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COVID-19 Updates

CRRSA Act Emergency Grant Information at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

In late December 2020, federal legislation was passed to provide economic relief to individuals and organizations dealing with the ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This legislation, titled the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), authorized dollars to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II).

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science was allotted $446,290 in CRRSAA funding through HEERF II under Section 18004(a)(1). Of this amount, $164,147 was reserved for emergency student financial assistance for expenses related to the coronavirus. These funds were distributed to eligible students* via direct payment to student accounts.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science estimates 556 students met basic eligibility requirements to be considered for this funding.

Eligibility criteria for CRRSAA funding was determined based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants were distributed in amounts prioritizing need as follows:

  1. Those with exceptional need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Need calculation of cost of attendance (COA) less expected family contribution (EFC) less institutional aid
  3. Institutional need rank greater than zero and/or those in programs with stipend funding

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has disbursed the full allocation under Section 18004(a)(1) of CRRSAA to students. As of June 15, 2021, 358 students have received $446,290 of CRRSAA emergency financial aid grants. This is the final report covering HEERF II fund expenditures for Section 18004(a)(1) Student Portion of funds.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s CRRSAA reporting requirement, quarterly reports for HEERF II funds under Section 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion are available:

*Eligible students must have been enrolled and actively participating in courses during the spring term, enrolled in a financial aid-eligible program, and completed a FAFSA.