Updated: September 4, 2020
Palm Beach Atlantic has allocated 100% of the CARES Act Student Grant to all eligible students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care related to COVID 19.
The University signed and returned to the Department of Education (DOE) the Certification Agreement in order to provide these emergency financial aid grants to students. The University states its assurance that it has used 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.
Palm Beach Atlantic University has received a total of $1,181,703 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds through the CARES Act.
All of it -- $1,181,703.
The University calculated 2,306 Title IV eligible students enrolled during the Spring 2019-2020 semester.
As of June 19, 2020, 2,306 students received an amount of $512.67 under §18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The method used to determine which students received emergency financial aid grants included the number of students enrolled during the Spring semester who were Title IV eligible, not enrolled in an online program, and did not withdraw prior to March 13, 2020. All on-ground students were considered to have been affected by the pandemic, so the amount of $512.67 was distributed equally among these populations.
The email (below) was sent to PBA students registered for the Spring 2020 semester on June 8, 2020, informing students of the grant in the amount of $512.67 and how they were to receive it based on their preferred refund method established in their respective student accounts portal:
We hope that you are enjoying your summer and that you are staying safe and healthy.
We have good news for you!
You will receive the CARES Act Student Grant in the amount of $512.67 by check or direct deposit, depending on the preferred refund method that you filed with the University. Go to pba.afford.com to confirm or change the selection.
The money will be distributed directly as soon as Palm Beach Atlantic University receives the funds from the federal government.
Palm Beach Atlantic has allocated 100% of the CARES Act Student Grant to all eligible students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. Answers to frequently asked questions about this grant, include who is eligible, can be found here. If you have questions, contact Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in August – classes begin on campus August 17, 2020.