CARES Act Fund
Sage School of Massage & Esthetics signed a Certification and Agreement for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which included the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The school was obligated funds on May 21, 2020. 50% of the funds received under Section 18004 (a) of the CARES Act were distributed as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students whose education was disrupted by COVID 19. The school received the funds on June 3rd and began disbursing funds to individual students on June 4th.
Sage was awarded $39, 512.00 with a minimum of 50% of the funds distributed to 21 students out of our total student enrollment of 22 students. The method for allocating the funds to students was based on student need. Students were emailed individually about whether they were in financially need due to the disruption of their education by COVID 19. 21 students out of 22 students who were Title IV eligible, expressed need.
Funds were prorated according to the individual student’s program hours and all student in that program received equal disbursements as follows: 3 Students in the 900 Hour Program Received $1020; 10 Students in the 750 Hour Program Received $950; 8 Students in the 740 = $900. All funds were used for the intended purposes stated on the Certification and Agreement.
Students were given the following instruction and guidance. Each student read the directions and signed a form: “I understand that the only statutory requirement in receiving the grant funds is that the funds must be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and childcare.”
The remaining amount of funds is available for additional student aid or to support school operations impacted by the Coronavirus. Website updated October 10, 2020. As of this date, the institutional portion of the CARES ACT has not been received.
HEERF II – The Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA)
- Sage School of Massage & Esthetics signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification & Agreement on January 22, 2021.
- $25,734 was allocated to the school from the US Department of Education to prioritize students with exceptional financial need, due to the Coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology related costs, transportation, mental health, and childcare expenses.
- In March of 2021, students with exceptional need were disbursed $15,500.00.
- Students were asked to fill out an application listing their exceptional need. Out of 30 students, 14 students identified with exceptional need. Out of the 14 students: 8 students were Pell grant recipients.
- 3 students received $1400; 6 students received $1125; and 5 students received $910 in grant funds.
- Students signed a form stating they would use the emergency funds for tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology related costs, transportation, mental health, and childcare expenses.
- In December of 2021, students with exceptional need were disbursed $10,234.00.
- Out of 20 students, 7 students identified with exceptional need. Out of 7 students: 4 students were Pell grant recipients.
- 2 students received $1705.57; 4 students received $1404.57; and 1 student received $1,204.57 in grant funds.
- Steps 4 & 6 above were followed, as stated above for this group of recipients.
January, 2022: Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Reporting for HEERF II (a) (1) Institutional
September, 2021 Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Reporting for HEERF II, (a) (1) Institutional
June 30, 2021: Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Reporting for HEERF II (a) (1) Institutional Portion
April, 2021: Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004 (2)(1) Institutional Portion
January, 2021: Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004 (2)(1) Institutional Portion
October, 2020: Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004 (2)(1) Institutional Portion
“Sage’s unique educational program with a focused curriculum and attention to detail enabled me to learn in a comfortable setting and gain the knowledge I needed to be ready for a successful career as a massage therapist. Upon graduation, I was equipped to pass the Oregon Boards and launch my own practice.”
Kristy Hammett (Werchek)
“I continue to love massage as a career and am so grateful to have had an education from Sage. Especially now as a Mom, making my own schedule and getting paid well per hour are extra bonuses to doing work I enjoy and love.”
“I absolutely love being an esthetician! Helping people every day is an amazing feeling! Whether that’s helping someone with their skin condition or providing a great hair removal service. I’m so thankful for the amazing education I received from Sage!”