ARP Distribution (12/9/2021)

Luther awarded the student emergency relief grant aid using the following criteria:

  • Aid was distributed to students who have demonstrated financial need by completing the application process and those with more need received more assistance. Luther’s existing financial aid need framework was used to apportion these funds.
  • Financial need was calculated as the cost of attendance (COA) less the expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Students who were expected to register for Spring 2022 were invited to complete the Google application for the Emergency Grants.  Any student who didn’t complete the application process by November 24, 2021 will not receive this second round emergency relief from the student portion of the HEERF III award.

Luther’s portion of the CARES Act for student emergency grant aid is $1.8 million.  Luther distributed $418,805.00 to 1,106 students out of a possible 1,648 students in this second round of distribution. Together the 2 distributions totalled $1,798,136.50 with $1,863.50 remaining funds to be granted to new incoming students that had not received the application opportunity.  Grant recipients were notified that the awards were for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.  

The funds were made available to Luther on May 15, 2021, and allocated funds to students on December 9, 2021.  In the Google application, the students indicated if they preferred funds to be applied to student balance or refunded directly to them. If a student chose to refund, the funds were sent to them via direct deposit (if available) or by mailed check to the address on file. 

The institutional portion financial report can be found here.