Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund  

Student Aid Report and Disclosure as of March 31, 2022 

  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 because the College had already 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 December 31,2021, Donnelly had distributed its entire HEERF I and HEERF II allocations as well as $237,002 in HEERF III Student Aid funds. During the first quarter of 2022, Donnelly distributed an additional $3,600 in HEERF III Student Aid funds for a total of $240,602 in HEERF III funds distributed to date.  
  4.  The estimated total number of students at Donnelly College currently eligible to receive ARP HEERF III Student Aid funds is 284.  
  5. As of March 31, 2022, four (4) additional students had received HEERF III Student Aid funds. An additional distribution is planned for April 2022.  
  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. 

EFC Score 

1 or above

Award Amount 



Number of students recieving funds this quarter 



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; 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. The four students that received HEERF III Student Aid funds this quarter had their checks reissued in January 2022 because their initial checks had been voided or lost. 



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