Indiana University Bloomington signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and will use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
The total amount of funds authorized from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) and ARP (a)(1) programs is $44,362,758.
$6,654,379 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021. The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) and ARP (a)(1) programs is 67,991.
Between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021, 10,000 students received funds. As of September 30, 2021, a total of 14,332 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program and/or ARP (a)(1) program.
IUB awarded emergency financial aid grants automatically to students enrolled in Spring 2021 and/or Fall 2021 classes with exceptional need, evidenced by a FAFSA with an EFC of $9,062 or less. Students who did not meet the eligibility criteria for the automatically-awarded grant were able to complete an application demonstrating their exceptional need to be reviewed and considered for HEERF II funding. Award amounts ranged from $400-$1,200. Information on Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including details about the application process, are available to all IUB students here. Students were, and continue to be notified of their grants via email which outlined what funding could be utilized for.
COVID-19 emergency funds will be awarded in accordance with federal, state and institutional regulations.
HEERF II and III Funding Eligibility
- Students need to have been enrolled at IUB in the Spring 2021 and/or Fall 2021 semester.
- A student's financial hardship must be related to the pandemic in any one or more of the following areas: housing, food, medical (including dental & mental health), child care expenses, educational materials or cost of attendance (including tuition/fees).
- International and DACA students are now eligible to apply for these funds.