Coronavirus Relief Funding to Students

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF I, II, and III)

Claremont McKenna College has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that CMC has used the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and the
CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Pursuant to this certification, as of September 30, 2021 CMC has been authorized to distribute a total of $1,928,536 from the Department of Education for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students:

Program # students eligible for grants #students who received grants Total amount authorized Total amount distributed
ARP (HEERF III) TBD TBD $1,072,956 TBD
CRRSAA (HEERF II) 639 639 $427,790 $427,790
CARES Act (HEERF I) 731 731 $427,790 $427,790

Methodology for Distribution:

HEERF III: All American Rescue Plan (ARP) eligible students who are enrolled part-time or full-time at CMC (on campus and in approved off-campus programs) as of September 13, 2021 will receive emergency grants. Consistent with U.S. Department of Education funding allocation, Pell-eligible students will receive the majority of emergency grant funding. Students not eligible for Pell will receive an amount that is equivalent to one third of the Pell-eligible amount, reflecting the same allocation method used by the Department of Education. Student grant awards were distributed as one-time checks on October 15, 2021.

Number of Non-Pell Eligible Students 1108
Number of Pell Eligible Students 310
Total HEERF III Grant – Student Aid Portion $ 1,072,956.00
Pell Eligible Award Per Student $         1,579.44
Non-Pell Eligible Award Per Student $            526.48

HEERF II: All Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) eligible students who were enrolled part-time or full-time at CMC (on campus and in approved off-campus programs) as of September 8, 2020 for the fall semester (and still enrolled as of December 27, 2020) or as of February 9, 2021 for the spring semester received emergency grants. Consistent with U.S. Department of Education funding allocation, Pell-eligible students will receive the majority of emergency grant funding. Students not eligible for Pell will receive an amount that is equivalent to one third of the Pell-eligible amount, reflecting the same allocation method used by the Department of Education.

HEERF I: All Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) eligible students who were enrolled part-time or full-time at CMC (on campus and in approved off-campus programs) as of March 13, 2020 received emergency grants. Consistent with U.S. Department of Education funding allocation, Pell-eligible students will receive the majority of emergency grant funding. Students not eligible for Pell will receive an amount that is equivalent to one third of the Pell-eligible amount, reflecting the same allocation method used by the Department of Education.

Expenditure Reports

In addition to funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students, the HEERF programs provide institutional funding to support expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Reports on the use of these funds can be downloaded below.

HEERF III Quarterly Expenditure Report as of September 30, 2021

HEERF II Quarterly Expenditure Report as of June 30, 2021

HEERF I Quarterly Expenditure Report as of September 30, 2020

“Now, more than ever this semester, we draw on the core values that distinguish CMC, the singular strengths that propel us forward, the learning commitments that help us persevere when it is difficult to carry on.”

Hiram Chodosh
CMC President