Reporting for Emergency Grants to Students under the CARES Act, updated June 30, 2021

  1. Middlesex Community College (MCC) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for funding under the CRRSAA and ARP programs. These programs allow for grants to students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
  2. MCC is approved for $1,852,172 in funding from CRRSAA (HEERF II) and $6,917,007 in funding from ARP (HEERF III). $8,769,179 total funding for students.
  3. As of June 30, 2021, MCC has distributed $1,689,250 in emergency grants to students under CRRSAA and ARP for the Spring 2021 semester.
  4. 6564 students were enrolled during the Spring 2021 semester and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under CRRSAA and ARP.
  5. 5,588 MCC students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under CRRSAA and ARP for the Spring 2021 semester.
  6. Awards for the Spring 2021 semester were determined based on enrollment level and financial need with a maximum award of $800.
    1. Priority was given to students who demonstrated exceptional financial need based on the federal aid application and the institutional HEERF application.
    2. All students enrolled for 3 credits or more for the Spring 2021 semester received an award, including distance learners, DACA, international, and dual enrollment students.
  7. Students were advised they may use an emergency grant to pay for any component of their cost of attendance, including an outstanding account balance and/or tuition and fees, as well as for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
Last Modified: 8/20/21