HEERF III - ARP FUNDS

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Sec. 2003(a)(1) included additional COVID-19 relief for institutions of higher education was signed into law March 11, 2021. This new COVID stimulus bill included for higher education institutions and students, using the same Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) model established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Marquette University has received funding as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). As required by law, a portion of these funds have been designated to be financial aid grants to students with financial needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Under the ARP (a)(1) programs, student portion funds must be used to provide financial aid grants to students (including students exclusively enrolled in distance education) which may be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

The ARP HEERF III funds require that 50% of an institution's funds be spent on student grants. In addition, the allowable uses of funds are nearly identical to the CRRSA HEERF II.

The ARP act directs institutions receiving funds under Section 2003(a)(1) of the Act to provide the information below in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 2003(a)(1) and updated every quarter thereafter until final: The following information must appear in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public. This information must also be updated no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (September 30, and December 31, March 31, June 30)

  1. Marquette University acknowledges that our institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 15, 2020. Marquette University will use no less than 8,708,717 (the student portion) of the funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) of the Act CFDA 84.425E Allocation to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Marquette University's total allocation was $17,408,796 and Marquette will use $8,708,717 to go directly to students which was designated as the student portion under ARP.
  2. The total amount of funds that Marquette will receive from the Department is $8,708,717 pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants that has been distributed to students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act as of 7/19/2021 is $716,500 as of July 19, 2021. Verified as accurate on July 19, 2021.
  4. Marquette University has an estimated total number of 7,720 students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 or Marquette University students identified as needy, and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act at Marquette University is 1,433 as of July 16, 2021. Verified as accurate on July 16, 2021.
  6.  Marquette University allocated ~8% of the student portion of the funds to go evenly to Pell Recipients (or Marquette University students identified as needy as Pell recipients) who attended half-time or more in Spring 2021 in the amount of $500 in July 2021.
    In September 2021, Marquette University will allocate ~28% of the student portion to go evenly to Pell Recipients (or Marquette University students identified as needy as Pell recipients). The remainder of the student portion is planned to go evenly to other needy Title IV students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act. Verified as accurate on June 30, 2021.
  1. Marquette will award its eligible students by September 30th, 2021. Eligible students will not need to file a separate application for the ARP Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Additional ARP Act resources

HEERF II - CRRSAA FUNDS

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA)

Marquette University has received funding as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). As required by law, a portion of these funds have been designated to be financial aid grants to students with financial needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

It is important to note that these financial aid grants for students are intended for any component of the student’s cost of college attendance — or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus pandemic — such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.

Section 314 of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) or (the Act) under of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Pub. L. No. 116-94, (December 27, 2020) directs institutions receiving funds under Section 314 of the Act to provide the information below in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 316(c)(3) and updated every 45 days thereafter until final:

  1. Marquette University acknowledges that our institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 15, 2020. Marquette University has used no less than 3,323,368 (the student portion) of the funds received under Section 314 of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Marquette University's total allocation was $9,752,321 and Marquette used $3,323,368 that went directly to students which was designated as the student portion under CCRSAA.
  2. Marquette University will use $3,323,368 of the funds received under Section 314 of the Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants scheduled to be distributed to students under Section 314 of the Act as of the 30 days after the date of submission is $3,323,368 as of March 10, 2021.
  4. Marquette University has an estimated total number of 7,700 students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314 of the Act.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314 of the CARES Act at Marquette University is 3,634 grants as of March 10, 2021. Final Report: verified as accurate on March 10, 2021.
  6. Marquette University allocated ~75% of the student portion of the funds to go evenly to 1405 Pell Recipients students in the amount of $1,784. Other needy Title IV students who applied by the application deadline of March 4, 2021 received Emergency Financial Aid Grants in the amount of $367 under Section 314 of the Act. Final Report: verified as accurate on March 10, 2021.
  7. Marquette guided its eligible students to apply by March 4th, 2021 in order to be considered for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants if they haven't already received them.

Additional CRRSAA Act resources

HEERF I - CARES ACT FUNDS

Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”)), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to provide the information below in a format and location that is easily accessible to the public 30 days after the date when the institution received its allocation under 18004(a)(1) and updated every 45 days thereafter until final:

  1. Marquette University acknowledges that our institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement on April 15, 2020. Marquette University has used no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Marquette University's total allocation was $6,646,735 and Marquette used $3,323,368 that went directly to students which is more than 50 percent.
  2. The total amount of funds that Marquette has received from the Department is $6,646,735 pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the 30 days after the date of submission is $3,323,368 as of May 15, 2020. Final Report: verified as accurate on October 14, 2020.
  4. Marquette University has an estimated total number of 7,718 students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act at Marquette University is 2,399 grants as of May 15, 2020. Final Report: verified as accurate on October 14, 2020.
  6. Marquette University allocated ~75% of the student portion of the funds to go evenly to Pell Recipients in the amount of $1,686. Other needy Title IV students who applied by the application deadline of May 11, 2020 received Emergency Financial Aid Grants in the amount of $903 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Final Report: verified as accurate on October 14, 2020.
  7. Marquette guided its eligible students to apply by May 11th, 2020 in order to be considered for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants if they haven't already received them.

Additional CARES Act resources