HEERF II – Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)

 

Southern University and A & M College (institution) was issued additional supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of Education, which requires the same assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students on are after March 13, 2020, the date of the declaration of the national emergency.  

Institutions have expanded flexibility in their use of supplemental Institutional Portion funds (CFDA 84.425F) that includes defraying expenses associated with coronavirus, carrying out student support activities authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that address needs related to coronavirus, and making additional financial aid grants to students.

CRRSAA section 314(c)(2) allows an institution to spend its CRRSAA funds on student support activities authorized by the HEA, where student support activities address needs related to the coronavirus. The CRRSAA section 314(d)(2) allows institutions expanded use of funds authority for unexpended CARES Act funds.

The below chart shows the total amount of CRRSAA - Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) that the institution will receive or has received from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certifications and Agreements for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (Student Portion), Institutional Portion and the HBCU-Emergency Relief Fund as of June 30, 2021.    

Program Name CFDA # Award Number  Award Amount  Amount 
Received by Institution
  Amount Disbursed to Students by
Institution
Retained
for Admin. Cost  
CARES Relief - Students 84.425E P425E200926 4,698,402 4,288,100   4,595,300  
CARES Relief - Institutional 84.425F P425F201887 10,760,938       
CARES – Emergency Relief Fund 84.425J P425J2000055 24,928,360      

 


The CRRSAA distributions for financial aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

The CRRSAA - Student Portion Refunds as of June 30, 2021, totaled $4,595,300.00.  This amount was included in the student disbursements as of April 30, 2021, May 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants (Student Portion) distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is a total of $4,288,100.00 (SUBR $4,288,100.00 and SULC $0) thru April 30, 2021. The cumulative total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants (Student Portion) distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is a total of $4,594,600.00 (SUBR $4,594,600.00 and SULC $0) from the initial award date thru May 31, 2021. The cumulative total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants (Student Portion) distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is a total of $4,595,300.00 (SUBR $4,595,300.00 and SULC $0) from the initial award date thru June 30, 2021. The institution continues to distribute the funds as the students meet the requirements to receive the funds.

The estimated total number of SUBR students at the institution who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is 5,006 students.

The estimated total number of SULC students at the institution who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is 0 students.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act includes the following:  

  1. The institution determined which students enrolled during the date of the declaration of the national emergency, March 13, 2020, would receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants provided by the CRRSAA Funding by using the following information. 
    1. Applicants with most significant needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as students who receive PELL Grants. However students do not need to be only PELL recipients or students who are eligible for PELL Grants.
    2. Applicants can be exclusively enrolled online.
    3. Applicants can be non-degree seeking, non-credit, dual enrollment and continuing education students. Also students who are qualified aliens, including refugees and person granted asylum.
    4. Applicants that have left school for any reason during the period of the national emergency beginning on March 13, 2020, the date of the declaration of the national emergency.

 

 

  Number of Students

Full time Undergraduates with an EFC = 0 

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

1964
137

Full time Undergraduates with an EFC > 0 

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

1019
797

Part time Undergraduates with an EFC = 0

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

250
77

Part time Undergraduates with an EFC > 0

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

95
95

Full time Graduate Students with an EFC = 0 130
Full time Graduate Students with an EFC > 0 114
Part time Graduate Students with an EFC = 0 71
Part time Graduate Students with an EFC > 0 63

Online Full time Undergraduates with an EFC = 0

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

40
3

Online Full time Undergraduates with an EFC > 0

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

12
9

Online Part time Undergraduates with an EFC = 0

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

14
7

Online Part time Undergraduates with an EFC > 0

Pell recipient

Non Pell recipient

 

8
8

Online Full time Graduate Students with an EFC = 0 40
Online Full time Graduate Students with an EFC > 0 29
Online Part time Graduate Students with an EFC = 0 11
Online Part time Graduate Students with an EFC > 0 13
 

 

 

 

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