Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting

The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security CARES Act (HEERF I)

Updated 6/29/2021.

The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency relief funding to assist students with those unexpected educational expenses due to the disruption of campus operations as a result of the coronavirus. The following information is provided to comply with the US Department of Education’s CARES Act reporting requirements. This information is limited to CARES Act funding and does not include grant programs utilizing institutional funds. 

Miami University signed and returned to the US 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.  

Miami University received $6,494,517 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 

Miami University has distributed $6,494,517 of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of December 7, 2020.

The estimated total number of students at Miami University 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 11,606.

As of December 7, 2020, 3,906 Miami students have received the Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  

Miami University awarded the CARES Act funding in cycles. Each cycle was contingent on the remaining funding. Students who were potentially eligible were emailed an application in which to apply for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Award amounts are determined by Miami University based upon an individualized review. To be eligible for a CARES Act Grant a student must:

  • Be enrolled in a Miami University degree granting program
  • Not be enrolled in an online program
  • Complete a FAFSA and be eligible for Title IV aid. 
  • Complete a Miami University CARES Act Grant application indicating that they incurred an expense in one of the following areas due to the disruption of campus operations because of COVID-19.
    • Food
    • Housing
    • Course Materials
    • Technology
    • Transportation
    • Health Care
    • Child Care

This is Miami University’s final quarterly posting for the CARES Act Student Portion funds.

 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act (HEERF II)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act provides emergency relief funding to assist students with emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. The following information is provided to comply with the US Department of Education’s CRRSA Act reporting requirements. This information is limited to CRRSA Act funding and does not include grant programs utilizing institutional funds.

Miami University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement form and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the CRRSA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.  

Miami University received $6,494,517 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 

Miami University has distributed $6,494,517 of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSA Act as of June 21, 2020.

The estimated total number of students at Miami University eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CRRSA Act is 29,960.

As of June 21, 2021, 5,850 Miami students have received the Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSA Act.  

Miami University awarded the CRRSA Act funding using two methods. Grants were only applied to student’s balances if the student indicated in writing to do so. 

  1. Automatic Disbursement: Students with qualifying financial need identified by the Office of Student Financial assistance were provided automatic CRRSA Act Funds ranging from $500-$1500. 
  2. Student Application: Select students who did not receive CRRSA Act funds automatically, were able to submit an online application for consideration.  

To be eligible for a MIami University CRRSA Act Grant a student must:

  • Be enrolled in a Miami University degree granting program
  • Complete a FAFSA and be eligible for Title IV aid. 
  • Be enrolled at least half-time during spring 2021

This is Miami University’s final quarterly posting for the CRRSA Act Student Portion funds.

American Rescue Plan (ARP) (HEERF III)

The American Rescue Plan provides support to institutions of Higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Miami University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement form and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than the required amount of funds received under the American Rescue Plan to provide HEERF Grants to students.


Miami University received $18,416,828 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for HEERF Grants to Students.


Miami University has distributed $0 of the HEERF Grants to students as of July 9, 2021.
The estimated total number of students at Miami University eligible to receive HEERF is 29,960.
As of July 9, 2021, 0 Miami students have received a HEERF grant.


Miami University is finalizing the HEERF grant awarding policy and will contact students regarding how to apply.