HEERF Grant Required Disclosures

1. New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) signed and returned the U.S. Department of Education Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement, Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The college agreed 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. Total grant funds available to be dispersed: NYCC's Grant Award Notification, dated June 24, 2020, states the college is approved for a total of $110,295.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. This is 50% of the expected total CARES funding the College will receive.

3. The total amount of grant funds dispersed: As of July 3, 2020, no grant funds have been dispersed. A student application process, via the student portal, is currently in progress.

UPDATE: As of July 14, 2020, $110,565.00 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants were dispersed to grant applicants.

4. The estimated total number of NYCC students who may be eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students: 396 individuals.

5. The total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students funding: As of June 30, 2020, is (0). A student application process, via the student portal, is currently in progress.

UPDATE: As of July 14, 2020, 351 individual grant applicants were dispersed HEERF grant funds.

6. Method used to determine eligible grant recipients: A qualified student applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national; a U.S. permanent resident; or hold a U.S. citizenship status under treaty or territorial agreement and be eligible to receive Title IV Federal Student Aid. The student must have been enrolled in one of the following degree programs; at the time of the President's Proclamation (March 13, 2020), declaring a national emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak: Doctor of Chiropractic, Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or Master of Science in Acupuncture. Students matriculating in these academic programs experienced a disruption of studies, due to the transition from in-person classroom to online remote instruction.

To determine an applicant's Title IV Federal Student Aid eligibility, an applicant must have filed a 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA form. For HEERF applicants who have not filed a FAFSA for one of these award years, they must file by Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and must meet Title IV eligibility requirements.

The individual student grant award will be determined by the total student grant amount ($110,295.00) divided by the total number of qualified applicants. If all potential applicants apply and meet the qualifications, the minimum individual grant amount will be approximately $280.00 per recipient.  Applicants must complete the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Request and Attestation Statement within the "My Checklist" area of their student portal by Sunday, July 12, 2020.

7. Instructions, directions, or guidance for funding: In order to receive funding, an applicant must meet all requirements of a qualified applicant, have a 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA on file, and complete a HEERF Request and Attestation Statement within the "My Checklist" area of the student portal.

Any questions regarding the HEERF grant may be directed to the financial aid office at financialaid@nycc.edu.