UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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UW River Falls Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Reports

Student Quarterly Report June 30, 2021

As required by Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, P.L. No. 116-136 and section 314(e) of the CRRSA Act, P.L. 116-260

1. On April 10th, 2020 former Chancellor Dean Van Galen signed the Recipient’s Certification and Agreement – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UW River Falls is committed to providing no less than 50% of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) in the form of direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare related to the disruption of campus operations due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. By December 31, 2020 all funds received under section 18004(a)(1) were distributed to students.

On January 19, 2021 UW River Falls received supplemental funding authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) section 314(a)(1) to make additional direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care and tuition and fees. Priority for funding will go to students with exceptional need, such as Pell Grant recipients.

2. On January 19, 2021 UW River Falls received the first installment of funding under section 314(a)(1) in the amount of $2,213,733 for the express purpose of making Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

3. As of June 30th, 2021 $2,213,733  in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed students.

4. As of June 30th, 2021 3727 students met the eligibility requirements to receive funding under section 314(a)(1).

5. As of June 30th, 2021 2,321 distinct students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 314(a)(1).

6. To receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students must meet one of the following categories:

  1. Be admitted as a regular student and enrolled as of the 10th day of Spring 2021;
  2. Have submitted a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year and have a valid EFC below 12,670;
  3. Have authorized direct deposit for refunds; and
  4. Pass all U.S. Department of Education database matches and be determined eligible for Title IV aid.

7. Emergency Financial Aid Grant award amounts were pre-determined based on enrollment load as follows:

Enrollment Load

Undergraduate

Graduate

Amount

Full-Time

12+

8+

$1,000

¾ Time

9-11.5

6-7.5

$750

½ Time

6-8.5

4-5.5

$500

Less than half time

1-5.5

1-3.5

$250

 

Priority groups for distribution are:

  1. Students with exceptional need (first priority): Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with EFCs in the Pell-eligible range and who have provided information to the University allowing for electronic transfer of funds.
  2. Students with self-reported need (second priority): Students who do not meet the exceptional need criteria but who demonstrate need for the grants by submitting an application identifying the expenses they are having difficulty meeting.
  3. Students with moderate need (third priority): If funds remain after funding the first two priority groups, students with moderate need (EFC of 5,712 to 12,670) will receive funding. Students with moderate need do not need to complete an application.

 

8. Student information about applying for grants is published on our Financial Aid web site:

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant.cfm.

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant-Q-A.cfm

Financial Aid

Student Quarterly Report March 31, 2021

As required by Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, P.L. No. 116-136 and section 314(e) of the CRRSA Act, P.L. 116-260

1. On April 10th, 2020 former Chancellor Dean Van Galen signed the Recipient’s Certification and Agreement – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UW River Falls is committed to providing no less than 50% of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) in the form of direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare related to the disruption of campus operations due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. By December 31, 2020 all funds received under section 18004(a)(1) were distributed to students.

On January 19, 2021 UW River Falls received supplemental funding authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) section 314(a)(1) to make additional direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care and tuition and fees. Priority for funding will go to students with exceptional need, such as Pell Grant recipients.

2. On January 19, 2021 UW River Falls received the first installment of funding under section 314(a)(1) in the amount of $2,213,733 for the express purpose of making Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

3. As of March 31st, 2021 $1,398,500  in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed students.

4. As of March 31st, 2021 3701 students met the eligibility requirements to receive funding under section 314(a)(1).

5. As of March 31st, 2021 1,452 distinct students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 314(a)(1).

6. To receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students must meet one of the following categories:

  1. Be admitted as a regular student and enrolled as of the 10th day of Spring 2021;
  2. Have submitted a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year and have a valid EFC below 12,670;
  3. Have authorized direct deposit for refunds; and
  4. Pass all U.S. Department of Education database matches and be determined eligible for Title IV aid.

7. Emergency Financial Aid Grant award amounts were pre-determined based on enrollment load as follows:

Enrollment Load

Undergraduate

Graduate

Amount

Full-Time

12+

8+

$1,000

¾ Time

9-11.5

6-7.5

$750

½ Time

6-8.5

4-5.5

$500

Less than half time

1-5.5

1-3.5

$250

 

Priority groups for distribution are:

  1. Students with exceptional need (first priority): Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with EFCs in the Pell-eligible range and who have provided information to the University allowing for electronic transfer of funds.
  2. Students with self-reported need (second priority): Students who do not meet the exceptional need criteria but who demonstrate need for the grants by submitting an application identifying the expenses they are having difficulty meeting.
  3. Students with moderate need (third priority): If funds remain after funding the first two priority groups, students with moderate need (EFC of 5,712 to 12,670) will receive funding. Students with moderate need do not need to complete an application.

 

8. Student information about applying for grants is published on our Financial Aid web site:

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant.cfm.

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant-Q-A.cfm

As required by Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, P.L. No. 116-136 (03/27/2020.)

 

1. On April 10th, 2020 former Chancellor Dean Van Galen signed the Recipient’s Certification and Agreement – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UW River Falls is committed to providing no less than 50% of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) in the form of direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care related to the disruption of campus operations due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

2. On April 22nd, 2020 UW River Falls received the first installment of funding under section 18004(a)(1) in the amount of $2,213,733 for the express purpose of making Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Including interest and expenses, the final amount of total available funds from this account for Emergency Financial Aid Grants was $2,213,817.54.

3. As of December 31st, 2020 $2,213,817.54  in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed students.

4. As of December 31st, 2020 4,126 students met the eligibility requirements to receive funding under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended). This number does not include students enrolled wholly in a program of distance education who are excluded from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

5. As of December 31st, 2020 2,972 distinct students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

6. To receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students must:

a. Complete a brief application form stating that they experienced financial expenses as a result of the disruption of campus operations, and identifying the category of allowable cost incurred; OR

b. Have been living on campus as of March 13th, 2020; AND

b. Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2018-19, 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year;

c. Pass all U.S. Department of Education database matches and be determined eligible for Title IV aid;

d. Be admitted to the University as a degree-seeking student for Spring Semester 2020; and

e. Have been enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of instruction on or after March 13, 2020.

7. Emergency Financial Aid Grant awards were pre-determined, ranging from $355 to $880. Award amounts assume that certain categories of students experienced differential financial expenses due to the disruption of campus operations.* Eligible students were assigned an amount based on the following criteria:

a. An Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA that is within or exceeds eligibility for the Pell Grant;

b Full-time or Part-time enrollment load at the time of the campus disruption; and

c. Housing arrangements for Spring Semester 2020 (residing on campus, off campus or with parents.)

d. The following table displays the resulting Emergency Financial Aid Grant distribution formula:

 

EFC Within Pell Eligibility

EFC Exceeds Pell Eligibility

 

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

On Campus

$880

$505

$780

$455

Off Campus

$780

$455

$680

$405

With Parents

$580

$355

$580

$355


e. Deviations from this formula were permitted to ensure that the full amount of the grant fund, plus interest and less fees, could be distributed to as many students as possible.

 

8. Student information about applying for grants is published on our Financial Aid web site:

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant.cfm [archived 06/20/2020].

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant-Q-A.cfm

9. One student who was awarded the Federal Emergency Grant did not cash his check by November 15, 2020. That student’s grant was therefore canceled. The grant plus net interest was re-awarded to a prior grant recipient who had submitted a University Emergency Grant application for Fall semester 2020.

*The U.S. Department of Education used similar logic to eliminate students enrolled wholly in programs of distance education from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As required by Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, P.L. No. 116-136 (03/27/2020.)

1. On April 10th, 2020 former Chancellor Dean Van Galen signed the Recipient’s Certification and Agreement – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UW River Falls is committed to providing no less than 50% of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) in the form of direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care related to the disruption of campus operations due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

2. On April 22nd, 2020 UW River Falls received the first installment of funding under section 18004(a)(1) in the amount of $2,213,733 for the express purpose of making Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

3. As of August 7th, 2020 $2,213,733  in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed students.

4. As of August 7th, 2020 4,126 students met the eligibility requirements to receive funding under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended). This number does not include students enrolled wholly in a program of distance education who are excluded from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

5. As ofAugust 7th, 2020 2,973 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

6. To receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students must:

a. Complete a brief application form stating that they experienced financial expenses as a result of the disruption of campus operations, and identifying the category of allowable cost incurred; OR

b. Have been living on campus as of March 13th, 2020; AND

b. Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2018-19, 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year;

c. Pass all U.S. Department of Education database matches and be determined eligible for Title IV aid;

d. Be admitted to the University as a degree-seeking student for Spring Semester 2020; and

e. Have been enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of instruction on or after March 13, 2020.

7. Emergency Financial Aid Grant awards were pre-determined, ranging from $355 to $880. Award amounts assume that certain categories of students experienced differential financial expenses due to the disruption of campus operations.* Eligible students were assigned an amount based on the following criteria:

a. An Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA that is within or exceeds eligibility for the Pell Grant;

b Full-time or Part-time enrollment load at the time of the campus disruption; and

c. Housing arrangements for Spring Semester 2020 (residing on campus, off campus or with parents.)

d. The following table displays the resulting Emergency Financial Aid Grant distribution formula:

 

EFC Within Pell Eligibility

EFC Exceeds Pell Eligibility

 

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

On Campus

$880

$505

$780

$455

Off Campus

$780

$455

$680

$405

With Parents

$580

$355

$580

$355

 

8. Student information about applying for grants is published on our Financial Aid web site:

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant.cfm [archived 06/20/2020].

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant-Q-A.cfm

 

*The U.S. Department of Education used similar logic to eliminate students enrolled wholly in programs of distance education from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As required by Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, P.L. No. 116-136 (03/27/2020.)

1. On April 10th, 2020 former Chancellor Dean Van Galen signed the Recipient’s Certification and Agreement – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UW River Falls is committed to providing no less than 50% of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) in the form of direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care related to the disruption of campus operations due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

2. On April 22nd, 2020 UW River Falls received the first installment of funding under section 18004(a)(1) in the amount of $2,213,733 for the express purpose of making Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

3. As of June 30th 2020, $2,212,605 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed students.

4. As of June 30, 2020 4,126 students met the eligibility requirements to receive funding under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended). This number does not include students enrolled wholly in a program of distance education who are excluded from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

5. As of June 30th, 2020 2,971 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

6. To receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students must:

a. Complete a brief application form stating that they experienced financial expenses as a result of the disruption of campus operations, and identifying the category of allowable cost incurred; OR

b. Have been living on campus as of March 13th, 2020; AND

b. Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2018-19, 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year;

c. Pass all U.S. Department of Education database matches and be determined eligible for Title IV aid;

d. Be admitted to the University as a degree-seeking student for Spring Semester 2020; and

e. Have been enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of instruction on or after March 13, 2020.

7. Emergency Financial Aid Grant awards were pre-determined, ranging from $355 to $880. Award amounts assume that certain categories of students experienced differential financial expenses due to the disruption of campus operations.* Eligible students were assigned an amount based on the following criteria:

a. An Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA that is within or exceeds eligibility for the Pell Grant;

b Full-time or Part-time enrollment load at the time of the campus disruption; and

c. Housing arrangements for Spring Semester 2020 (residing on campus, off campus or with parents.)

d. The following table displays the resulting Emergency Financial Aid Grant distribution formula:

 

EFC Within Pell Eligibility

EFC Exceeds Pell Eligibility

 

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

On Campus

$880

$505

$780

$455

Off Campus

$780

$455

$680

$405

With Parents

$580

$355

$580

$355

 

8. Student information about applying for grants is published on our Financial Aid web site:

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant.cfm [archived 06/20/2020].

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant-Q-A.cfm

 

*The U.S. Department of Education used similar logic to eliminate students enrolled wholly in programs of distance education from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As required by Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, P.L. No. 116-136 (03/27/2020.)

1. On April 10, 2020, Chancellor Dean Van Galen signed the Recipient’s Certification and Agreement – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. UW River Falls is committed to providing no less than 50% of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) in the form of direct grants to students to assist with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care related to the disruption of campus operations due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

2. On April 22, 2020, UW River Falls received the first installment of funding under section 18004(a)(1) in the amount of $2,213,733 for the express purpose of making Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

3. As of May 8, 2020, $384,375 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed students.

4. As of May 8, 2020, 4,058 students met the eligibility requirements to receive funding under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended). This number does not include students enrolled wholly in a program of distance education who are excluded from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

5. As of May 8, 664 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

6. To receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant, students must:

a. Complete a brief application form stating that they experienced financial expenses as a result of the disruption of campus operations, and identifying the category of allowable cost incurred;

b. Submit a signed FAFSA for either the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic year;

c. Pass all U.S. Department of Education database matches and be determined eligible for Title IV aid;

d. Be admitted to the University as a degree-seeking student for spring semester 2020; and

e. Have been enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of instruction on or after March 11, 2020.

7. Emergency Financial Aid Grant awards were pre-determined, ranging from $225 to $750. Award amounts assume that certain categories of students experienced differential financial expenses due to the disruption of campus operations. * Eligible students were assigned an amount based on the following criteria:

a. An Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA that is within or exceeds eligibility for the Pell Grant;

b Full-time or Part-time enrollment load at the time of the campus disruption; and

c. Housing arrangements for Spring Semester 2020 (residing on campus, off campus or with parents.)

d. The following table displays the resulting Emergency Financial Aid Grant distribution formula:

 

EFC Within Pell Eligibility

EFC Exceeds Pell Eligibility

 

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

On Campus

$750

$375

$650

$325

Off Campus

$650

$325

$550

$275

With Parents

$550

$275

$450

$225

 

8. Student information about applying for grants is published on our Financial Aid website:

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant.cfm

https://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/Federal-Emergency-Grant-Q-A.cfm

 

*The U.S. Department of Education used similar logic to eliminate students enrolled wholly in programs of distance education from eligibility for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
finaid@uwrf.edu
P: 715-425-3141
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