MVC COVID-19 Updates and Reporting Requirements

  • 12/6/21 HEERF III Emergency Grant Application is now CLOSED

    The HEERF III Emergency Grant Application process opened on Wednesday November 17th, 2021 and closed on December 3rd, 2021 at 12 pm (noon) cstThe committee will select the recipients of the available funds and notify the selected individuals by email. If you do not receive an email notifying you of being selected you may be eligible to apply for future opportunities in the spring semester and will receive information regarding those opportunities if and when available.

  • 11/17/21 MVC's HEERF III - Emergency Fund Application

    Missouri Valley College has a limited amount of HEERF III funding remaining to help offset expenditures that students may have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be a continuing Missouri Valley College degree seeking student in good academic standing as determined by MVC, and must demonstrate significant financial need due to the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants must be eligible for Title IV federal aid (Eligible to file a FAFSA). International students are not eligible. Examples of expenses covered are rent assistance, groceries, food or other essential household expenses, medical costs or medications, books, computers, and other essential academic expenses, child care expenses, or any other expenses that reflect an emergency need for a student as deemed to be appropriate due to the disruption of campus operations.

    Students wishing to apply must complete this HEERF III Emergency Fund Application and bring the completed application and the statement of situation to the Office of Financial Aid. Funds will be awarded based on circumstance and need. The number of students who will receive these funds is subject to availability.
    Funds will be disbursed via direct deposit only– this can be set up with the business office.
     
    The applicant must submit the application and a statement describing the expenses incurred. All applications will be reviewed and notified of approval decision. Limited funding is available.
  • 11/9/21 (HEERF III) – Emergency Grants to Students - MVC Update

    Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) – Emergency Grants to Students

    The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has allocated emergency financial aid grants called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) to assist students with exceptional need. The grants include emergency aid grants to students.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds. Missouri Valley is required to prioritize students with exceptional need.  In order to qualify for an award, a student must be enrolled in classes at MVC by the end of business on October 11, 2021.

    • $2,120,704 – Total amount awarded pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $2,100,480 – Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under the ARP Act as of October 18,2021.
    • $20,224 – Total amount of funds to be awarded to students based on special circumstances and extreme financial need.
    • 999 – Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the ARP Act as of October 18, 2021.
    • 999 – Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the ARP Act as of October 18,2021

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students were provided. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on October 11, 2021.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund award is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible. 

    The US Department of Education has specified that students are required to use the award for any component of the cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, including tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health) or child care. 

    Fund proceeds were allocated to eligible students primarily based on the following factors; the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter or Online Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter or Online Part Time). The table below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award.

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $3,250 $2,275
    501 to 3000 $2,900 $2,030
    3001 to 6000 $2,600 $1,820
    6001 to 12000 $2,200 $1,540
    12001 to 20000 $1,900 $1,330
    20001 or higher $1,280 $895
    No FY 20-21 FAFSA/EFC $800 $560

     Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Example for a part-time undergraduate commuter enrolled in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1. 6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2. 0.5 * $2,275 ($2,275 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter)
    3. Relief Amount = $1,140.00 (rounded up)
  • 10/11/21 Mask Protocol Update

    Missouri Valley College has updated its COVID-19 mask protocol. Effective October 11, 2021, it is strongly encouraged for all students, employees and visitors on the Missouri Valley campus to wear a facemask while inside of all campus buildings. Masks are required in all indoor classroom settings including classrooms, labs, and the Learning Center. Additionally, we ask that all students, employees and visitors respect those who wear masks and respect the wishes of those who ask you to wear a mask in their offices or rooms.

    Missouri Valley College will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and will adjust the mask policy as needed.

    The College encourages everyone to consider being vaccinated against COVID-19. To schedule a vaccine appointment, contact the Saline County Health Department at 660.886.3434.

  • 10/11/21 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III

    Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) – Emergency Grants to Students

     

    The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has allocated emergency financial aid grants called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) to assist students with exceptional need. 

    Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds. Missouri Valley is required to prioritize students with exceptional need. 

    In order to qualify for an award, a student must be a US Citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in classes at MVC by the end of business on October 11, 2021.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund award is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible. 

    The US Department of Education has specified that students are required to use the award for any component of the cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, including tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health) or child care. 

    Fund proceeds are allocated to eligible students primarily based on the following factors; the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The table below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application is required to receive the student award.

    EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students and Part-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $3,250 $2,275
    501 to 3000 $2,900 $2,030
    3001 to 6000 $2,600 $1,820
    6001 to 12000 $2,200 $1,540
    12001 to 20000 $1,900 $1,330
    20001 or higher $1,280 $895
    No FY 20-21 FAFSA/EFC $800 $560

     Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Example for a part-time undergraduate commuter enrolled in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1. 6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2. 0.5 * $2,275 ($2,275 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter)
    3. Relief Amount = $1,140.00 (rounded up)

     Accessing your funds:

    Student awards will be available at the discretion of the student, in the form of direct deposit, check, or as a credit to the student’s account.

    To select your preference on how you would like to receive your funds, please log into the Business Office Portal.

    Returning Users:

    Can log in using their 9-digit MVC ID and their Business office Password.

    New users:

    Should enter their 9-digit MVC ID on the initial login screen, then click on the New User/Forgot Password button. 

    After a successful login, select “Complete Relief Payment Preference” from the main menu options, and complete the form. 

    You have until 4:30PM CST Friday October 15th 2021 to select your preference. Processing of funds will begin on Monday October 18th 2021. if you have not made a selection by Friday October 15th 2021, a check will be mailed to your primary address on file.

  • 8/1/21 Update: Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Update

    Missouri Valley College has updated some of its COVID-19 protocols. Effective August 3, 2021, all students, employees and visitors on the Missouri Valley campus will be required to wear a facemask while inside of all campus buildings, including classrooms. Students will not be required to wear masks when in their own residence hall room, and employees will not be required to wear one while alone in their own office space.

    As the fall 2021 semester approaches, Missouri Valley has a plan in place to gateway test all students and employees for COVID-19 during the check-in process.

    “I strongly encourage the entire Missouri Valley community to consider being vaccinated against COVID-19,” said MVC President Dr. Bonnie Humphrey. “Vaccination is the key to getting back to a campus life that we all know and love.”

    Missouri Valley College has released vaccine incentive programs for students as well as faculty and staff. All students and employees should check their email to learn more about those programs.

    At this time, Missouri Valley is still planning for in-person classes as normal, and cleaning protocols used during the 2020-21 academic year will still be in place.

  • 5/11/21 MVC Mask Policy Update

    Due to the low population density on campus during the summer and declining COVID-19 cases in the Marshall community, masks will be voluntary and no longer required on the Missouri Valley College campus. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reinstate the mask mandate if there is a significant increase in COVID-19 cases on campus or in the community.

  • 4/1/21 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund I

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through April 1st):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $661,459 – Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of April 1st, 2021.
    • 908 – Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of April 1st, 2021.
    • 908 – Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of April 1st, 2021.

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00
  • 3/29/21 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II

    Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) – Emergency Grants to Students

     

    The Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) has allocated emergency financial aid grants called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) to assist students with exceptional need. The grants include emergency aid grants to students.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible MVC students. In order to qualify for an award, a student must be enrolled in classes at MVC on March 1, 2021.

    • $661,459 – Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $662,525 – Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA Act as of March 27,2021.
    • 940 – Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA Act as of March 26,2021.
    • 940 – Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under  the CRRSAA Act as of March 26,2021

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on March 8, 2021.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund award is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible. 

    The US Department of Education has specified that students are required to use the award for any component of the cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, including tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health) or child care. 

    Fund proceeds are allocated to eligible students primarily based on the following factors; the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter or Online Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter or Online Part Time). The table below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application is required to receive the student award. Eligible students will be notified of their award by email.

     

    EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students and Part-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,230 $860
    501 to 3000 $1,050 $735
    3001 to 6000 $810 $565
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $400 $280
    20001 or higher $300 $210
    No FY 20-21 FAFSA/EFC $280 $195

     

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Example for a part-time undergraduate commuter enrolled in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1. 6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2. 0.5 * $860 ($860 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter)
    3. Relief Amount = $430.00
  • 1/10/21 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through January 10):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $643,681 – Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 31, 2020.
    • 906 – Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 31, 2020.
    • 906 – Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 31, 2020.

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00

    Relief Fund – Individual emergency expense awards

    The College also distributed Relief Fund awards to 7 students for specific emergency expenses totaling $10,000 for the period through December 31, 2020.

  • 10/10/20 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through October 10):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $633,201 – Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of October 10, 2020.
    • 906 – Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of October 10, 2020.
    • 906 – Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of October 10, 2020.

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00
  • 8/26/20 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through August 26):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $631,801 –    Total amount of Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 26, 2020.
    • 904 –     Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 26, 2020.
    • 904 –    Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of  August 26, 2020

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00
  • 7/10/20 Update: MVC COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

    Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – CARES Act Reporting for MVC (Updated through July 10):

    Missouri Valley College has received a limited Grant from the Department of Education titled the Higher Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

    The Grant includes Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In connection with the Grants to Students, MVC signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement which, in part,  acknowledges that MVC intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

    • $661,459 –    Total amount received pursuant to MVC’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid to Students.
    • $633,201 –    Total amount Emergency Financial Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 10, 2020.
    • 906 –     Estimated total number of students at MVC eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 10, 2020.
    • 906 –    Total number of students who have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 10, 2020.

    Specific instructions, directions, and guidance to students are provided in this report. An announcement to students via email and social media was also disseminated to all students on May 8, 2020.

    Student Fund Description:

    The Missouri Valley College COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is designed to assist currently enrolled students with expenses caused by the interruption of operations on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Student Relief Fund comes from limited federal stimulus funds (CARES Act) and is restricted by the Department of Education to eligible US students. In order to qualify for an award, the student must have been enrolled in face to face classes at MVC as of March 13, 2020.

    Our goal in distributing this Fund is to adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the US Department of Education: 1) assisting those students most in need while spreading the limited grant funds as widely as possible, and 2) getting the funds directly in the hands of our students as soon as possible.

    Fund proceeds were allocated to students based on a number of factors, including, most importantly, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA of the student, and student classification (Resident Full Time, Commuter Full Time, Resident Part Time, or Commuter Part Time). The maximum student award was $1,100. Table 1 below shows individual award categories by EFC and student classification.

    No application was required to receive the student award. Mail distribution of the student awards began Friday, May 8 to each student’s most recent student address on file at MVC.

    Table 1: EFC Breakdown of funds for Full-Time Students

    Full-time students:

    EFC Range Relief Amount
    Full-Time Residential Students Full-Time Commuters
    0 to 500 $1,100 $770
    501 to 3000 $1000 $700
    3001 to 6000 $800 $560
    6001 to 12000 $600 $420
    12001 to 20000 $500 $350
    20001 or higher $400 $280
    No FY 19-20 FAFSA/EFC $400 $280

    Part-Time Students:

    For students attending MVC on a less-than full time basis (less than 12 hours for undergraduate students or less than 9 hours for graduate students), the relief amount was determined using the following formula:

    Part-time example for an undergraduate commuter in 6 hours with a 0 EFC:

    1.   6 Hours / 12 Hours (minimum for full time status) = 0.5
    2.   0.5 * $770 (770 is the 0 EFC allocation for a commuter [Table 1])
    3.   Relief Amount = $385.00

What To Do If You Are Sick

If you exhibit Covid-19 symptoms, please contact a local health authority. If you are on campus, please contact the student health center for an appointment rather than coming into the building to do so. You can contact the student health office at 660-831-4012 or email vogelsmeierc@moval.edu.

If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND have traveled in the past 14 days to one of areas where a COVID-19 outbreak has occurred, OR you believe you may have been exposed to or infected with the novel coronavirus, you should:

  • Stay home except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • Seek medical advice. Call ahead to the clinic or doctor’s office before you go and tell them you may have COVID-19. This will ensure health care staff are prepared for your arrival, and they will provide instructions to limit exposure to others.
  • Students and employees should contact the MVC student health center at 660-831-4012 for instructions.
    Student-athletes should contact their athletic trainer electronically.
  • Do not travel on public transportation while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.

Campus Communications

Missouri Valley College will communicate updates via campus email and on this page. Any school closings will be communicated via MVC’s text alert system, campus email and MVC social media.

Updates from the CDC may be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the state’s website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.