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Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), UK is eligible for $26.7 million. More than $8.9 million has been directed toward aid to students, whose educations have been disrupted by COVID-19.

As of March 31, 2021, the university disbursed $8,058,343.76 of CRRSAA Grant funding for 7,161 students.

As of June 30, 2021, the university disbursed $8,911,763.33 of CRRSAA Grant funding for 9,685 students.

As of September 30, 2021, the university disbursed $8,905,529.00 of CRRSAA Grant funding for 9,675 students.

For more information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

UK's Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Institutional Funding Reports can be found below.

As of September 30, 2021

Grand total distributed: $8,905,529.00

Total number of students awarded: 9,675

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

CRRSAA Report and Disclosure

  1. The University of Kentucky agrees to all terms and gives assurance that the University will use all funds allocated to student aid under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020, to provide direct grant assistance to eligible students for eligible expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due the COVID-19 crisis.  
  2. The University of Kentucky received its CRRSAA award notifications from the U.S. Department of Education in the cumulative amount of $26,729,420 on January 17, 2021, authorizing the University to use 33% of this award for the direct distribution of emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of CRRSAA emergency grants distributed to students as of September 30, 2021 is $8,905,529.00.
  4. The total number of University students who received an emergency grant under the CRRSAA as of September 30, 2021 is 9,675.
  5. The estimated total number of students that were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (1)(4) Program is 17,623 students for CRRSAA and 30,317 students for ARP.
  6. The methods used by the University to determine which students receive emergency grants and how much they would receive under CRRSAA are as follows:
    • The University identified and prioritized recipients for distribution of CRRSAA Emergency Financial Aid Grants using its existing UKLeads methodology. The UKLeads program utilizes a predictive model to isolate financial need as the root cause of student attrition and shifts institutional aid to a broader group of students to provide more equitable access to higher education. This data-informed approach allows UK to identify the students whose primary barrier to success is financial.
    • Students who were not pre-selected through the UKLEADS methodology also had the opportunity to apply directly for consideration.
  7. The following instructions, directions, or guidance was provided by UK to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants: