Altierus Career College (“Altierus”) is publicly posting the following information as part of the College’s reporting requirements under the statutory requirements for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a federal economic relief package that was signed into law March 27, 2020. The CARES Act established and funded a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide student emergency grants and meet institution needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ECMC Education dba Altierus Career College received $1.26 million as HEERF aid designated for student grants and received $1.26 million designated for institutional support and additional student grants. Altierus Career College distributed student funds and expended institutional funds according to CARES Act requirements.
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and established and funded a second grant fund (HEERF II) to provide aid to institutions of higher education and their students. Altierus Career College received $1.26 million to use for student emergency grants and $1.73 million designated for institutional support and additional student grants. Altierus Career College has distributed student funds according to the grant requirements – prioritizing those students with the most financial need.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act signed into law on March 11, 2021 and established and funded a third grant fund (HEERF III) to provide aid to both students and institutions. Altierus Career College received a little more than $4.13 million to use for student emergency grants and an equal amount (~$4.13 million) designated for institutional support and additional student grants. Altierus Career College has distributed student grant funds according to the grant requirements by prioritizing those students with the most financial need.
In accordance with Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act “CARES Act” and Section 314(e) of CRRSAA (Pub. L. 116-260), Altierus Career College has provided and continues to provide the following information describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”).
Specific fund reporting prior to consolidation of fund information:
ECMC Education, Inc. dba Altierus Career College (“Altierus”) is required by the US Department of Education to publish quarterly reports for institutional expenditures of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) aid. Reports complying with this requirement can found using the links below:
Q3 reports were originally posted and submitted separately under HEERF II & HEERF III pages, but were combined and reposted with Q4 reporting in alignment with recent Department of Education guidance
Altierus Career College shares in the concern for the health, safety, and welfare of our communities. Due to COVID-19, we have modified our learning formats at each of our schools to accommodate smaller groups of students and allow for physical distancing. Students and faculty must wear face masks while on campus and we’re following extra safety precautions, which includes meticulous cleaning between labs.
Remote coursework, through our blended programs, will still be part of the learning experience, enabling students to move forward toward graduating on schedule. Students complete a majority of their coursework at home and are on campus only a few days a week.
We’re being thoughtful in our decision making with the health and safety of our students and staff top of mind. We’re closely following this fluid situation while evaluating local and state recommendations. If you have questions about our current procedures, please call your local campus.