursements of emergency financial aid grants to Title IV eligible students who submitted a valid 2020/2021 FAFSA and were actively registered on August 5, 2020. The amount awarded to those students was $250. All grants were transferred via direct deposit to the student’s bank account or via paper check where banking information was not available or were used to reduce current account balances.

LIFE University distributed third and fourth disbursements of emergency financial aid grants to Title IV eligible students who submitted a valid 2020/2021 FAFSA and were actively registered on March 9, 2021. The amounts awarded ranged from $250 to $600 based on three levels of need using the EFC. All grants were transferred via direct deposit to the student’s bank account or via paper check where banking information was not available.

LIFE University distributed fifth disbursements of emergency financial aid grants to actively registered Fall 2021 quarter Title IV eligible students who submitted a valid 2020/2021 FAFSA and were registered in Spring quarter 2021. The amounts awarded ranged from $800 to $1,600 based on three levels of need using the EFC. All grants were transferred via direct deposit to the student’s bank account or via paper check where banking information was not available.

Guidance on Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Students were notified of LIFE’s plans to distribute the emergency financial aid grants via several emails, beginning on May 3, 2020 through May 15, 2020. Students were not required to apply for these grants, as all eligible Title IV students were included in the method used to determine grant recipients.

Students were notified of LIFE’s plans to distribute the CRRSAA/HEERFII emergency financial aid grants via email on March 10, 2021 and April 27, 21. Students were not required to apply for these grants, as all eligible Title IV students were included in the method used to determine grant recipients.

Students were notified of LIFE’s plans to distribute the ARP/HEERFIII emergency financial aid grants via email on November 19, 2021. Students were not required to apply for these grants, as all eligible Title IV students were included in the method used to determine grant recipients.

As of November 30, 2021, there are no additional emergency financial aid grants available to students.

Students were notified of LIFE’s plans to distribute the institutional portion of emergency financial aid grants via several emails, beginning on June 2, 2020 through August 4, 2020. Students were not required to apply for these grants, as all eligible Title IV students were included in the method used to determine grant recipients.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting