Students enrolled at the International Barber College during spring semester who have emergency financial needs related to the disruption of campus operations caused by coronavirus may apply for a CARES Act Emergency Fund Grant.
CARES Grants are available to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Award amounts may vary
Students who have already received a CARES Grant from International Barber College may be able to receive additional emergency funds for qualifying, documented financial needs.
Grants may be provided to students who submit documentation for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including eligible cost of attendance expenses such as housing, food, technology, and child care expenses incurred after March 13, 2020. To be considered eligible for the grant, students must have a 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file with International Barber College Students who do not currently have a FAFSA on file can submit the application online at studentaid.gov; in order to have eligibility for the grant confirmed within the distribution timeline, International Barber College must receive the 2019-2020 FAFSA no later than May 18, 2020.
To meet this deadline, students are strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible, but no later than May 25, 2020
Suggested documentation for each category of expense includes:
• Housing disruption: evidence of continued payments for local lease after moving home, payments for unexpected moving expenses
• Food: explanation of need associated with unexpected food costs
• Technology needed to continue learning in an online environment
• Child care disruption: evidence of payment for unexpected child care costs
• Other: evidence of payment associated with disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus
A completed application does not guarantee that you will receive funding. If an application is submitted without appropriate documentation, it will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered for funding. Due to the expected volume of applications and limited funding, there will not be an appeal process
$45,734.00 has been allocated to the International Barber College for student emergency relief through the CARES Act. The International Barber College has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form necessary to access the funds, and intends to use 100% of these funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students, within one year of the application date. Funds may only be provided for student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.
Funds cannot be granted on need alone or due to financial loss because of COVID-19. Recipients must be chosen from among the approximately 30 International Barber College students who are fully eligible for federal financial aid.
The International Barber College is awarding the emergency relief as follows:
a) approximately $22,867.00 in direct grants to students
b) approximately $22, 867.00 via an application process embedded in the current and recently graduated (from the months of March - May 2020) student emergency fund process (given the significant disruption in spring 2020, it is expected that students may need emergency funding in summer session and the fall semester. To ensure the emergency funds are available, a portion will be held as this emergency relief may be provided for one year from certification.)
The Student Emergency Fund application can be completed by any International Barber College student. Students who were not initially awarded a direct grant, or need additional funds, will be able to apply for funding. This application process allows the review team to determine if emergency relief may be awarded from the CARES funds or the International Barber College
All payments will be refunded directly to students and will not pay toward any balance they may currently owe in their student account.
The International Barber College must follow federal eligibility guidelines in the awarding of these funds. Please be aware that currently no funds have been awarded to students. Processes for awarding funds are outlined below:
Following are the federal eligibility requirements that students must meet when applying for CARES funds. Please review the list and, if you meet the criteria, then we encourage you to submit your request form.
– Students must meet the requirements for eligibility as stated in the application for federal financial aid via FAFSA. This does not mean that they had to have been awarded aid; however, they do have to be eligible to apply (details listed below). (www.studentaid.gov/understand-aid)
– Students must have earned their high school diploma, GED or completed high school in an approved homeschool setting.
– Students must be citizens or eligible non-citizens with a valid Social Security number.
– Male students must have completed Selective Service registration. (www.studentaid.gov/understand-aid/)
– Students must be in compliance with SAP requirements
Students must be enrolled in the spring 2020 semester as of March 13, 2020. These funds are available to students who have had to withdraw, as long as they were enrolled as of March 13, 2020.
Students must be in a degree or certificate program that is eligible for Financial Aid, which means that the program must be more than 16 hours.
Cannot be in loan repayment default or grant over payment