Federal CARES Act

Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III Allocation

Viterbo University had previously signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement form required to receive HEERF funds.

Viterbo has received $1,941,783 of HEERF III funds for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Approximately 1,140 students were enrolled at Viterbo University on June 1, 2021 and eligible to receive HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants under ARP.  Approximately 2,350 students were enrolled at Viterbo University on September 10, 2021 and eligible to receive HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants under ARP.

As of December 31, 2021, $1,932,500 of the 1,941,783 of HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants has been distributed to students.

As of December 31, 2021, 1,270 students have received a HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grant.

Method used by Viterbo University to determine which students received HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and the amount they received:

  • Viterbo University first identified undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled at least half-time in a degree or certificate program on June 1, 2021 and September 10, 2021, and who had a 2021-2022 FAFSA on file in the Viterbo University financial aid office and were eligible for Title IV aid, as students who may receive HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants were given to undergraduate students and graduate students, prioritizing students with exceptional financial need based on expected family contribution (EFC). 

  • Each student who received a HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grant received notification via email of the award amount, disbursement method, and expected timing of the disbursement.  Students were advised that they could choose to use HEERF III Emergency Financial Aid Grants to make payment toward student account balances, and guidance on how to do so.

  • Grant amounts varied, dependent upon undergraduate vs. graduate status, full-time vs. less than full-time status, and EFC.