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HEERF II and HEERF III

Under the terms of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), students who were enrolled at Trine University during the fall 2021 semester have received a one-time payment to assist in dealing with hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CRRSAA and ARPA provided money to colleges and universities for emergency student grants. The purpose of the grant is to help cover expenses related to the cost of attendance (i.e., food, housing and utilities, health insurance including mental health care, transportation, or child care) or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.  

Trine University distributed CRRSAA and ARPA funding in a way that prioritized students with the greatest demonstrated need and ensures that funds are distributed as widely as possible.  The amounts for the students enrolled for Spring Semester 2021 range from $400 to $1,550 per student and were distributed April 15th and June 9th, 2021. The amounts for students enrolled for Fall Semester 2021 range from $300 to $750 per student and were distributed on October 13th, 2021 and October 27st, 2021.  Eligible students were not required to complete an application or file any other documents.

Eligible students:

  1. Full and part-time main campus students who were enrolled in Trine University’s traditional seated classes for the Spring 2021 semester (spring disbursement only) or Fall 2021 semester (fall disbursement only).
  2. Fort Wayne Health Sciences students who were enrolled in Trine University’s seated classes for the Spring 2021 (spring disbursement only) or Fall 2021 semester (fall disbursement only).
  3. Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 (spring disbursement only) or 2021-22 (fall disbursement only) academic year or completed the Trine University International Financial Aid Application.
  4. Must be a U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

CRRSAA and ARPA FAQs - Students

Trine University has received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Funding will be used to provide direct emergency checks/direct deposit grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Eligible students:

  1. Full and part-time main campus students who were enrolled in Trine University’s traditional seated classes for the Spring 2021 semester (spring disbursement only) or Fall 2021 semester (fall disbursement only).
  2. Fort Wayne Health Sciences students who were enrolled in Trine University’s seated classes for the Spring 2021 (spring disbursement only) or Fall 2021 semester (fall disbursement only).
  3. Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 (spring disbursement only) or 2021-22 (fall disbursement only) academic year or completed the Trine University International Financial Aid Application.
  4. Must be a U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

You do not need to apply for the CRRSAA or ARPA funds if you are determined to be an eligible student. You received an email in April or June 2021 for spring disbursement or October 2021 for fall semester from the University if you are eligible.

Award amounts vary by student and are unique to each student’s financial circumstances. The FAFSA on file for the 2020/2021 (spring disbursement only) or 2021/2022 (fall disbursement only) academic year and the Trine University International Financial Aid Application were used to determine the student’s financial need.

For those students who have direct deposit information on file with the Student Accounts Office, the payments will be made directly into your bank account. Students who do NOT have direct deposit information on file, a check was mailed to the student’s home address. 

No, these funds are considered to be grant awards and do not need to be repaid.

You can request additional assistance from the Financial Aid Office. There are limited dollars available to fund additional requests, so your request may not be honored. 

If you, a spouse, or a parent experienced job loss, or wage or savings reduction associated with these difficult economic times due to coronavirus, it is recommended that you contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss the details of your situation. It may be an option to request a Special Condition to determine if you are eligible for additional federal funds.

Financial Aid questions: finaid@trine.edu
Student Account questions: businessoffice@trine.edu

Trine University has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement for funding under the terms of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), and will distribute the required portions as emergency financial aid grants to students, as mandated by the Acts.” 

The portion designated for these grants totals $3,801,308. For the spring 2021 disbursement, there were 2,124 students eligible to receive these emergency grants and $1,910,050 had been distributed as of July 10th, 2021.  For the fall 2021 disbursement, there were 2,331 students eligible to receive these emergency grants and $1,233,300 has been distributed as of October 27th, 2021. 

The funds were distributed to students who were enrolled in seated classes in the Spring 2021 Semester (spring disbursement only) of Fall 2021 Semester (fall disbursement only), who had filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020/2021 (spring disbursement only) or 2021/2022 (fall disbursement only) academic year or completed the Trine University International Financial Aid Application. The FAFSA was used to determine grant amounts based on expected family contribution (EFC) for the domestic student population, and the Trine University International Financial Aid Application was used to determine need within the international student population.

Eligible students were given instructions on how to obtain the funds via email on April 12 or June 10, 2021 for the Spring disbursement or October 6th or 19th, 2021 for the fall disbursement.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF 1/CARES, HEERF 2/CRRSAA, HEERF3/ARPA) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for Institutional Funding

September 30, 2021 Quarterly Report - Institutional Portion

Trine University was awarded $6,196,319 of HEERF funding to cover costs associated with coronavirus.  This award contains $900,488 from the CARES Act, $2,458,275 from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and $2,837,556 from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).  As of September 30, 2021, the total amount of HEERF expenses reimbursed are $4,150,438.  The required quarterly budget and expenditure report for expenses eligible for reimbursement can be accessed through the link below:

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting HEERF II and III March 31, 2020

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting HEERF II and III June 30, 2020

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting HEERF II and III September 30, 2020

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting HEERF II and III December 31, 2020

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting HEERF II and III March 31, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting HEERF II and III June 30, 2021

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting HEERF II and III September 30, 2021