Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide some relief from the economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic. One element of CARES Act funding is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF is funding provided to Institutions of Higher Education as part of the CARES Act to assist current students for expenses related to disruptions to their education due to COVID-19.
Acknowledgement of Funds
Summit Salon Academy – Tampa has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement to receive the Student and Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The institution further acknowledges that it will use no less than fifty percent of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to its students.
Instructions to Students
At Summit Salon Academy – Tampa, $224,446 has been allocated to the academy. $112,223 of the previously mentioned amount has been allocated to assist students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The academy will have an application process to facilitate the distribution of funds. Applications will be considered and approved based on documented need and expenses due to COVID-19. Students who are approved will receive a grant equal to $1,000.
Notification to Students
Notification of the availability of the HEERF Grant has gone out to the students through Facebook, Instagram, email, and on the Academy’s LMS. A copy of this notification is also provided in this section of this web page.
Students seeking consideration for assistance from the HEERF are advised to complete the HEERF application found below. Students who apply must attest, under penalty of the law, that the expenses detailed in the application are true and accurate and be able to produce documentation of expenses incurred. The application will be available from May 18, 2020 to Sept 30, 2020. Notification of awards will be sent 7-14 business days after the approval of a submitted application and funds will be delivered through a paper check to the student no later than 14 business days from the date their application is approved.
Summit Salon Academy – Tampa is required to report publicly on its website certain criteria as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education. This information will be reported through the instructions and information listed above on this web page and the remaining information not reported above will be posted in PDF format in this section of this web page.