HEERF II: Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds
Distribution of HEERF II Funds for Students
Widener University was provided with an allocation from the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relieve Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) also known as HEERF II. The purpose of this funding is to provide support for students for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
Distribution is based on a tiered approach.
Spring 2021 Undergraduate Students (Undergraduate Day, Continuing Studies, and Legal Studies)
|All Federal Pell Grant recipients||$515|
|Non Pell undergraduate students enrolled full time (12+ credits)||$230|
|Non Pell undergraduate students enrolled part time (11.5 or fewer credits)||$185|
Spring 2021 Graduate, Professional, and Law Students (Including Title IV eligible certificate students)
|Enrolled in 7+ credits||$335|
|Enrolled in 6.5 or fewer credits||$185|
HEERF II Student Portion Quarterly Reporting Information
- Widener University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and confirms that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- Widener University is eligible to receive a total of $1,397,321 to be used for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
- The total estimated number of students at Widener University that may be eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA is 5857.
- The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA
as of March 31, 2021 is $1,048,580.
as of June 25, 2021 is $1,342,010.
as of September 30, 2021 is $1,342,010.
- The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA
as of March 31, 2021 is 3595.
as of June 25, 2021 is 4579.
as of September 30, 2021 is 4579.
- The method Widener University used to determine which students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants was to review students who were enrolled for the 2021 Spring Semester and had filed a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In order to prioritize students with exceptional need, which Widener defined as Federal Pell Grant recipients, the following plan was used to distribute the funds:
|All Federal Pell Grant recipients||$515|
|Non Pell undergraduate full time enrollment (12+ credits)||$230|
|Non Pell undergraduate part time enrollment (11.5 or fewer credits)||$185|
|Graduate/Professional (7+ credits)||$335|
|Graduate/Professional (6.5 or fewer credits)||$185|
- A survey was deployed to students who owed a balance providing them with the option to use CRRSAA funding to help reduce their balance if they so choose.
- Students accepting the funds acknowledge they have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus specifically for expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care expenses.
HEERF II Institutional Portion Reporting Information
- The Coronavirus, Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) also included additional COVID-19 relief for institutions of higher education. $3,071,934 is the total amount of funds that the institution was awarded from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion
- $27,458 is the total amount disbursed under the CRRSAA HEERF II award for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. This amount represents to a portion of costs incurred by the University to establish and maintain a testing program to prevent and mitigate the spread of coronavirus on campus and in the local community.
- $0 is the total amount disbursed under the CRRSAA HEERF II award for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
- $0 is the total amount disbursed under the CRRSAA HEERF II award for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
This page was last updated October 5, 2021 at 12:32 p.m.