American Rescue Plan Reporting (HEERF III)

Reporting Requirements for American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funding for Students

The following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its ARP allocation and updated every 45 days thereafter:


An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, all funds allocated for Emergency Financial Aid Grants received under the ARP to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Michigan State University intends to distribute 100% of the ARP funds federally mandated for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.


The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Michigan State University received $40,911,660 from the ARP for the purposes of Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students.


The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the ARP as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

Michigan State University has distributed $22,924,183 of Federal funds in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as of December 31st, 2021.


The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the ARP.

Michigan State University has distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 19,320 students.


The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the ARP.

Students enrolled in Summer Session 2021 courses who were Pell recipients or graduate students exhibiting financial need were awarded block emergency grants of $500. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Fall Semester 2021 who exhibited need received an automatic block grant based on their need and academic level, followed by an application phase available to all enrolled students.


Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

An email notice was sent to eligible Summer Session students on 06/21/21 to notify them that their $500 block emergency grant would be automatically direct deposited or sent via refund check. Similarly, an email was sent to enrolled Fall Semester students on 10/07/21 to notify them of the application phase or the disbursement of their automatic block grant.

Institutional Funding Reporting Requirements for HEERF3

Michigan State University Budget and Expenditure Report - June Quarterly Update