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CRRSAA and ARPA Reporting

The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was authorized by Congress and signed on March 27, 2020. It contains financial support for higher education, including emergency grants for students facing expenses due to COVID-19 through establishment of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The initial CARES act provided the first round of HEERF funds to be disbursed by the University (HEERF I), and the subsequent Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), signed on December 27, 2020, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed March 11, 2021, provided the second and third round of HEERF funds to be disbursed, (HEERF II and III respectively).

The University of Hartford is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of HEERF funds. Please see the following link for information reported concerning HEERF I funds: https://www.hartford.edu/about/offices-divisions/finance-administration/financial-affairs/bursar-office/covid-19-refund/cares-act.aspx. The information noted below is intended to meet reporting requirements concerning HEERF II and III funds:

Recurring 45-day update: January 10, 2022

  1. The University submitted the Funding Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education (“DoE”) on March 4, 2021, received notification from the DoE of the acceptance of the submission on March 19, 2021, and received notification that funds were ready to be drawn on March 19, 2021. In accordance with the Funding Certification and Agreement, the University intends on using the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University received a total allocation of $19,328,269. Under CRRSAA, the University is required to disburse a minimum amount equivalent to the amount disbursed to students under the CARES Act, at least $2,233,588. Under ARPA, the University is required to disburse at least $6,164,314 to students as emergency aid.
  3. As of January 10, 2022, the University disbursed the full $2,233,588 related to HEERF II directly to students in accordance with CRRSAA, and $2,991,800 related to HEERF III directly to students in accordance with ARPA.
  4. The University estimates as of January 10, 2022, 3,806 students were eligible under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.
  5. As of January 10, 2022, the University provided emergency financial aid grants under CRSSA to 3,380 students, and 4,442 to ARPA students. The ARPA disbursement represents approximately half of the funds available to be used for emergency grants for students. The second half will be disbursed in the spring 2022 semester.
  6. As of January 10, 2022, the University disbursed emergency financial aid grants to students under requirements issued by the CRSSAA. In accordance with these requirements, students were eligible to receive grants if they were determined to meet the following criteria:
    1. Were enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University as of January 29, 2021,
    2. Completed a 2020–2021 FAFSA as of March 30, 2021,
    3. Met certain economic factors determined by the expected family contribution calculated in the FAFSA,
    4. Eligible for Title IV Aid.

After considering the factors above, additional hardship grants of $328, $500, or $1,200 were provided to eligible students.

  1. Communication was provided to all students that the University had received certain funds in accordance with the CRRSAA, and that those funds will be awarded, in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants, consistent with guidelines from the DoE. This initial communication included the expected eligible requirements. For students deemed to be eligible, further communication was provided which requested the student answer a survey allowing for the University to use the award to offset eligible outstanding charges. For those students who affirmatively responded to this survey, grants were used to offset eligible outstanding charges. For all other students awarded a cash grant, the following was communicated to recipients of the awards:
    1. Notification that awards will be processed directly through the student’s accounts by Bank Mobile, a third-party service provider utilized by the University to process payments to students.
    2. Eligibility to receive the awards was based on the following factors:
      1. A completed 2020–2021 FAFSA
      2. Title IV eligibility
      3. Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA
      4. Enrolled credits for the spring 2021 semester
  2. As of January 10, 2022, the University disbursed emergency financial aid grants to students under requirements issued by the ARPA. In accordance with these requirements, students were eligible to receive grants if they were determined to meet the following criteria:
    1. Were enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University as of November 4, 2021
    2. Met certain economic factors determined by the expected family contribution calculated

After considering the factors above, additional hardship grants of $200, $500, $700, or $1,400 were provided to eligible students.

  1. Communication was provided to all students that the University had received certain funds in accordance with the ARPA, and that those funds would be awarded, in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants, consistent with guidelines from the DoE. For students deemed to be eligible, further communication was provided which requested the student answer a survey allowing for the University to use the award to offset eligible outstanding charges. For those students who affirmatively responded to this survey, grants were used to offset eligible outstanding charges. For all other students awarded a cash grant, the following was communicated to recipients of the awards:
    1. Notification that awards will be processed directly through the student’s accounts by Bank Mobile, a third-party service provider utilized by the University to process payments to students.
    2. Eligibility to receive the awards was based on “exceptional” need

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports:

9/30/2022 Quarterly Report (PDF)

6/30/2022 Quarterly Report (PDF)

12/31/2021 Quarterly Report (PDF)

9/30/2021 Quarterly Report (PDF)

6/30/2021 Quarterly Report (PDF)

3/31/2021 Quarterly Report (PDF)

Past Updates

  1. The University submitted the Funding Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education (“DoE”) on March 4, 2021, received notification from the DoE of the acceptance of the submission on March 19, 2021, and received notification that funds were ready to be drawn on March 19, 2021. In accordance with the Funding Certification and Agreement, the University intends on using the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University received a total allocation of $19,328,269. Under CRRSAA, the University is required to disburse a minimum amount equivalent to the amount disbursed to students under the CARES Act, at least $2,233,588. Under ARPA, the University is required to disburse at least $6,164,314 to students as emergency aid.
  3. As of November 19, 2021, the University disbursed the full $2,233,588 related to HEERF II directly to students in accordance with CRRSAA. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  4. The University estimates as of November 19, 2021, 3,806 students were eligible under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.
  5. As of November 19, 2021, the University provided emergency financial aid grants under the CRSSA to 3,380 students. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  6. As of November 19, 2021, the University disbursed emergency financial aid grants to students under requirements issued by the CRSSAA. In accordance with these requirements, students were eligible to receive grants if they were determined to meet the following criteria:
    1. Were enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University as of January 29, 2021,
    2. Completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA as of March 30, 2021,
    3. Met certain economic factors determined by the expected family contribution calculated in the FAFSA,
    4. Eligible for Title IV Aid.

After considering the factors above, additional hardship grants of $328, $500, or $1,200 were provided to eligible students.

  1. Communication was provided to all students that the University had received certain funds in accordance with the CRRSAA, and that those funds will be awarded, in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants, consistent with guidelines from the DoE. This initial communication included the expected eligible requirements. For students deemed to be eligible, further communication was provided which requested the student answer a survey allowing for the University to use the award to offset eligible outstanding charges. For those students who affirmatively responded to this survey, grants were used to offset eligible outstanding charges. For all other students awarded a cash grant, the following was communicated to recipients of the awards:
    1. A completed 2020-2021 FAFSA
    2. Title IV eligibility
    3. Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA
    4. Enrolled credits for the spring 2021 semester

Concerning funds received by the University under the ARPA, as of November 19, 2021, the University had yet to communicate directly to students, and no funds had been awarded.

  1. The University submitted the Funding Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education (“DoE”) on March 4, 2021, received notification from the DoE of the acceptance of the submission on March 19, 2021, and received notification that funds were ready to be drawn on March 19, 2021. In accordance with the Funding Certification and Agreement, the University intends on using the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University received a total allocation of $19,328,269. Under CRRSAA, the University is required to disburse a minimum amount equivalent to the amount disbursed to students under the CARES Act, at least $2,233,588. Under ARPA, the University is required to disburse at least $6,164,314 to students as emergency aid.
  3. As of October 8, 2021, the University disbursed the full $2,233,588 related to HEERF II directly to students in accordance with CRRSAA. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  4. The University estimates as of October 8, 2021, 3,806 students were eligible under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.
  5. As of October 8, 2021, the University provided emergency financial aid grants under the CRSSA to 3,380 students. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  6. As of October 8, 2021, the University disbursed emergency financial aid grants to students under requirements issued by the CRSSAA. In accordance with these requirements, students were eligible to receive grants if they were determined to meet the following criteria:
    1. Were enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University as of January 29, 2021,
    2. Completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA as of March 30, 2021,
    3. Met certain economic factors determined by the expected family contribution calculated in the FAFSA,
    4. Eligible for Title IV Aid.

After considering the factors above, additional hardship grants of $328, $500, or $1,200 were provided to eligible students.

  1. Communication was provided to all students that the University had received certain funds in accordance with the CRRSAA, and that those funds will be awarded, in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants, consistent with guidelines from the DoE. This initial communication included the expected eligible requirements. For students deemed to be eligible, further communication was provided which requested the student answer a survey allowing for the University to use the award to offset eligible outstanding charges. For those students who affirmatively responded to this survey, grants were used to offset eligible outstanding charges. For all other students awarded a cash grant, the following was communicated to recipients of the awards:
    1. Notification that awards will be processed directly through the student’s accounts by Bank Mobile, a third-party service provider utilized by the University to process payments to students.
    2. Eligibility to receive the awards was based on the following factors:
      1. A completed 2020-2021 FAFSA
      2. Title IV eligibility
      3. Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA
      4. Enrolled credits for the spring 2021 semester

Concerning funds received by the University under the ARPA, as of October 8, 2021, the University had yet to communicate directly to students, and no funds had been awarded.

  1. The University submitted the Funding Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education (“DoE”) on March 4, 2021, received notification from the DoE of the acceptance of the submission on March 19, 2021, and received notification that funds were ready to be drawn on March 19, 2021. In accordance with the Funding Certification and Agreement, the University intends on using the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University received a total allocation of $19,328,269. Under CRRSAA, the University is required to disburse a minimum amount equivalent to the amount disbursed to students under the CARES Act, at least $2,233,588. Under ARPA, the University is required to disburse at least $6,164,314 to students as emergency aid.
  3. As of August 30, 2021, the University disbursed the full $2,233,588 related to HEERF II directly to students in accordance with CRRSAA. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  4. The University estimates as of August 30, 2021, 3,806 students were eligible under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.
  5. As of August 30, 2021, the University provided emergency financial aid grants under the CRSSA to 3,380 students. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  6. As of August 30, 2021, the University disbursed emergency financial aid grants to students under requirements issued by the CRSSAA. In accordance with these requirements, students were eligible to receive grants if they were determined to meet the following criteria:
    1. Were enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University as of January 29, 2021,
    2. Completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA as of March 30, 2021,
    3. Met certain economic factors determined by the expected family contribution calculated in the FAFSA,
    4. Eligible for Title IV Aid.

After considering the factors above, additional hardship grants of $328, $500, or $1,200 were provided to eligible students.

  1. Communication was provided to all students that the University had received certain funds in accordance with the CRRSAA, and that those funds will be awarded, in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants, consistent with guidelines from the DoE. This initial communication included the expected eligible requirements. For students deemed to be eligible, further communication was provided which requested the student answer a survey allowing for the University to use the award to offset eligible outstanding charges. For those students who affirmatively responded to this survey, grants were used to offset eligible outstanding charges. For all other students awarded a cash grant, the following was communicated to recipients of the awards:
    1. Notification that awards will be processed directly through the student’s accounts by Bank Mobile, a third-party service provider utilized by the University to process payments to students.
    2. Eligibility to receive the awards was based on the following factors:
      1. A completed 2020-2021 FAFSA
      2. Title IV eligibility
      3. Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA
      4. Enrolled credits for the spring 2021 semester

Concerning funds received by the University under the ARPA, as of August 30, 2021, the University had yet to communicate directly to students, and no funds had been awarded.

  1. The University submitted the Funding Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education (“DoE”) on March 4, 2021, received notification from the DoE of the acceptance of the submission on March 19, 2021, and received notification that funds were ready to be drawn on March 19, 2021. In accordance with the Funding Certification and Agreement, the University intends on using the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University received a total allocation of $19,328,269. Under CRRSAA, the University is required to disburse a minimum amount equivalent to the amount disbursed to students under the CARES Act, at least $2,233,588. Under ARPA, the University is required to disburse at least $6,164,314 to students as emergency aid.
  3. As of July 14, 2021, the University disbursed the full $2,233,588 related to HEERF II directly to students in accordance with CRRSAA. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  4. The University estimates as of July 14, 2021, 3,806 students were eligible under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.
  5. As of July 14, 2021, the University provided emergency financial aid grants under the CRSSA to 3,380 students. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  6. As of July 14, 2021, the University disbursed emergency financial aid grants to students under requirements issued by the CRSSAA. In accordance with these requirements, students were eligible to receive grants if they were determined to meet the following criteria:
    1. Were enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University as of January 29, 2021,
    2. Completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA as of March 30, 2021,
    3. Met certain economic factors determined by the expected family contribution calculated in the FAFSA,
    4. Eligible for Title IV Aid.

After considering the factors above, additional hardship grants of $328, $500, or $1,200 were provided to eligible students.

  1. Communication was provided to all students that the University had received certain funds in accordance with the CRRSAA, and that those funds will be awarded, in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants, consistent with guidelines from the DoE. This initial communication included the expected eligible requirements. For students deemed to be eligible, further communication was provided which requested the student answer a survey allowing for the University to use the award to offset eligible outstanding charges. For those students who affirmatively responded to this survey, grants were used to offset eligible outstanding charges. For all other students awarded a cash grant, the following was communicated to recipients of the awards:
    1. Notification that awards will be processed directly through the student’s accounts by Bank Mobile, a third-party service provider utilized by the University to process payments to students.
    2. Eligibility to receive the awards was based on the following factors:
      1. A completed 2020-2021 FAFSA
      2. Title IV eligibility
      3. Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA
      4. Enrolled credits for the spring 2021 semester

Concerning funds received by the University under the ARPA, as of July 14, 2021, the University had yet to communicate directly to students, and no funds had been awarded.

 

The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was authorized by Congress and signed on March 27, 2020. It contains financial support for higher education, including emergency grants for students facing expenses due to COVID-19 through establishment of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The initial CARES act provided the first round of HEERF funds to be disbursed by the University (HEERF I), and the subsequent Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), signed on December 27, 2020, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed March 11, 2021, provided the second and third round of HEERF funds to be disbursed, (HEERF II and III respectively).

The University of Hartford is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of HEERF funds. Please see the following link for information reported concerning HEERF I funds: https://www.hartford.edu/about/offices-divisions/finance-administration/financial-affairs/bursar-office/covid-19-refund/cares-act.aspx. The information noted below is intended to meet reporting requirements concerning HEERF II and III funds:

Initial 30 day report: June 11, 2021
  1. The University submitted the Funding Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education (“DoE”) on March 4, 2021, received notification from the DoE of the acceptance of the submission on March 19, 2021, and received notification that funds were ready to be drawn on March 19, 2021. In accordance with the Funding Certification and Agreement, the University intends on using the applicable amount of funds designated under CRRSAA and ARPA (a)(1) and (a)(4) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University received a total allocation of $19,328,269. Under CRRSAA, the University is required to disburse a minimum amount equivalent to the amount disbursed to students under the CARES Act, at least $2,233,588. Under ARPA, the University is required to disburse at least $6,164,314 to students as emergency aid.
  3. As of June 11, 2021, the University disbursed the full $2,233,588 related to HEERF II directly to students in accordance with CRRSAA. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  4. The University estimates as of June 7, 2021, 4,073 students were eligible under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under the CARES Act.
  5. As of June 11, 2021, the University provided emergency financial aid grants under the CRSSA to 3,380 students. No funds under ARPA have been distributed.
  6. As of June 11, 2021, the University disbursed emergency financial aid grants to students under requirements issued by the CRSSAA. In accordance with these requirements, students were eligible to receive grants if they were determined to meet the following criteria:
    1. Were enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University as of January 29, 2021,
    2. Completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA as of March 30, 2021,
    3. Met certain economic factors determined by the expected family contribution calculated in the FAFSA,
    4. Eligible for Title IV Aid.

After considering the factors above, additional hardship grants of $328, $500, or $1,200 were provided to eligible students.

  1. Communication was provided to all students that the University had received certain funds in accordance with the CRRSAA, and that those funds will be awarded, in the form of emergency financial aid cash grants, consistent with guidelines from the DoE. This initial communication included the expected eligible requirements. For students deemed to be eligible, further communication was provided which requested the student answer a survey allowing for the University to use the award to offset eligible outstanding charges. For those students who affirmatively responded to this survey, grants were used to offset eligible outstanding charges. For all other students awarded a cash grant, the following was communicated to recipients of the awards:
    1. Notification that awards will be processed directly through the student’s accounts by Bank Mobile, a third-party service provider utilized by the University to process payments to students.
    2. Eligibility to receive the awards was based on the following factors:
      1. A completed 2020–2021 FAFSA
      2. Title IV eligibility
      3. Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA
      4. Enrolled credits for the spring 2021 semester

Concerning funds received by the University under the ARPA, as of June 11, 2021, the University had yet to communicate directly to students, and no funds had been awarded.