CARES Act Higher Ed Emergency Relief (HEERF) Grant
Emergency assistance grants are now available to Meridian students as part of the CARES Act relief funding. These grants are made available to our adult students that have been economically impacted and have incurred financial hardship by the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To qualify for this assistance, you must be an adult student enrolled in a career training program at Meridian Technology Center as of March 13, 2020, and meet Title IV eligibility requirements (see below). You must also have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 shutdown and transfer to distance learning. Examples of qualifying expenses include, but are not limited to:
This HEERF grant is not income-based, so although you may not qualify for a Pell Grant, you may qualify for HEERF grant funds. An eligible student must meet the criteria as defined by law in SEC 484, 20 U.S.C. 1091, In Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). This criteria includes, but is not limited to:
Available funding is limited and may vary from person to person. We will email you if you are eligible. For more information, contact our Financial Aid Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with federal reporting guidelines, Meridian has signed and returned to the Department of Education 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 for student grants. Below you can find information on funding made available to Meridian.
Funds received: $151,397
Funds distributed: $70,357
Number of students eligible: 207
Number of students who’ve received funds: 78