Rosedale Bible College COVID-19 Hub
A Statement from President Jeremy Miller concerning Rosedale Bible College’s protocol in response to COVID-19:
March 13, 2020
To our constituents, supporters, alumni and friends,
While we have no confirmed COVID-19 cases near the RBC campus, the State
of Ohio has issued a broad series of directives seeking to protect the people
of Ohio by slowing down the transmission of COVID-19. Among the
directives were the closure of all K-12 public, private, and charter schools
and the limiting of crowd sizes to under 100 people.
In light of these directives and along with numerous colleges and
universities in the state of Ohio, we have decided to suspend all in-person
classes and move our learning online from March 16 to April 13, which is the
conclusion of our regularly scheduled spring break. Students are asked to
return home. We will try to find accommodations outside of the dorms for
those who are unable to do so. We will continue to monitor the effects of
COVID-19 and be in regular contact with students about future plans for
their ongoing education.
As Christ’s body and representatives of His Kingdom here on earth, the
principles guiding our decision were these: seeking the welfare of our
communities and a desire to honor our government as helpful citizens. We
live confidently in Christ without a spirit of fear and with a calm assurance
that God will see his purposes through in this difficult season for our world.
Due to ongoing recommendations and rules from the Ohio Department of Health, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel Choral Camp this summer. For more details, or any other questions please contact Heather Maust.
Rosedale Bible College is striving to maintain community and educational excellence during the COVID-19 shutdown. Part of achieving those goals is ensuring that we are abiding by relevant local guidelines and providing useful information to our constituency.
The Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Homepage
Rosedale Bible College – Department of Education – CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Section 18004 Reporting Disclosure
- Rosedale Bible College signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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 on April 23, 2020.
- RBC received $27,184 on May 5, 2020 to be distributed to students.
- As of June 6, 2020, RBC has distributed $19,998.31 to students via check and direct deposit.
- RBC has estimated that 59 students 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 June 3, 2020, 40 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- RBC is primarily a residential college. All on-campus students were required to move out of the dorm housing and the campus cafeteria was closed. RBC allocated the majority of this money to expenses that most of our students have such as food. We have estimated that students will have at least $475 in extra grocery expense from mid-March when students had to move out of the dorms. Students were also asked via email to submit any additional expenses they may have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 disruption.
Funds were awarded to students who were:
-Title IV eligible or would be eligible to receive Title IV funds
-Living on campus and had to move out of the dorms
-Were enrolled in classes half time or more
Students who were or would be eligible to receive Title IV funds, but did not meet the criteria of half time or on campus were asked to submit any expenses they incurred to be considered on a case by case basis.
As of June 3, 2020, the average award to students was just under $500.
- Students received a letter or email with the check or deposit stating that funds were to be used for basic living expenses and to reimburse themselves for COVID-19 related expenses that they had already incurred.