COVID-19: Essential Information

How will the CARES Act support Middlebury students?

In compliance with Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), Middlebury College releases the following information regarding the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting—Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students: 

1.Middlebury College acknowledges the institution has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”), the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or 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.

2.Middlebury College will receive up to $1,862,094 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

3.Middlebury College distributed $931,047 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission for the required Report.

4.Middlebury College determined that 2,028 students at the institution were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 at the time the College signed the Certification and Agreement and that these students were thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

5.Middlebury College has distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants to almost 800 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of June 26, 2020.

6.Middlebury College used demonstrated need that was disclosed on the students’ FAFSA to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Qualified students received an emergency grant ranging from $250 - $1,600 based on their level of financial need.

7.The instructions, directions or guidance provided by Middlebury College to students concerning Emergency Financial Aid Grants was sent via campus email. The emergency grants were refunded to students immediately via direct deposit or check.

Final Institutional Quarterly Reporting Ending 09/30/2020

Middlebury received the Institutional portion of $931,047 on October 30, 2020.  This funding was used for Spring 2020 Room and Board credits offsetting the total cost to the Institution of over $9,000,000. Middlebury remains committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of our students. The Student Financial Services Office continues to accept requests for reconsideration of aid awards based on current financial circumstances. 

Student Financial Services

Service Building
84 South Service Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
P: 802.443.5158
F: 802.443.2065
SFS@middlebury.edu