CRRSA Act Reporting (HEERF II)

Reporting Requirements for CRRSA Act 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 allocation under 314(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter:

Since funds were expended completely in the first quarter, there are no further changes to report.

1.

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 CRRSA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

As of April 15th, 2021, Michigan State University has distributed 100% of all CRRSA Act funds allocated for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

2.

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 $15,028,856 from the CRRSA act for the purposes of Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students.

3.

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

Michigan State University has distributed $15,028,856 of Federal funds in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as of April 15th, 2021.

4.

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

Michigan State University has distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 14,118 students.

5.

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

MSU students were notified of the availability of emergency grant funds through a joint email update from the University President and Provost on 03/30/21. The notice directed them to an online application system for emergency grant funds. The application system verified the student was eligible for Title IV federal financial aid by identifying the presence of a valid FAFSA record. The application required the student to indicate which of the federally approved conditions for funding they met and then for the specific financial impact experienced and the dollar amount of that impact. In addition to the online application process, Pell recipients were awarded block emergency grants of $1,000. Aid-eligible undergraduate students who did not receive Pell and had an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less received an emergency block grant for $800. Other aid-eligible undergraduate students who had an EFC in the range of $10,000 to $15,000 received an emergency block grant for $500.

6.

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

The email notice that was sent to current students on 03/30/21 provided general information regarding the availability of the emergency grant funds. It also instructed students to visit their online student portal to apply for emergency grant funding. Michigan State University also created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help answer any basic questions that students might have about the emergency grants. The main page of the Office of Financial Aid website was updated to notify students of the emergency funding and provide them with guidance on the application process.

Reporting Requirements for CRRSA Act Institutional Funding

Michigan State University Final Budget and Expenditure Report Since HEERFII funds were expended completely in the quarter ending June 30th, 2021, there are no further changes to report.