Quarter ending December 31, 2021

In December 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). From this, in January 2021 the U.S. Department of Education announced the dollar amount of funds that would be available to higher education institutions to assist with the continuing studies of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring Hill College received $686,341 in funds from the 2021 CRRSSA act to award to our students in need.

In order to qualify for the 2021 HEERF II grants, the student must:

  • be currently enrolled at Spring Hill College, and
  • be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen per the federal financial aid guidelines.

The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.

As of April 19, 2021, the $686,341 in HEERF II funds were awarded to 1,090 Spring Hill College students ranging from $400 up to $2,340 per award. All qualifying students were awarded a base award of $400. Students with Spring 2021 Pell grants were awarded additional funds in addition to the base award of $400. The students with Spring 2021 Pell grants made up 32.5% of the 1,090 individual student awards. The Pell grant recipients received 56.8% of the total $686,341 in HEERF II funds.

Quarter ending March 31, 2021

2021 Individual Student Award Amount# of AwardsTotal Amount
$400731$292,400
$401 to $99999$74,781
$1,000 to $1,999259$316,820
$2,000 up to $2,4001$2,340
TOTAL1,090$686,341

Quarter ending June 30, 2021

HEERF III

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. ARP appropriated approximately $36.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Spring Hill College has been allocated $1,796,265 for HEERF III student grants for which they have signed for and accepted. These as the other funds listed above will be directly distributed to students.

Who is eligible for HEERF III Student Funds under The American Rescue Plan (ARP)?

  • Any student who is or was enrolled at Spring Hill College on or after March 13, 2020 through Spring term 2021, (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021) You must have been still enrolled in classes after the Add/Drop date in at least one of these terms.
  • Student can be a degree seeking, non-degree seeking, dual enrollment and/or a continuing education student,
  • Student can be on campus and/or exclusively enrolled in distance education with Spring Hill College,
  • U.S. citizens, refugees, asylum seekers, DACA recipients, Dreamers and undocumented students,
  • Student does not have to be eligible under Title IV in order to receive funds.

How will Spring Hill College allocate HEERF III funds to our eligible students?

  1. You must apply online for HEERF III funds. Basically, the you need to confirm that you were adversely financially affected by the Covid -19 pandemic and want to be considered in the student pool of funds to be allocated.
  2. Application must be submitted by the end of the day, Friday, July 9, 2021. (application submissions are still open.)
  3. The allocation of funds will be based on your FY 1920 or FY 2021 FAFSA (Estimated Family Contribution), plus there will be consideration given to unusual and special circumstances expressed by you on the HEERF III application. If you did not file a FAFSA for FY 1920 or FY 2021, it is very important that you explain how you were adversely affected by the pandemic on the application.

How and when will the funds be disbursed?

  • By check or ACH/direct deposit (if the accounting office has your banking information on file). Checks will be mailed to the address you submit on your application. This address will not update your permanent address we have “on-file” with the Registrar.
  • If you still have an outstanding balance from a current or prior term, the accounting department may reach out to you for your permission to apply your grant to your student balance. (This isn’t mandatory, but we may ask if you wish to do this.)
  • Funds will be disbursed by Friday, July 23, 2021.

Quarter ending September 30, 2021

As of September 30, 2021, HEERF III student awards in the amount of $1,218,600 have been disburse to 622 students. There are 1141 students that qualify but not all applied to receive funds. The HEERF III application deadline as stated in the June 30, 2021 report has been extended indefinitely until all funds are disbursed. $577,665 still remains to be awarded.

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