CRRSA Act (HEERF II) Reporting Information

1) RMU has applied for and received Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education. RMU has signed and returned a Certification and Agreement to the Department. RMU has designated the applicable amount of funds under the CRRSA Act Section 314 (a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

2) RMU received $1,663,439 in funds to be provided for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSA Act Section 314 (a)(1) program.

3) As of September 30, 2021, RMU has distributed $1,556,064 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act. Additional updates will be provided 10 days after every calendar quarter.

4) RMU estimates that 3,798 of its students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSA Act Section 314 (a)(1) program.

5) As of September 30, 2021, 2,432 students have received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CRRSA Act Section 314 (a)(1) program.

6) RMU provided awards to undergraduate students who had a completed FAFSA on file and were in good financial aid standing. The awards were determined based on students’ Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and full- or less than full-time enrollment status.  Below is a breakdown of the awards for full time and part time enrolled students:

Awards for full-time enrolled students determined by EFC:

  • EFC $0 - 5,700: $500 per student
  • EFC $5,701-14,000: $300 per student
  • EFC $14,001 and above: $150 per student

Awards for students enrolling less than full time determined by EFC:

  • EFC $0 - 10,000: $150 per student
  • EFC $10,001 +: $100 per student

In addition to the grants that were awarded directly to students, a portion of the funding was reserved for eligible students to appeal if they were in need of financial assistance above the amount initially awarded to help continue their education and meet any other unforeseen expenses.  The appeal process and submission form was listed on the RMU CRRSA Act FAQ website.  All appeals were reviewed by the Vice President of Student Life and Senior Director of Financial Aid.  Additional funds were awarded to those that qualified.   Additionally, students were given the option of either (1) applying awarded appeal funds directly to their RMU student account or (2) directly receiving awarded appeal funds.

7) RMU’s CRRSA Act website provides our students with instructions, directions, and guidance concerning Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and to provide answers to FAQs.