Student Aid Quarterly Report - 6/30/21: HEERF

HEERF I – CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT of 2020 (CARES ACT)

Quarterly Report- June 30, 2021

Kettering University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement document under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act (CARES)  to provide Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF).  Fifty percent of the funds received under the CRRSAA were used to provide emergency grants to students.

The University received $728,517.00 in funding from the U. S. Department of Education to award as emergency financial aid grants to students.  All HEERF I funds have been distributed. 570 awards were made to 419 students as emergency financial aid grants.

Kettering University students applied for funds through an application process. Students who were enrolled in the Spring 2020 quarter and who had filed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or were eligible to file a FAFSA were notified of the application process via their Kettering University email account. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is 1,896.

As part of the application, students provided a statement describing the COVID-19 circumstances they were facing, the requested funding amount and how the requested funds were to be used. Students itemized and documented their costs, loss of income, or unexpected financial challenges specific to the COVID-19 crisis.

Completed applications were reviewed by a selection committee and award amounts were made up to $2,000 per eligible applicant. Recipients were informed that funds could be used for COVID-related expenses such as food, housing, health care and course-related materials/technology.

HEERF II -- CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE AND RELIEF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT of 2021 (CRRSAA). 

Quarterly Report- June 30, 2021

Kettering University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement document under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act (CARES)  to provide Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF).  This agreement also applies to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III) funds under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

Kettering University was allocated $728,517.00 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) funds under Section 314(a)(1)  of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).  $722,794.00 have been distributed. 357 students have received emergency financial aid grants.

Criteria for determining eligibility for HEERF II funds at Kettering University includes:

  • Domestic undergraduate degree-seeking students enrolled in Winter or Spring 2021.
  • Demonstrated financial need as represented by an Expected Family Contribution of $8,000 or less, as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Lack of cooperative employment as of 3/18/2021 and an Expected Family Contribution of $36,000 or less, as determined by the FAFSA.

The number of eligible students was estimated at 375.

Grant amounts range from $1,800 to $2,400. Students were advised that they may use HEERF II funds for any component of the cost of attending the University or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), and child care.  Students had the opportunity to authorize having their HEERF II funds applied to any balance on their student account. Kettering distributed funds directly to the eligible students who did not authorize having funds applied to their student account. The remaining HEERF II funds will be combined with HEERF III funds and awarded to students according to the eligibility criteria for those funds.

HEERF III – American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Quarterly Report- June 30, 2021

Kettering University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement document under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities Act (CARES)  to provide Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF).  This agreement applied to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III) funds under Section 2003 of The American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP). No less than fifty percent of the funds received under the ARP will be used to provide emergency grants to students.

Kettering University was allocated $1,921,578.00 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III) funds under section 2003 of the ARP.  No HEERF III funds have been distributed as of June 30, 2021. Eligibility criteria for HEERF III funds is currently in development.