August 17, 2021
The ever-changing coronavirus situation is an unprecedented scenario, and we are working diligently to protect the health and well-being of our HCN family while simultaneously educating future nurses who are so important to our communities. We are excited you are committed to the nursing profession and hope you are reading about how critical nurses are during this COVID-19 situation. As nurses, we are often on the front lines taking care of those in need, and this historic experience shows more than ever the need for strong, dependable, caring nurses. Please continue to check your e-mail daily for important updates for both current and prospective students.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II Distributed to Students
Hondros College of Nursing (HCN) received funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). HEERF II is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.
HCN received and distributed a total of $1,962,048.00 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement (CFDA 84.425Q) ((a)(4) Program) [for] Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021.
A total of 2048 of enrolled students were awarded Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
HCN used the following process to determine students who would be awarded an Emergency Financial Aid Grant with HEERF II funding and how much a student would receive.
• Enrolled students were evaluated for Title IV eligibility based on either a 2020/2021 FAFSA on file with HCN or self-certification of Title IV eligibility in the absence of a FAFSA on file with HCN.
• Title IV eligible students received one of two awards as follows
o Pell eligible enrolled students received $1,060;
o Non-Pell eligible enrolled students and students that self-certified received $500.
Financial aid grants for students must be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, transportation, books and supplies, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.
This is HCN’s final quarterly posting and covers all HEERF II fund expenditures.
HCN Distributes All Cares Act Funding Directly to Students
Hondros College of Nursing reaffirms its May announcement that Hondros has distributed 100 percent of the $3.12 million it received in emergency relief aid to 1,687 eligible nursing students who were not studying fully online prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
Cares Act Disclosures
Hondros College of Nursing (HCN) received funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”), which is described in Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. For more information on the CARES ACT disclosures, click here.
HCN faculty, students and alumni across the state have talked with local media about the impact of the pandemic on nurses and nursing education. Click the links to below to check out the stories.
April 14, 2021
More Ohioans switching careers to become nurses during pandemic
March 10, 2021
Ohio nursing schools seeing increase in applicants amid pandemic
May 13, 2020
May 9, 2020
Coronavirus: Area nurses making a difference during pandemic
March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020
Legislation allows Hondros nursing grads to help during COVID-19 fight
March 30, 2020
DeWine temporarily suspends testing for newly graduated nursing students
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