CARES Act

CARES ActThe CARES Act passed by Congress and Signed by The President, made available critical resources in support of students on college campuses that were displaced and had their education disrupted due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Livingstone College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement Letter to the U.S. Department of Education and was awarded $2.5 Million according to the guidelines related to this funding $1,251,532 (50%) is designated specifically for students.   The funds have been received in the amount of $1,251,532 which has been distributed to students according to the Certification and Agreement.  The College identified 917 students who have completed the FAFSA and calculated award amounts according to Estimated Family Contribution (EFC): Breakout of awards:    Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)  Students in this category$ of Emergency CheckCalculative Award 05791472.66852670.14 1-1000811372.66111185.46 1000 – 50001361272.66173081.76 5001 – 9999451072.6648269.7 100000 – 7519976$872.66  66324.94 Total 9175190.641251532 …CARES Act Higher EducationEmergency Relief Funds (HEERF)On May 6. 2020, the Office of Postsecondary Education published requirements for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting. Subsequent guidance was provided for relief funds included in The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Livingstone College must publish reports on all HEERF funding activity no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter. See reports belowHEERF I Reports LC College HEERF Quarterly Report June 2020 LC College HEERF Quarterly Report September 2020 LC College HEERF Quarterly Report December 2020 LC College HEERF Quarterly Report March 2021   HEERF Il Reports LC College HEERF I Quarterly …

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Livingstone to forgive debt of returning students

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SALISBURY – Livingstone College announced today an initiative that will forgive the debt of students who attended Livingstone during the spring 2021 academic semester. The Livingstone College Debt Forgiveness Persistence Initiative (DFPI) will award more than $2.8 million in persistence grants to qualifying students of the spring 2021 semester who have outstanding student account balances. This is in addition to the more than $4 million in need-based student aid Livingstone College already provides from its general operating budget each year. “The economic hardships created by the COVID-19 virus is unprecedented and has made it extremely difficult for students to pursue their dreams of obtaining a college education during this period of economic uncertainty,” said Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. in a letter to qualifying students. “The population we serve relies heavily on student loans to pay for their college education. Therefore, as we look forward to the fall 2021 academic semester, we would like to remove one of the primary barriers related to persistence – student debt.” This initiative will enable students to pursue their college education in the absence of student debt, he said. The college will utilize the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to support this critical initiative. “Access and affordability must work in tandem,” said Dr. Anthony J. Davis, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Livingstone College. “The population we serve has been significantly impacted by this pandemic. Therefore, we are deploying every resource possible in support of our students and …

2021 Facelift

PROTOCOLAPPLYGIVEABOUT Livingstone College is a private historically black college that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence and student success. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning, and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community.News And Eventsthe Stone – Annual ReportLivingstone College CARES ActDavis named 13th president of Livingstone CollegeSeptember 22, 2022Actor Malik Yoba bringing jobs to LCSeptember 21, 2022Educating the whole personLivingstone loves cheering on the Blue Bears and their 12 CIAA Division 2 varsity sports. Members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference USA, the Blue Bears boast some of the nation’s finest facilities and compete against the CIAA’s top competition.Explore Academic Offers at Livingstone College Find Your MajorOur 23 majors provide broad exposure to diverse thought and deep exploration within your fields of interest.Visit UsYou can walk the pathways with current students, eat a meal on campus, attend classes, gain a better understanding of our academic and extracurricular opportunities, talk with faculty, and just explore.Apply TodayApply Today to Join a community of scholars committed to lives of leadership and service.You too, can get life out of a stone@LivingstoneVariety is more than the spice of life. It is life! The world offers a broader range of career opportunities than ever before, which is why we offer the way to explore and prepare for …

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CARES Act Emergency Aid Funding (Livingstone College Policy) What is the CARES Act Emergency Fund provided by the federal government? ·        The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which supplies emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. When will CARES Act Funds be available? ·        Livingstone College applied for a federal CARES Act grant and received funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). During the week of May 11, 2020, Livingstone College will begin to distribute grants to students impacted by COVID-19 based on their financial needs. Grant recipients will be notified through their Livingstone College email accounts.  Who is eligible for CARES Act Funds? ·        Students enrolled at least half time as of March 13, 2020 and be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid. The Financial Aid Office will use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to determine your eligibility. Students not deemed eligible on March 13, 2020 are ineligible for the funds. ·        Unfortunately, the DOE does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, students enrolled in distance learning before March 13, 2020, students not meeting satisfactory academic progress, and students not eligible for Federal Student Aid as determined by the DOE. …

CORONAVIRUS 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CARES Act Emergency Aid Funding (Livingstone College Policy) What is the CARES Act Emergency Fund provided by the federal government? ·        The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which supplies emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. When will CARES Act Funds be available? ·        Livingstone College applied for a federal CARES Act grant and received funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). During the week of May 11, 2020, Livingstone College will begin to distribute grants to students impacted by COVID-19 based on their financial needs. Grant recipients will be notified through their Livingstone College email accounts.  Who is eligible for CARES Act Funds? ·        Students enrolled at least half time as of March 13, 2020 and be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid. The Financial Aid Office will use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to determine your eligibility. Students not deemed eligible on March 13, 2020 are ineligible for the funds. ·        Unfortunately, the DOE does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, students enrolled in distance learning before March 13, 2020, students not meeting satisfactory academic progress, and students not eligible for Federal Student Aid as determined …

Title IX

Livingstone CollegeTitle IXThe Livingstone College Title IX office works diligently to provide a safe campus environment and support the college’s holistic mission at all times. Consistent with the College’s Notice of Non-Discrimination, Livingstone College does not tolerate acts of sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, sexual misconduct, and sex and/or gender based discrimination. All members of our community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects good stewardship and a respect for others despite any differences.The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the Sexual Misconduct and Gender-Based Violence Policy (including harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of sex or gender) under the requirements of Title IX. Questions about the policy or the institutions response should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anyone wishing to make a report may do so by reporting the concern to the college Title IX Coordinator: Terri Stevenson (she/her/hers) Title IX Coordinator Walls Center 218 704-216-6971 (office) 704-762-4638 (mobile) tstevenson@livingstone.edu▸What is Title IX and Interpersonal Violence?What is Title IX? Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment which is a form of gender discrimination. Programs and activities that receive funds from the United States Department of Education (ED) must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and …