It is our desire at Northpoint to ensure our community is safe and healthy during this time. Our Covid-19 Task Force has worked diligently in creating policies and procedures to meet this desire. Please find information regarding the reopening of the campus. Please carefully read those documents that pertain to you. Should you have any questions, please email [email protected].
 
Covid Update #14 4-26-21
 
Covid Update #13 4-16-21
 
Covid Update #12 4-9-21
 
Covid Update #11 3-26-21
 
Covid Update #10 3-22-21
 
Covid Update #9 3-15-21
 
Covid Update #8 3-9-21
 
Covid Update #7 2-26-21
 
Covid Update #6 2-19-21
 
Covid Update #5 2-12-21
 
Covid Update #4 2-05-21
 
Covid Update #3 1-29-21
 
Covid Update #2 1-22-21
 
Covid Update #1 1-19-21
 
Covid-19 Policies and Procedures Handbook
 
Covid Waiver Spring 2021

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES REGARDING FINANCIAL AID OFFERS:

March 22, 2021

If you, and/or your family are experiencing extenuating circumstances for the current year such as loss of employment, an opportunity to receive an adjustment to income used on the FAFSA may be extended to you and reflected on your Official Financial Aid Offer.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office by phone 978-478-3400 or by email at [email protected] to discuss your situation.  Specific documentation (i.e. proof of loss of employment or receipt of unemployment benefits) will be required.

Emergency Cares Act

CARES Act Emergency Funding Information

Northpoint Bible College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students and intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to students.

Northpoint Bible College intends to use $211,555 of the funds it received under Section 18004 (a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency financial grants to students. Effective May 13, 2020, a total of $186,100 in grants were distributed to 190 full time on and off campus students who were Pell and non-Pell eligible under Title IV. The estimated students who may be eligible to receive funds is 219 (190 students who received funds and 29 part time Title IV eligible students who can request funds in the future if needed.

A CARES Emergency Committee was formed and decided to give emergency funds to all full time Title IV eligible students utilizing a block system outlined below:

Block #1: Haverhill Full time Pell eligible students who were on campus $2,000
Block#2: Haverhill Full time Non-Pell eligible students who were on campus $1,500
Block#3: Haverhill Full time Pell eligible students who were off campus $1,000
Block#4: Haverhill Full time Non-Pell eligible students who were off campus $500
Block#5: Additional Locations… Arkansas and Grand Rapids students who were full time Pell eligible $200
Block#6: Additional Locations… Arkansas and Grand Rapids students who were full time Non-Pell eligible $100 

Instructions, guidance or direction given to the students regarding emergency funding was as follows:

The initial instruction on CANVAS informed all students of the availability of funds and requested completion and submission of an application for funds along with receipts of expenses, if possible. The application was later eliminated due to changes in the DOE guidance. A letter of explanation and a Confirmation of Receipt and Usage of Emergency Funds form was mailed to the students along with a check. The letter requested that students cash or deposit their check within 30 days. The form requested students to promptly sign and return the Confirmation of Receipt and Usage of Emergency Funds form in an enclosed return envelope. Effective Date of Reporting September 30,2020.

On November 19, 2020, the CARES Act Committee granted an additional amount of $24,560 in emergency grant relief funds to 58 on-campus Haverhill students. Checks in the amount of $385 each were given to 56 students and checks in the amount of $1,500 each were granted to 2 students who were deemed more needy.   The students were instructed to sign and promptly return a Confirmation of Receipt and Usage of Emergency Funds form.

The balance remaining is $895.00.

Effective Date of Reporting: December 30, 2020.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Annual Reporting December 30, 2020

INSTITUTIONAL PORTION

Schools Initial Distribution:  $211,555   Additional Distribution:  $76,890       Total:  $288,455

Reimbursements for tuition, housing, room and board, or other fee refunds: $176,395.99
Covering cost of providing additional technology:             $  69,421.28
Limiting on campus housing to one student per room:             $  35,015.00
Campus safety and operations             $  64,616.78
Total annual expenditures:                                                                               $345,449.05

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II and III Quarterly Report for June 30, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditures Reporting for Student portion of HEERF II funds for quarter ending March 30, 2021:

Although the CARES Committee met on March 24, 2021, to discuss funding criteria, there were no actual distributions of HEERF II funds made to students as of the quarter ending March 30, 2021.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditures Reporting for Student portion of HEERF II funds for the quarter ending June 30, 2021, is outlined below as directed by the Department of Education:

*Northpoint Bible College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students and intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II grants to students.

*Total funding received by the college to be distributed to students as emergency grants was $211,555.

Of the 252 students attending Northpoint Bible College for the Spring 2021 semester, many of these students were attending at Haverhill’s additional locations in a part time or less than half time status and were either online or off campus students. Graduate students were not included in this distribution because they are normally part time. International and DACA students remained ineligible for this distribution.

*168 students received a total of $209,750. There was $687.17 remaining in HEERF I funds and following the distribution, there currently remains $2,492.17 in HEERF II funds.

*A block system was used to determine the method of distribution as outlined below:

Block #1: Haverhill Full Time Pell eligible highest need (0 EFC) students who were on campus, $3,500 (24)
Block#2: Haverhill Part Time Pell eligible highest need (0 EFC) students who were on campus, $1,750 (1)
Block#3: Haverhill Full time Pell eligible students who were on campus, $2,500 (9)
Block#4: Haverhill Full time non-Pell eligible students who were on campus, $1,500 (19)
Block#5: Haverhill Full time Pell eligible highest need (0 EFC) students who were off campus $2,000 (1)
Block#6: Haverhill Part time Pell eligible highest need (0 EFC) students who were off campus $1,000 (1)
Block#7: Haverhill Full time Pell eligible students; there were no students in this category.
Block#8: Haverhill Full time non-Pell eligible students who were off campus, $1,750 (7)
Block#9: Full time Pell eligible highest need (0 EFC) students who were online, $1,000 (11)
Block#10: Full time Pell eligible students who were online students, $750 (2)
Block#11: Full time non-Pell eligible students who were online students, $500 (8)
Block#12: Full time Additional locations (Arkansas and Grand Rapids) Pell eligible highest need (0 EFC), $750 (23)
Block#13: Full time Additional locations (Arkansas and Grand Rapids) Pell eligible students, $500 (33)
Block#14: Full time Additional locations (Arkansas and Grand Rapids) Non-Pell eligible students $250 (29)

*Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants was that they had the option to use all or some of the funds granted them to pay on any outstanding balance on their student account. A special form was used which was signed (or still remains to be signed) by each student of their intention for use of HEERF funds.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III

Quarterly Budget and Expenditures Reporting for Student portion of HEERF III funds for the quarter ending September 30, 2021, is outlined below as directed by the Department of Education:

*Northpoint Bible College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students and intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III grants to students.

Summary of HEERF I, II, and III
The total amount of funding Northpoint Bible College has received from the Department from HEERF I grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), HEERF II grants under the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and HEERF III grants under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) is $949,168 and is shown below:
HEERF I: $211,555
HEERF II: $211,555
HEERF III: $526,058

As of September 30, 2021, funds have been granted to 266 unduplicated students totaling $533,506.00. The total left to still grant since inception is $415,662.00.

HEERF III
*Total funding received by the college to be distributed to students as emergency grants under HEERF III is $526,058. There was $2,700.00 in funds remaining from HEERF II making the total funds available $528,758.00.
One student was given the remaining $2,700.00 from the HEERF II funds; this student is also counted in the 38 students below since he received an amount in addition to the $2,700.
The total count of students in the Spring 2021 from Haverhill and all additional locations per the Registrar was 252.
In a CARES Committee meeting on June 4, 2021, it was agreed that students who had higher outstanding balances would be considered as those with exceptional need and would be given funds during the summer. Therefore, 38 students were given $113,096; this includes $110,396 from HEERF III and the 2700.00 left from HEERF II. It was decided the remaining funds would be distributed in the Fall 2021 semester and possibly the Spring 2022 semester.
Total funds available from HEERF III funds is $415,662.00.

The number of students who are currently enrolled for the Fall 2021 at all locations is 247 as provided by the Registrar. This includes international and master’s degree students as well as undergraduate students who are on campus, off campus and online.

The school will use a block system to identity students who demonstrate exceptional need as determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In addition, the school will consider the students to have greater need as those who still have outstanding balances on their account after federal aid is applied or if no FAFSA has been filed as is the case with international students.

Special Instructions: Students are asked sign a confirmation of receipt as well as provide written permission in order to have funds directly paid on their student account. They are also requested to cash checks within 30 days of the date on the check.