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CRRSSA and ARP Funds Reporting

I. Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II and III Reporting – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Doane University received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), enacted on December 27, 2020. Doane initially reported the use of CRRSAA funds here. Doane received funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III authorized by the American Recovery Plan (ARP), enacted on March 11, 2021. The following is a report as required describing the use of funds distributed from HEERF.

  1. An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Doane University signed and submitted to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution would use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

  1. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Doane University received $769,461 and $2,196,625 from the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs, respectively.

  1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

Quarter 1 (2022) Report (Final): At the time of this report (after the calendar quarter ending March 31, 2022), Doane University distributed $411,285, the final balance of available Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the ARP. Doane also distributed $17,015 of Strengthening Institutions Program funds to students determined to be eligible according to federal guidelines.

Quarter 4 Report: No awards or expenditures to report.

Quarter 3 Report: At the time of this report (after the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2021), Doane University distributed $1,777,200 of the available Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the ARP.

Quarter 2 Report: At the time of this report (after the calendar quarter ending June 30, 2021), Doane University distributed all available Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CRRSAA ($769,461) and a small portion of institutional funds ($13,039).

  1. The estimated total number of students at the institution that were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Quarter 1 (2022) Report (Final): Doane University estimated that 2,105 students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the ARP as of December 31, 2021. Of the 2,105 eligible students, 666 had received Emergency Financial Aid Grants in the previous wave of funding (totaling $1,407,300 in grants).

Quarter 4 Report: No awards or expenditures to report.

Quarter 3 Report: Doane University estimated that 2,532 students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the ARP as of June 30, 2021.

Quarter 2 Report: Doane University estimated that 1,799 students were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CRRSSA.

  1. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Quarter 1 (2022) Report (Final): At the time of this report (after the calendar quarter ending March 31, 2022), 275 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the ARP. An additional 17 students received Strengthening Institutions Program funds.

Quarter 4 Report: No awards or expenditures to report.

Quarter 3 Report: At the time of this report (after the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2021), 1,122 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the ARP.

Quarter 2 Report: At the time of this report (after the calendar quarter ending June 30, 2021), 635 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CRRSAA.

  1. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs.

Quarter 1 (2022) Report (Final): Doane distributed the remainder of available students funds ($411,285) and $17,015 of Strengthening Institutions Program funds to students determined to be eligible according to federal guidelines AND who completed the 2021-22 FAFSA (to determine exceptional need) who were either (a) newly enrolled in the following semesters/terms: Fall 21 semester, Crete campus, and the 21/AUTM and 21/WIN1 terms, Lincoln and Omaha campuses, and online; (b) re-enrolled from the previous semesters/terms and newly eligible for HEERF emergency student aid funds based on updated FAFSA information; or (c) Wave 1 Tier 3 award recipients who were now eligible for Tier 2 level funding based on updated FAFSA information. See eligibility guidelines below. The Financial Aid Office conducted an extensive communication campaign in Fall 2021 encouraging all students to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA. This included messaging informing students of the opportunity to complete Doane’s Special Circumstance Professional Judgment process if they felt their FAFSA EFC did not accurately reflect their or their parent’s current financial situation. The methods used to determine which students received emergency aid and how much they received were initially reported on February 11, 2022, here.

Quarter 3 Report: Doane distributed 81% of available ARP student aid funds ($1,777,200) to students determined to be eligible according to federal guidelines AND who completed the 2020-21 FAFSA (to determine exceptional need) who were enrolled in the following semesters/terms: Spring 21 semester, Crete campus, and the 21/WIN2 and 21/SPR terms, Lincoln and Omaha campuses, and online. The methods used to determine which students received emergency aid and how much they received were initially reported on September 2, 2021, here.

Quarter 2 Report: Doane distributed 100% of available student aid funds ($769,461) and a small portion of institutional funds ($13,039) immediately to eligible students (according to the federal guidelines) for which exceptional need could be determined. The methods used to determine which students received emergency aid and how much they received were initially reported on February 25, 2021, here.

  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Quarter 1 (2022) Report (Final): Doane University provided a full description of policies and procedures concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants on Doane’s dedicated COVID-19 information page. Emails were sent to students to inform them of the process to determine their eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants and emails were sent about the emergency aid that was awarded.

Quarter 3 Report: Doane University provided a full description of policies and procedures concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants on Doane’s dedicated COVID-19 information page. Emails were sent to students to inform them of the process to determine their eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants and emails were sent about the emergency aid that was awarded.

Quarter 2 Report: Doane University provided a full description of policies and procedures concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants on Doane’s dedicated COVID-19 information page. Emails were sent to students to inform them of the process to determine their eligibility for Emergency Financial Aid Grants and emails were sent about the emergency aid that was awarded.

II. Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting, CRRSSA and ARP Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion and 18004(a)(2) Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP).

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report - 3/31/21

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report - 6/30/21

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report - 9/30/21 (posted 10/8/21)

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report - 12/31/21 (posted 1/7/22)  

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report - 03/31/22 (posted 4/20/22)