HEERF/Cares Act Emergency Grant

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) – Institutional Portion Required Reporting & Disclosure
July 10, 2020

  1. 1)  Parker University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the HEERF on May 7, 2020. Parker University will use 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.

  2. 2)  The total amount of funds Parker University received on May 7, 2020, from the U.S. Department of Education to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus is $485,213.

  3. 3)  The total amount of HEERF Institutional Portion (section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act) drawn by Parker University as of July 10, 2020, is $0.00.

  4. 4)  Parker University has obligated $143,305 for purchasing of Personal Protective Equipment for the campus.

  5. 5)  Internal controls are in place to ensure funds are drawn for allowable purposes. Those controls include utilization of the accounting system’s structure to segregate funding by source to identify and track the activity of that with externally imposed restrictions.
    Parker University will request HEERF reimbursement only after allowable costs have been incurred. Transaction documentation for HEERF draws are reviewed by senior fiscal management prior to submission, with draws initiated in the Department of Education’s G5 site by separate personnel. Reconciliation of funding received in banking records and accounting transactions for receipt are also segregated to additional, separate personnel.

Additional reporting required on emergency Financial Aid Grants made under HEERF is located on Parker University's website @Parker.edu.

For any questions or comments regarding this report, please contact Meg Johnson ‐ Controller, at MJohnson1@Parker.edu

 

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) – Strengthening Institution Required Reporting & Disclosure
July 10, 2020

  1. 1)  Parker University acknowledges that the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the Strenthening Institution Portion of the HEERF on May 30, 2020.

  2. 2)  The total amount of funds Parker University received on May 30, 2020, from the U.S. Department of Education to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus is $48,489.

  3. 3)  The total amount of HEERF Institutional Portion (section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act) drawn by Parker University as of July 10, 2020, is $0.00.

  4. 4)  Internal controls are in place to ensure funds are drawn for allowable purposes. Those controls include utilization of the accounting system’s structure to segregate funding by source to identify and track the activity of that with externally imposed restrictions.
    Parker University will request HEERF reimbursement only after allowable costs have been incurred. Transaction documentation for HEERF draws are reviewed by senior fiscal management prior to submission, with draws initiated in the Department of Education’s G5 site by separate personnel. Reconciliation of funding received in banking records and accounting transactions for receipt are also segregated to additional, separate personnel.

Additional reporting required for Emergency Financial Aid Grants made under HEERF is located on Parker University's website.

For any questions or comments regarding this report, please contact Meg Johnson ‐ Controller, at MJohnson1@Parker.edu

 

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The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in the lives of many. To assist with this, the federal government has made funding available to institutions through the HEERF/CARE Act Emergency Grant. We know there may be some students who have a need for assistance with costs for housing, food, books and other course materials, healthcare, childcare, or other living expenses.  

The emergency grant is not considered Federal student financial aid, and therefore does not affect your financial aid eligibility amount. This is a grant not a loan. Repayment is not expected. Grant funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until exhausted.  

We have submitted a request to the government for this funding, and in anticipation of approval we are accepting preliminary applications for review. To apply, students should complete the CARE Grant Emergency Grant Application that was sent via e-mail and is also located on this page under Student Affairs Forms. Submit completed applications via email with supporting documentation to: caresact@parker.edu

Please be sure to review the eligibility criteria located on the application. Your application will be reviewed, and if you are found to be eligible you will be notified. Funds cannot be dispersed until we receive approval from the government. You will be updated regarding timeline for disbursement if approved.

Parker University cares about your personal and educational success.  Any questions regarding this grant should be submitted to Alaina Mount, Dean of Student Development, at: caresact@parker.edu.

New Student Orientation

“Orientation is the best opportunity for Parker University to introduce a strong learning environment, build the foundations for academic success, welcome students to campus, promote student interactions with their cohort, and convey the values and traditions of their new university.”

Click for more information on the new student orientation.

 

Career Services

The Department of Student Affairs compiles and maintains a list of off-campus job opportunities, both part-time and full-time. Frequently, businesses will call the college seeking full-time and part-time employees.  For more information on these opportunities or Career Services, please contact Krichey02@parker.edu.

 

Student Success

The Office of Student Success is dedicated to ensuring that you, the student, have the necessary supports – both inside and outside of the classroom – to fully realize your potential at Parker University. By supporting you when you face obstacles associated with adjusting to your chosen program, the Office of Student Success assists you in making connections with Parker.

For more information please email Alaina Mount, Dean of Student Development at amount@parker.edu or at 214-353-6514.

 

International Student Office

The International Student Advisor assists international students and maintains files of the required and necessary documents and is located in the Enrollment Department.
 
 
 

Health Insurance

 

Parker University does not provide student health insurance. 

Students interested in purchasing health insurance can contact the following agents to get quotes on individual plans and to get information on plans available through the state for which some students may qualify:  

Agent Larry Blackmon with US Health Advisors www.ushagent.com/larryeblackmon  972-217-0987 

Or visit The Health Insurance Marketplace for information on affordable health insurance options for which you may qualify.

 

Telehealth Discount Plan

As a Parker University student, you automatically become enrolled in a telehealth discount plan through CampusCare as part of your student fees. With this plan students, spouses, and dependent children receive 24/7 access to speak to a physician via phone or video for a consultation. Prescription services are provided as needed. There is no copay required. Students also receive 24/7 access to counseling at no charge and discounts on prescriptions, vision, dental and alternative medicine. See the attached explanation of benefits for more information. 

Students can visit MyBenefitsWork.com or download the MyBenefits Work Mobile app to register themselves as well as spouses and dependent children. You will need to use the Member ID and Group Number provided in the email you received to register.  A member card will be mailed to the address you provide at enrollment.

Students still living at home may register parents and siblings still in the household for no additional charge at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7TAVZ79HXg7auoIe16_3qbdFGxG2LvPgXQAjEp-OzBmYaKQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

This form is only for parents and siblings in your household. This form is not for adding spouses and dependent children. These need to be added in the account you create when you register.

NOTE: This is not considered a health insurance plan, does not provide any benefits for outside providers, and does not affect any current insurance plans you may have. 

 

Answers to most other questions can be found in the information provided when you register.

If you have any questions you may contact our designated representative Tamika West at 1-800-800-8304 ext 1690  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time

Pregnancy and Parenting

Parker University recognizes the importance of balancing the family and academic needs of new parents and provides support for  students who are anticipating the birth or adoption of a child. Parker extends this support to parents expecting a baby, to parents who are adopting a child, to parents through surrogacy, and to parents nursing their infants.

Parker University prohibits discrimination on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law, including discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, in the administration of its programs and activities.  Parker will neither require nor prohibit leaves of absence for pregnancy or childbirth. In addition, Parker will reasonably accommodate its students, including pregnant students, so that they may continue to make progress toward the completion of their degree. 

Students seeking accommodation for pregnancy or parenting should contact:

Alaina Mount, MS

Dean of Student Development/ Title IX Coordinator

amount@parker.edu

214-353-6514

Any student who believes that they have not been treated equitably under the provisions of this policy may file a grievance with Title IX Office https://my.parker.edu/ICS/Campus_Life/Default_Page.jnz?portlet=Campus_Services, through the Student Non-Academic Grievance Procedure. 

Licensure and State Boards

Please consult the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards for information and requirements for chiropractic state board licensure. Persons interested in state board licensure information should contact the governing board for the area in which he/she wishes to practice.
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