December 31, 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 December 31, 2021 the total amount of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) Emergency Financial Aid Grants (HEERF III) distributed to students was $4,000,567.
  4. Approximately 2,885 Valparaiso University students were 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 December 31, 2021, 2,885 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under ARP (HEERF III).  
  6. Valparaiso University awarded funds to students who were registered as of September 30, 2021.  Following the guidance of the Department of Education, Valparaiso University prioritized high needs students.  The grants were 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 was made available to students to report recent reductions in income due to job loss and/or higher than normal medical bills.  The students could elect to apply the funds to their student account.  If the grant was not applied to a balance, the funds were transferred via direct deposit to the student’s bank account or via check where banking information was not available. 
  7. Students were apprised of the University’s plans to distribute the Emergency Financial Aid Grants via email.