Rescue plan

Disclosure of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplementary Appropriations Act (“CRRSAA”) and the US Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”)

Quarterly report as of December 31, 2021

La Salle University has received funding from the federal government for grants under CRRSAA and ARP under the Emergency Aid Fund for Higher Education (HEERF II and HEERF III). The University acknowledges the required certification and agreement with the assurance that the University will provide students with at least the same amount of emergency financial aid grant funding as required under the CARES Act and will distribute all the amounts designated for emergency financial grants to students. For more details on the expenditure of the institutional part of the University of HEERF funding, refer to the following link.

The total amount awarded by the Higher Education Emergency Assistance Fund (HEERF II) under the CRRSAA in accordance with the certification and approval of the institution for emergency financial assistance grants to students was $ 2,138,650. This funding was distributed in the form of emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who were enrolled in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2021 terms to pay for expenses incurred due to COVID-19. The estimated total number of students eligible to participate and therefore eligible to receive emergency student financial assistance grants under CRRSAA was 3,026.

The total amount awarded by the Higher Education Emergency Aid Fund (HEERF III) within the framework of the ARP in accordance with the certification and agreement of the institution for financial aid grants d emergency to students was $ 5,980,351. This funding is distributed in the form of emergency cash grants to eligible students in need who are enrolled in the fall 2021 semester to pay for expenses incurred due to COVID-19. The estimated number of students eligible to participate and therefore eligible to receive emergency grants under ARP funding was 3,951.

As of December 31, 2021, the University has distributed the entire HEERF II funding to students and, as such, the University has drawn the corresponding funds from our federal account (G5). The total amount that was distributed to students as of December 31, 2021 was $ 2,138,650. The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid grant under the CRRSAA was 2,774 as of December 31, 2021. The remaining 252 eligible students received grants disbursed through the remaining CARES Act funds. .

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities the discretion to determine how this emergency aid will be paid to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic, the intention of the University is to ensure that students with the most urgent needs are the first to receive grant funds. ’emergency. As a result, the University has distributed grants under the CRRSAA to eligible students as follows:

Category Full-time amount Part-time amount
Pell beneficiaries and Pell eligible students $ 1,000 $ 500
Non-Pell Undergraduate Students $ 750 $ 350
Non-Pell Graduate Students $ 500 $ 250

Only Title IV eligible students (those who are eligible for Federal Student Aid) on the basis of their FAFSA were eligible to receive a grant under the HEERF II process. The scholarships have not been awarded to students not eligible for Title IV, international students, DACA students, or students who do not achieve satisfactory academic progress. Additionally, La Salle University employees (except those hired as students) are also not eligible to receive a CRRSAA grant.

As of December 31, 2021, the University has distributed part of the HEERF III funding and as such, the University has withdrawn the corresponding funds from our federal account (G5). The total amount that was distributed to students as of December 31, 2021 was $ 2,533,550. The total number of students who received an emergency financial aid grant under the ARP was 2,458 as of December 31, 2021.

The Department of Education has given colleges and universities the discretion to determine how this emergency aid will be paid to eligible students. Understanding that many of our students have experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic, the intention of the University is to ensure that students with the most urgent needs are the first to receive grant funds. ’emergency. As a result, the University has distributed grants under the PRA to eligible students who have indicated financial need through an application process as follows:

Category Full-time amount Part-time amount
Pell beneficiaries and Pell eligible students $ 1,600 $ 800
Non-Pell Undergraduates $ 800 $ 400
Non-Pell Graduate Students $ 500 $ 250

Students receiving emergency financial aid grant funds under the ARP were given the opportunity to apply for an appeal for additional emergency financial aid grant. After consideration and approval of the appeal by the University, the University distributed additional grants as follows:

Category Full-time and part-time amount
Pell beneficiaries and Pell eligible students $ 2,000
Non-Pell Undergraduate Students $ 1,000
Non-Pell Graduate Students $ 750

Employees of La Salle University (except those hired as students) are not eligible to receive an ARP grant.

These grants were not applied to existing University account balances (unless the appropriate authorization was received from the student) and were sent by direct deposit if eRefunds were chosen. (Here’s how to register for eRefunds.) If you were not registered for eRefunds, a check was issued and mailed to the registered billing address. These scholarships will be available to eligible students as long as funds are available. La Salle’s intention is to assist as many students as possible while being sensitive to needs.

If you did not receive an Emergency Student Grant this fall and believe you qualified under the parameters described in this update, please email [email protected]

Federal guidelines require that institutions prioritize students with exceptional needs, such as students eligible for Federal Pell Grants. Institutions can also identify additional eligibility conditions.

We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to help our students through this difficult time.