PLATT COLLEGE UPDATE: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019) INFORMATION
Platt Campus:The campus remains accessible for essential services only. All classes are offered virtually until the Governor of California lifts the “Stay at home” designation for schools.
Platt College Business Phone Line:Platt College San Diego is committed to provide the best customer service, information and resources to our students, faculty/staff, prospective students and our community. Platt College San Diego main phone line (619.265.0107) will be on every week as follows: Monday – Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM & Fridays from 8 AM to 12 PM
Graduation 2020Platt College’s in-person 2020 Graduation ceremony, initially scheduled for Friday, May 15th, is being postponed until Fall 2020. While it is disheartening to postpone Graduation 2020 the most effective way to slow and disrupt the transmission of this pandemic – and therefore get back to normal — is by continuing to implement social distancing practices. Students, faculty, and staff should continue checking their Platt College email accounts and Platt College COVID-19 web page regularly. We will continue to update you through our Platt College emails and will provide updated information from Julio Frizza, our Director of Education. He will be our primary means of communication for updates. This situation is fluid, and changes will be made as necessary when additional knowledge regarding the virus and state government orders becomes available. Questions? These email accounts are monitored daily:
- Students: email@example.com
- Prospective students/community: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financial Aid: email@example.com
- Faculty/staff: Please email your supervisor or PCSD’s Controller
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid
The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance. Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.
Download the HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) application.
- The School Chairman Robert Leiker signed HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) and returned to The Department of Education the certification agreement for HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) funding on April 15,2020. This agreement assures that the Institution will use no less than 50% of the HEERF to provide emergency student grants to Title IV recipients.
- Total amount of funds the institution has received from ED for emergency student grants. $93,689.00 for emergency grants for students received on May 3,2020
- Total amount of emergency student grants distributed to students as of June 2, 2020 $19,645.00
- The estimated total number of students eligible for student grants. 89
- The total number of students who have received an emergency student grant as of June 2,2020. 18
- The institution’s methodology used to determine which students receive grants and how much each would receive:
- Student must be in attendance at Platt College during the Covid-19 Pandemic period
- Students must have a current/correct ISIR on file
- Student must complete HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) grant application listing expenses
- Pell eligible students whose expenses are equal to or exceed $1200 will be awarded $1200
- Non- Pell eligible student who receive Title IV loans will receive $1,000 if their expenses exceed or equal to $1,000.
- The student’s award will be reduced below the standard amount if the student reports expenses less than the award or if the remaining fund balance is less than the standard award.
- Students will receive grant payment in the form of a check within 5 to 7 business days of award approval.
- How to apply:
Platt College San Diego Financial Aid Office is working remote until the quarantine order has been lifted and will communicate via Email so please check your Platt email and respond promptly. If you have not filled out the HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) application yet below are the instructions to apply:
- Fill out the HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) application.
- Forward completed signed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- Once application has been approved you will receive a confirmation email from your financial aid office.
- Please follow up with an email with a correct mailing address to send check.
- Remember we are here to help so please email us with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your patience and for adapting to new challenges, as we work to find solutions during this unprecedented time. Details will follow as the COVID-19 situation resolves. Please stay healthy and safe.
Information About COVID-19:Detailed information about the Coronavirus, how it is transmitted, how to protect against it, and areas to avoid travel is available at the following websites:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
- San Diego County: Coronavirus Information
- California Department of Public Health – Guidance for Colleges and Universities
- CDC: Resources for Institutes of Higher Education
- CDC Travel Health Notices
- World Health Organization Website
- California Department of Public Health Website
- International SOS Pandemic Information
- ISOS COVID-19
Update: May 20, 2020
The Admissions Department is scheduling on-campus tours with ALL COVID-19 safety recommendations observed. Schedule your tour now! Schedule My Personal Tour
New Module begins on 5/29/2020 Remotely – Please Read!
While the California lock down order remains in place, Platt College San Diego won’t be able to offer classes on site. A new module begins next week on Friday, May 29th, ending on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020. The new module will once again begin remotely. The granted exception will be in place until June 19th, 2020. An update will be shared with the Platt College San Diego community by then.
The campus remains accessible for essential services by appointment. If you are unable to complete your classes remotely, please reach out to the Registrar Natalie Davies, or the Director of Education, Julio Frizza to discuss your options.