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Report and Disclosure

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
Community College of Rhode Island
Subsequent Quarterly Fund Report and Disclosure

September 30, 2021

  1. Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) acknowledges it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement forms, and gives the assurance that CCRI intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the CRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 
  2. The total amount of funds CCRI received pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs is as follows:

                    $5,000,285    CRRSAA

                    $19,365,861  ARP

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and programs for the quarter ended 9/30/21 is  $7,298,008.

4. The estimated total number of students at CCRI eligible to eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and programs is 14,176.

5. The total unduplicated number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs for the quarter ended 9/30/21 is 6166.

6. The methods used to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs for the quarter ended 6/30/21 :

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • All enrolled CCRI students can be considered for funding as of the date of the receipt of HEERF III on May 17, 2021. 
  • Students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or an alternative financial aid application for students unable to complete the federal form, and have an estimated family contribution (EFC) within the range of eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant are determined to demonstrate the greatest amount of financial need.

These students registered for summer session II were directly granted the following amounts in emergency grant assistance:

  • $1000 for full time students
  • $750 for ¾ time students
  • $500 for all students enrolled in at least one but fewer than 9 summer credits

These students registered for the full term fall semester were directly granted the following amounts in emergency grant assistance:

  • $1500 for full time students
  • $1000 for ¾ time students
  • $750 for all students ½ time students
  • $500 for students below ½ time
  • All other enrolled students who did not receive direct grant assistance, yet demonstrated significant need, were able to apply for emergency grant assistance through 2 online applications: one for a general emergency grant and the second specifically for technology grants. The applications will remain available until funds are depleted.
  1. The instructions, directions, or guidance provided by CCRI to all students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants were sent via CCRI email and text messages, published on the CCRI website, and announced via the “CC Daily” Newsletter

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