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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 (ARP), students who were enrolled at Trine University during the spring semester have received a one-time payment to assist in dealing with hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CRRSAA and ARP 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 ARP funding in a way that prioritized students with the greatest demonstrated need and ensures that funds are distributed as widely as possible.  The amounts range from $400 to $1,550 per student and were distributed April 15th and June 9th, 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 for the Spring 2021 semester.
  2. Fort Wayne Health Sciences students who were enrolled in Trine University’s seated classes for the Spring 2021 semester.
  3. Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 academic year.

CRRSAA and ARP 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 (ARP), 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.
  2. Fort Wayne Health Sciences students who were enrolled in Trine University’s seated classes for the Spring 2021 semester.
  3. Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 academic year.
  4. Must be a U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

You do not need to apply for the CRRSAA or ARP funds if you are determined to be an eligible student. You received an email in April 2021 or June 2021 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 academic year was 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.  

If you meet the criteria for eligible students you will receive the grant.

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 applied for and received funding Under the terms of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), and intends to use at least 50 percent of those funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students, as mandated by the Act.

The portion designated for these grants totals $3,801,308. As of July 10, 2021, there were 2,124 students eligible to receive these emergency grants and $1,910,050 has been distributed. 

The funds were distributed to 2,124 students enrolled in seated classes during the Spring 2021 Semester, who had filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020/2021 academic year. The FAFSA was used to determine grant amounts based on expected family contribution (EFC).

Eligible students were given instructions on how to obtain the funds via email on April 12, 2021 and June 10, 2021.

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