233 years ago, on September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed. Each year, CAHE holds a special educational event to commemorate and celebrate this special day in US history, also known as Citizenship Day.
Center for Allied Health Education, in being deemed an essential business, has been doing everything in its power since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to continue our programs/instruction. We have received several inquiries over the past few weeks regarding clarification for the format in which classes will be conducted in the Fall 2020 quarter. Please note the following:
- Center for Allied Health Education will resume online instruction for the didactic element of the programs. While only a handful of courses can be done on your own time, as long as designated deadlines are met, the majority of courses will take place at specific times where virtual attendance is mandatory.
- Lab sessions will take place in our Kings Highway location during specified lab days.
- Students will be required to come into the building for some exams.
- Towards the completion of the Fall 2020 quarter, CAHE will reassess how the institution will move forward with instruction for upcoming quarters.
Please note that, when students are in the building, Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) is committed to limiting group size and following recommended social distancing guidelines. All students entering the building will be screened and must complete the following form upon arrival: www.cahe.edu/screening.
- On April 21st, 2020, CAHE signed and returned to the Dept. the Certification and Agreement for the HEERF Emergency Relief Fund. Pursuant to Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, no less than 50 percent of the total funds received, have been made available to students.
- The total amount of Grant monies received was $318,982.00.
- The total amount of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students as of the date of this post is $123,653.56.
- The estimated total number of students at CAHE, eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the HEA of 1965, and thus eligible to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grants is 415.
- As of the date of this update, the total number of students who have received the Emergency Financial Aid Grant is 286.
- CAHE Financial Aid Office ran a report of all active students in eligible programs and compared it with the list of 2019-2020 ISIRs. The institution then decided to equally divide the grant funds to qualified students who expressed need.
- On May 1st, 2020, CAHE Financial Aid Office emailed students through the student portal a notice of the grant, and the eligibility criteria under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and instructions on how to complete the FAFSA, if they needed to. On May 15th, 2020, students with a FAFSA on file, were emailed detailed information and a link to a Jotform, to certify need and eligibility for the Emergency Grant. On May 21st, 2020, a text message reminder was sent to those, who were deemed to be eligible, but hadn’t attested to need. On June 3rd, 2020, another email through the student portal was sent to active students, allowing more of them to benefit from the grant. On June 10th, the final email was sent to students, letting them know that the last deadline would be June 12th, 2020. 332 total students were deemed eligible and expressed a need for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant. 90 percent of the funds set aside for students (50 percent of the total), or $143,543.52, were equally divided, and checks were issued by June 19th, 2020, in the amount of $432.36 each, ready to be distributed to students in person on June 22nd, 2020. The Business Office emailed students through the portal to pick up the checks, or to let the school know if they preferred to receive the checks via USPS. The remaining funds (10%), will be made available to students who were eligible, missed the deadlines, and later expressed need.
Questions regarding this grant may be directed to the Financial Aid, or Student Finance departments.
Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on higher education. We have become a locked-down society. As a result, we are experiencing a sea of change in the way we do business: (a) Traditional classes have moved online and (b) executives, faculty, and staff are workingremotely. It is safe to say that none of us has ever experienced anything close to this crisis.
Congress has developed a number of stimulus packages in an effort to provide relief to hundreds of millions of Americans affected by the stay-at-home order. One of those is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27th, 2020.
The CARES Act established and funded the Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Under HEERF, CAHE will receive about $320,000, half of which (about $160,000) must be distributed directly to students. The remaining half is for the institution to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
The US Department of Education (USDOE) has mandated the student funds to be disbursed only to students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The criteria to participate in programs under Section 484 of the HEA include, but are not limited to the following: U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen; a valid Social Security number; registration with Selective Service (if the student is male); and a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting. To insure fair and equitable distribution, we have decided to divide the student portion equally among eligible students, or those who completed the 2019-20 FAFSA. We have emailed all active students a notice to complete the FAFSA application on May 1st, 2020, to be included in the distribution, with a deadline of May 8th. We expect these funds to be distributed to eligible students via checks, by the end of May 2020. Students may accept or decline these funds. Any excess funds remaining, will be available to those students, who have greatest need according to their FAFSA application (are Pell eligible).
Questions regarding this grant can be directed to the Financial Aid or Student Finance departments.
CAHE staff offers the words of inspiration and wisdom to students and alumni during the pandemic of COVID-19.
Here, at Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE), we are working diligently to ensure that all students receive their education in an efficient and timely manner in order to remain on schedule (or close to it) for graduation. To further emphasize the importance of your education and the need for skilled healthcare workers, our institution has officially been designated as an essential business by the Governor’s Office.
Despite us being granted the above status, we are firmly committed to continuing to implement our social distancing protocols for the immediate future and have modified the schedule slightly in order to do so.
Please be advised of the following:
- After Spring Break, all programs will begin lab instruction again, using virtual software and systems. There will be no additional cost to the student for these virtual platforms.
- Between May 12th and May 25th, students should be prepared to come to the building for mandatory on-campus labs. Lab hours will be scheduled between the hours of 8:00AM and 10:00PM and can include Sundays. A detailed lab schedule will be sent to all students prior to May 1st. Our Registrar Department is trying to create the schedule so that students will only need to be on-campus for a maximum of 3 times over the two-week period of time. A specific COVID-19 protocol to enter the building will be in effect and an e-mail will be sent out closer to the date with detailed information. Please begin to make arrangements to be able to attend.
We thank everyone for cooperation and understanding as we continue to keep the line of communication open with our students.
In uncertain and unexpected times like these, the one thing that remains certain is the need for qualified healthcare professionals. In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) is proud to launch Center Corps: a volunteer initiative aimed to connect understaffed healthcare facilities with highly skilled healthcare students and professionals in time of crisis. 22 CAHE students have already volunteered to step up and contribute their time and skills to various facilities across the NY metropolitan area. Students interested in volunteering should complete the following form to be connected with a site: http://www.cahe.edu/center-corps/Student-volunteer-form
As the situation with the coronavirus continues to develop, CAHE is constantly reevaluating its operational guidelines in order to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our students and staff while simultaneously maintaining maximum possible continuity in your education.
The following guidelines will be in effect as of Wednesday, March 18th:
- All didactic lectures and exams will continue to be delivered through an online learning format. CAHE’s IT Department will continue to be available in the event that students experience any technical difficulties.
- All on-campus lab sessions will be suspended (The last day of on-campus labs will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020).
- Clinical Rotations: Students attending clinical rotations play a vital role in the healthcare team, especially during times of crisis when many clinical sites are shorthanded and understaffed. Therefore, CAHE has decided to continue to allow students to attend clinical rotations. Detailed information about clinical rotations has been distributed to students via email.
Once the crisis has passed and CAHE resumes its regular operations, all lab sessions and clinical rotations missed will be scheduled for make-up on a later date.
Wishing you all well during this difficult time.
Center for Allied Health Education
Although no CAHE students have been directly in contact with the coronavirus, as a precaution and following the US Department of Education recommendations, the Center has decided to transition all didactic classwork to an online format for the immediate future. In an effort to facilitate online delivery of courses, all didactic classes are cancelled for the remainder of the week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Classes will resume on Sunday (3/15), and will be delivered via an online platform. Over the next 2 days, students will receive detailed instructions on how to participate in the online/virtual classroom setting. We will continue to provide updates and encourage students to monitor their e-mails for the latest information.
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