CARES Act Reporting

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III)
Student Aid Report and Disclosure as of December 31, 2021


  1. On May 17, 2021, Donnelly College was awarded $568,694 in ARP HEERF III Student Aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Donnelly was not required by the Department of Education to sign and return a Certification and Agreement document. Donnelly indicated its acceptance of the allocation and its intention to use these funds to provide Emergency Financial Aid grants to students by signing the certification and agreement for HEERF I Student Aid funds on May 5, 2020. 
  2. Donnelly’s total Student Aid allocation to date is $863,526. This total includes the institution’s CARES Act HEERF I allocation of $147,416 (distributed to students and reported on the December 31, 2020 Student Aid report), its CRRSAA HEERF II allocation of $147,416 (distributed to students and reported on the June 30, 2021 Student Aid report), and the ARP HEERF III allocation of $568,694 awarded on May 17, 2021.
  3. As of September 30,2021, Donnelly had distributed its entire allocation of HEERF II Student Aid funds ($147,416), as well as $5,002 of HEERF III funds, as reported on the institution’s June 30, 2021 Student Aid report. During the fourth quarter of 2021, Donnelly distributed an additional $232,000 in HEERF III Student Aid funds for a total HEERF III distribution to date of $237,002. 
  4. The estimated total number of students at Donnelly College eligible to receive ARP HEERF III Student Aid funds during the fourth quarter of 2021 was 275.  
  5. The total number of unduplicated students who received HEERF III funds during the fourth quarter of 2021 was 262. 

  6. To receive HEERF III Student Aid funds, Donnelly students were required to be enrolled as of 11/18/2021. Following U.S. Department of Education guidance, Donnelly prioritized students with exceptional need based on each student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) score on their 2020-21 FAFSA. Students with zero EFC received a higher award amount as indicated in the chart below.             
  7. Students were notified via their student email accounts that their student aid checks would be available for pickup beginning November 18, 2021, and that checks not picked up by December 9, 2021 would be mailed to the students’ home addresses. The email also instructed students that the funds could be used for any component of their cost of attendance or for emergency costs arising due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. The email also noted that the grants were not taxable and did not need to be repaid, and that checks not cashed by December 31, 2021 would be voided.  





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