COVID-19 Resources & Frequently Asked Questions
At Baldwin Beauty School, we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for you and your families. We hope that you are doing well and taking care of yourself and your family. We want you to remain safe and healthy. The school is following guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, NACCAS (our Accrediting agency), Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and Governor Abbot’s directives.
The leadership of Baldwin Beauty School understands the challenges you may be facing and are doing everything possible for you to complete your programs successfully. Programs have shifted to include online instruction and modified campus operations. All precautions are being taken at our campuses.
We recognize that you may have many questions during this time of uncertainty and hope to keep you informed as situations change.
CARES Act and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Through the recently signed CARES Act, Baldwin Beauty Schools will receive $104,241 specifically to provide to our students to assist them in covering expenses incurred due to the disruption of college operations due to the National Emergency caused by COVID-19 virus. Baldwin Beauty Schools has decided to provide these funds, based on CARES Act guidelines, to students based on their current enrollment.
This funding is intended to ease the financial impact due to unexpected expenses caused by this crisis. We hope it does and allows students impacted to continue toward successful progress in their courses and completion of their educational objectives at Baldwin Beauty Schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will receive CARES Act funds?
For the purposes of providing grant aid from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Baldwin Beauty School is requiring an attestation from all students who are determined to be eligible to receive Title IV assistance and aid under HEER provisions. If a student does not return the Attestation, they will not automatically be determined to have incurred some costs to be eligible for a portion the HEERF funds. Distributions will be made equally among all students determined to have need unless notification from a student indicates a lesser need and such is properly documented. To be eligible to be considered a student must be Title IV eligible as defined by section 484 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) which include,
- Must have valid Social Security Number
- Must be registered with Selective Service (if male)
- Must have a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalent
- Must be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Must be in an acceptable Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status
Additional student eligibility requirement:
- Must affirm that they incurred expenses caused by the disruption of campus operations due to the National Emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus.
What does “incur expense related to the disruption of campus operation due to the National Emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus” mean? What does that mean to me?
The CARES Act requires that to receive funds a student have had, or are having, additional unanticipated costs, because of the drastic changes caused by COVID-19 and the closing of the college and transition to all online instruction. This is left to wide interpretation.
To you this could mean additional costs you have had, or are having, with items such as food, housing, course materials, technology (hardware, software, internet access), health care and childcare.
How will the level of funding be determined?
The level of funding provided will be determined by Title IV eligibility and current enrollment status. The initial funding is based on all students determined eligible. The amounts may be adjusted based on student responses.
When will funds be released?
Once all student eligibility requirements have been met funds are expected to be released by the end of May 2020.
What is required to affirm that you have incurred expenses caused by the disruption of campus operations due to the National Emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus?
On May 12, 2020, we sent notification letters with an Attestation and e-signature requirement. Those notifications ask that you notify us if you do NOT have additional financial needs due to Covid-19. If you sign and return the attestation, you are acknowledging your need and promise to use any funds received for covered expenses.
What if you have not filed a FAFSA?
We recommend you file a 2019-20 FAFSA to be considered for this funding. The deadline to be considered for this CARES Act funding for Spring 2020 is May 31, 2020. Funds will be released after eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office.
What if I have filed a FAFSA, but have not completed the verification process or do not have a calculated EFC?
If you have filed your 2019-20 FAFSA, but have not yet completed the required verification process or do not have a calculated EFC you are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance and guidance at email@example.com.
Are CARES Act Funds Taxable?
While these Grants will not be considered Income, they are expected to have an effect on the deductions for certain “allowed expenses” and tax credits. Students should document the use of these funds.
As additional information becomes available, we will do our best to provide links to that information or provide details here.