September 30, 2021 Update

In compliance with reporting requirements prescribed for above referenced grants, the following information is posted on Valparaiso University’s primary website for both initial and subsequent reporting:

  1. Valparaiso University received its Grant Award Notice on May 25, 2021, and was not required by the Department of Education to sign and return a Certification and Agreement document.  
  2. The University received $4,000,567 pursuant to the institution’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants (HEERF III) to students.
  3. At September 30, 2021 the total amount of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) Emergency Financial Aid Grants (HEERF III) distributed to students was $0.
  4. Approximately 2,800 Valparaiso University students are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), Public Law 117-2.
  5. As of September 30, 2021, 0 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under ARP (HEERF III).  A distribution is scheduled for October.  
  6. Valparaiso University will award to students who were registered as of September 30, 2021.  Following the guidance of the Department of Education, Valparaiso University will prioritize all high needs students.  The grants will be awarded based on three primary factors including financial need as determined by the FAFSA, full- or part-time status, and undergraduate/graduate status.  A Special Circumstance Form has been made available to students to report recent reductions in income due to job loss and/or higher than normal medical bills.  The students can elect to apply the funds to their student account.  If the grant is not applied to a balance, the funds will be transferred via direct deposit to a student’s bank account or via check where banking information is not available.  
  7. Students were apprised of the University’s plans to distribute the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email.