Section 18004 of the CARES Act created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for distribution to colleges and universities, intended to help offset costs to students and institutions resulting from campus disruptions due to the coronavirus. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) provided additional HEERF allocations. 

Middlebury remains committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of our students. The Office of Student Financial Services continues to accept requests for reconsideration of aid offers based on current financial circumstances.

Emergency Grants to Students—Required Reports and Disclosures

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The CARES Act provided the first round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). 

Final 45 Day Report

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 is eligible to receive $1,862,094 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students, of which no less than 50 percent ($931,047) must be used to provide emergency grants to students. 
  3. As of June 25, 2020, $931,047 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  4. Middlebury College estimates 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 723 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of June 25, 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–$3,500 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.

30 Day Report

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 is eligible to receive $1,862,094 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the CARES Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students, of which no less than 50 percent ($931,047) must be used to provide emergency grants to students. 
  3. As of May 22, 2020, $859,650 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  4. Middlebury College estimates 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 607 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, as of May 22, 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 $150–$3,500 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.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and provided the second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II). 

30 Day and Final Quarterly Report

In compliance with 86 FR 26213, 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, at a minimum, the same amount in financial aid grants to students from the new CRRSAA funds that it was required or which it would have been required to provide under its original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Student Aid Portion award.
  2. Middlebury College received $931,047 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA.
  3. As of March 31, 2021, $949,600 has been distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA.
  4. Middlebury College estimates that 1989 students at the institution were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program.
  5. Middlebury College has distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 1,027 students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA, as of March 31, 2021. 
  6. Middlebury College used demonstrated need, via expected family contribution (EFC), to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they received under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA.  Middlebury College undergraduate students received the following based on the prioritization of financial need: $1,500 for EFC $0-$12,000; $750 for EFC $12,001-$20,000; $500 for EFC $20,001-$30,000.  Graduate students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey with an EFC of $30,000 or lower received $300. 
  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.

American Rescue Plan (ARP)

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law on March 11, 2021 and provided the third round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III).

Quarterly Report for period ending 9/30/2021 (Q3)

In compliance with 86 FR 26213, 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 the required amount of funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. Middlebury College received $2,653,382 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.
  3. As of September 30, 2021, $59,386 has been distributed to students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP: $58,876 from Q2 and $510 in Q3. $58,876 has been drawn down from G5 in Q3
  4. Middlebury College estimates that 3,629 students at the institution are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.
  5. Middlebury College has distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 129 students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP, as of September 30, 2021: 129 in Q2 and less than 10 in Q3
  6. Middlebury College used demonstrated need, via expected family contribution (EFC), to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP and/or the amount received.  The College prioritized students with exceptional financial need. The following methods have been used as of this report:
    • The College provided funds to remote students, all with demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA, who needed financial assistance to attend in-person graduation. Students received an email with instructions to notify Student Financial Services to request assistance.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $100 to $1,111. 
    • The College provided funds to students who required emergency travel assistance to go home at the end of the spring semester.  Students with an expected family contribution of $0-$20,000 received an email with instructions to complete a google form to request assistance.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $100 to $1,300. 
    • The College provided funds on a case-by-case basis based on individual requests.  The students awarded were Pell-eligible students.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $1,513 to $3,450.
  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.

Quarterly Report for period ending 6/30/2021

In compliance with 86 FR 26213, 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 the required amount of funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. Middlebury College received $2,653,382 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.
  3. As of June 30, 2021, $58,876 has been distributed to students that College intends to designate under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP. No funds have been drawn down from G5
  4. Middlebury College estimates that 3,250 students at the institution are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.
  5. Middlebury College has distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 129 students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP, as of June 30, 2021. 
  6. Middlebury College used demonstrated need, via expected family contribution (EFC), to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP and/or the amount received.  The College prioritized students with exceptional financial need. The following methods have been used as of this report:
    • The College provided funds to remote students, all with demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA, who needed financial assistance to attend in-person graduation. Students received an email with instructions to notify Student Financial Services to request assistance.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $100 to $1,111. 
    • The College provided funds to students who required emergency travel assistance to go home at the end of the spring semester.  Students with an expected family contribution of $0-$20,000 received an email with instructions to complete a google form to request assistance.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $100 to $1,300. 
    • The College provided funds on a case-by-case basis based on individual requests.  The students awarded were Pell-eligible students.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $1,003 to $3,450.
  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.

30 Day Report

In compliance with 86 FR 26213, 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 the required amount of funds received under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. Middlebury College received $2,653,382 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.
  3. As of June 17, 2021, $58,876 has been distributed to students that the College intends to designate under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP. No funds have been drawn down from G5
  4. Middlebury College estimates that 3,250 students at the institution are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.
  5. Middlebury College has distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 129 students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP, as of June 17, 2021. 
  6. Middlebury College used demonstrated need, via expected family contribution (EFC), to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP and/or the amount received.  The College prioritized students with exceptional financial need. The following methods have been used as of this report:
    • The College provided funds to remote students, all with demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA, who needed financial assistance to attend in-person graduation. Students received an email with instructions to notify Student Financial Services to request assistance.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $100 to $1,111. 
    • The College provided funds to students who required emergency travel assistance to go home at the end of the spring semester.  Students with an expected family contribution of $0-$20,000 received an email with instructions to complete a google form to request assistance.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $100 to $1,300. 
    • The College provided funds on a case-by-case basis based on individual requests.  The students awarded were Pell-eligible students.  Funds were provided based on each student’s specific need and grant amounts ranged from $1,003 to $3,450.
  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.

Institutional Portion: Quarterly Reports

All HEERF grantees that received a Section 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion are required to post this information publicly on the institution’s primary website in the same place as the Student Portion Public Reporting. 

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

Middlebury allocated the institutional portion of these funds towards the expense related to issuing spring 2020 room and board refunds to students due to the shift to remote instruction as a result of the coronavirus. 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

Middlebury allocated the institutional portion of these funds towards additional grants to students and the expense related to issuing spring 2020 room and board refunds to students due to the shift to remote instruction as a result of the coronavirus.

American Rescue Plan (ARP)