Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Required Reports and Disclosures

This webpage serves as public disclosure required under Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act for Pomona College regarding the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). This webpage will be updated every 45 days with any required changes. The following information has been reviewed and is current as of 12/31/2020.

1. Pomona College has 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.

2. Pomona College has been authorized to receive $642,822 from the Department for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

3. As of July 1, 2020, Pomona College has processed the payment of $644,840 directly to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

4. Pomona College estimates that 1,413 students at the college were potentially 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 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

5. As of July 1, 2020, Pomona College has processed direct deposit/check disbursements to 998 students who are eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

6. Pomona College included students who meet the following criteria as eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1):

a) Students enrolled in a degree granting program of study as of March 13, 2020, the date of the President’s Proclamation, “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)”

b) Students who are making Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their degree

c) Students who filed a FAFSA to confirm their Title IV eligibility requirements of Higher Education Act.

Pomona College excluded from this larger population of potentially eligible students:

a) Individuals it knew to be foreign nationals who were not U.S. permanent residents or other eligible non-citizens under Title IV of HEA;
b) those students in the U.S. without a lawful immigration status; and,
c) those students whose Title IV eligibility requirements could not be confirmed due to an missing or incomplete FAFSA application.

Grant amounts of $400-$960 will be issued to students based on the student’s level of financial need. Larger grants will be provided to students with higher financial need, while ensuring that funds will be distributed as broadly as possible to eligible students. Student use of the funds are at their discretion to assist with emergency expenses for food, housing, moving and storage costs, healthcare, transportation, technology and childcare needs.

7. More information can be found at Pomona College’s Frequently Asked Questions on the CARES Act.