CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II)

Report Date

July 10, 2021


Michigan Technological University acknowledges that the Certification and Agreement for the CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) were signed and submitted to the Department of Education. Michigan Tech ensures that at least $2,302,889.50 of the HEERF II funds have been distributed directly to students as emergency grants.

Total Amount of Funds Received

The total amount of funds received by Michigan Technological University is $6,991,814.

Total Amount of HEERF II Funding Distributed to Students

Total Amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students as of the quarter ending June 30, 2021, is $2,302,890.

Estimated Total Number of Students Eligible to Receive HEERF II Funding

The estimated number of Michigan Technological University students eligible to receive HEERF funding is 5,734. (This is the estimated number of eligible MTU students that were actively enrolled in at least one course as of March 31, 2021.)

Total Number of Students Who Have Received Grants

As of June 30, 2021, the number of unique students who have received these grants is 5,734. The process (described below) for distributing funds was released during the week of March 31, 2021, and was shared with eligible students via Michigan Tech email.

Determination of Eligible Students and Amount of Award

Per guidance from the Department of Education, Michigan Tech prioritized the awarding of HEERF II funds to domestic undergraduate students and students with exceptional financial need. All eligible students were notified on March 31, 2021, that they would receive a one-time emergency grant of $400. With these grants, a majority of the student HEERF II funds, $2,293,600, was distributed during the week of April 5, 2021. The remaining balance was used for additional emergency grants for students with exceptional financial need and/or extenuating circumstances.

Instructions and Guidance to Students

On March 31, 2021, notice was shared with eligible students regarding the process for the distribution of the HEERF II grants. Eligible students were asked to set up and utilize direct deposit to allow the payment to be sent to them quickly and securely. Where direct deposit was  not possible, checks were issued to students.