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Accommodations, Resources, and Contacts

Classroom Accommodations

Technology upgrades in classrooms include installation of cameras, microphones, and TV screens for HyFlex learning and enhanced online learning. HyFlex modality presents the components of hybrid learning in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating online, or doing both. Students may change their mode of attendance.

CARES Act Funding

Updated October 10, 2020

  • Menlo College has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Form, in compliance with the CARES Act; in keeping with the provisions of that Act, Menlo College intends to 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.
  • Menlo College has received a total of $802,010 from the Department of Education, pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • As of October 10, 2020, Menlo College has distributed $270,000 directly to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • Approximately 600 students at Menlo College are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • As of October 10, 2020, 330 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • Eligible students were asked to apply for up to $1,200 in grant funding under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The initial call for applications was emailed to students on May 15, 2020 with follow up emails sent on May 26, 2020 and May 29, 2020. The application deadline was May 31, 2020 and determinations were made for disbursement by June 30, 2020. Students were asked to submit any documentation to indicate emergency need based on loss of employment or additional expenses associated with housing, food, technology, childcare, etc. Students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants were allocated amounts from $400-$1,200 based on demonstrated need, which was determined by Pell-grant eligibility, Expected Family Contribution amounts, outstanding account balances, and additional need incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Students are eligible to appeal their funding determination based on additional demonstrated financial need. Recognizing the ongoing need for financial support during the pandemic, Menlo College will distribute the remaining Emergency Financial Aid Grants this fall to eligible students, through a second call for applications.
  • Students were provided instructions for applying for Emergency Financial Aid Grants through email as well as on the Menlo College Coronavirus webpage. Students with questions or concerns have been instructed to email for support.

HEERF Quarterly Institutional Expenditure Report – October 30, 2020.

To Apply for Emergency Financial Relief
To keep students on a path to earn their degree, Menlo is providing additional emergency funding to eligible students. There is a limited amount of funding available, and Menlo’s target is to fund students who need it most.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Menlo College Contacts

Questions about…Students can reach out to…
Financial Aidfinancialaid@menlo.edu
Academics – Businessmouwafac.sidaoui@menlo.edu
Academics – Arts and Sciencesmelissa.michelson@menlo.edu
Learning Accommodationspatty.lev@menlo.edu
TTQ Protocolsrobert.dalnoki@menlo.edu
Student Lifelatonya.reasemiles@menlo.edu
Housingtaylor.henkel@menlo.edu
Mental Health Servicesjake.kelman@menlo.edu
General COVID-19 questionsangela.schmiede@menlo.edu

Mental Health Resources

  • Students in California have access to free virtual therapy sessions with one of our therapists. They can contact Dr. Jake Kelman if they would like to schedule an appointment.
  • If students are outside of California, Dr. Kelman can refer you to resources in your area. Students are also encouraged to reach out to our Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. LT Rease Miles for more support.
  • Ellipsis Health App: Some students may not feel comfortable speaking with others regarding their mental health. For this reason, Menlo has recently launched a partnership with Ellipsis Health. The app analyzes your speech and measures depression and anxiety using AI and machine learning, providing insight into levels of anxiety and depression. Awareness can often be the first step to seeking help. Students can register at https://menlo.ellipsishealth.net, enter their Menlo email address, and they will get verification back to their email.
  • CalHOPE.org – 24/7 State of California run COVID-19 live chat or phone call.

Food and Housing Assistance

For information on basic need resources like food assistance and housing for students, connect with the Basic Needs Task Force at studentaffairs@menlo.edu.

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