Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Information

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is part of the CARES Act funding. The intended purpose of this fund is to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Minnesota State University, Mankato has signed and returned the CARES Act certification and agreement to the US Department of Education. The University intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total allocation for Minnesota State University, Mankato is $9,088,962; no less than 50 percent of these funds, or $4,544,481, will be used to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As of July 10, 2020, Minnesota State University, Mankato has distributed $4,707,197 to students.


CARES ACT Section 18004(A)(1) Student Portion

Final Report as of July 10, 2020

Student Portion Table

All Eligible Students $2,913,446
Pell Eligible $1,384,560
Emergency Grant $246,475
   
Total Student Portion $4,544,481
Institutional Portion – Emergency Grants $162,716
   
Total Aid to Student $4,707,197

June 30, 2021 Quarter End: there were no reportable changes to the HEERF I student portion funds.


Final Report as of June 7, 2022

Student Portion Table

All Eligible Students

$2,896,631

Pell Eligible

$1,382,400

Redistributed automatic payments to Pell eligible students

$18,975

Emergency Grant

$246,475

Total Student Portion

$4,544,481

   

Institutional Portion – Emergency Grants

$162,716

 

 

Total Aid to Student

$4,707,197


Final Report as of January 3, 2022

Student Portion Table

All Eligible Students $2,896,631
Pell Eligible $1,382,400
Emergency Grant $246,475
   
Total Student Portion $4,525,506
Institutional Portion – Emergency Grants $162,716
   
Total Aid to Student $4,688,222

Final Report as of April 4, 2022

Student Portion Table

All Eligible Students $2,896,631
Pell Eligible $1,382,400
Emergency Grant $246,475
   
Total Student Portion $4,525,506
Institutional Portion – Emergency Grants $162,716
   
Total Aid to Student $4,688,222

Student Eligibility

Senior administration at Minnesota State University, Mankato developed eligibility criteria to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. This criteria is based on guidance from United States Department of Education and is approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor’s Office.

To be eligible, students must meet all the following criteria as of March 6, 2020:

  • Enrolled in at least one semester-based course in an eligible degree program,
  • Not enrolled exclusively in online courses or fully online programs,
  • In good Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standing,
  • US citizen or eligible noncitizen (hold a valid green card),
  • Meet selective service registration requirement, if male,
  • Not incarcerated,
  • Not in default of a student loan/overpayment of a federal grant,
  • Not a Senior Citizen receiving a tuition discount rate,
  • Not a Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student,
  • Not a concurrently enrolled high school student,
  • Not a University employee receiving an employee tuition waiver benefit for themselves.

As of July 10, 2020, a total of 9,888 students were identified as eligible for HEERF funding at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

As of January 3, 2022, a total of 9,831 students were identified as eligible for HEERF funding at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

HEERF Funding Allocations

Senior University administrators at Minnesota State University, Mankato also determined that HEERF funding would be allocated into three areas:

  • A base award to all eligible students
  • A supplemental award to eligible students who were also Spring Semester 2020 Federal Pell Grant recipients
  • An application-based emergency grant for eligible students who experienced financial hardships/had expenses because of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. This program will be open to students who are enrolled.

As of July 10, 2020, HEERF funding was distributed to a total of 9,888 students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Information provided by Minnesota State University, Mankato to students regarding the HEERF funding

  • Students scheduled to receive automatic base and supplemental payments provided by HEERF funding were notified in advance through an email communication to their official university email account. This communication outlined the purpose and amount paid and provided information regarding a forthcoming application-based COVID-19 Emergency Grant program to cover additional expenses.
  • COVID-19 Emergency Grant information is published on several university pages and application.

CARES ACT (HEERF I) Institutional Portion

CRRSA Act (HEERF II)

CRSSA Act HEERF II/ARP Act HEERF III

Combined Student & Institutional Portion HEERF Quarterly Report

June 30, 2022 Quarter End (PDF)

September 30, 2022 Quarter End (PDF)