Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act (CRRSAA) Reporting and Disclosure

Kent State University (KSU) acknowledges that on February 2, 2021, the institution signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement form.  KSU has used, or intends to use, at least 50% of the funds received under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act (CRRSAA) to provide HEER II funded CRRSAA-KSU Grants to students.  

HEERF II CRRSAA March 31, 2021 Report and Disclosure

Coronavirus Reponse and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Report and Disclosure

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) Reporting
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
Kent State University
March 31, 2021

Kent State University (KSU) acknowledges that on February 2, 2021, the institution signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement form. KSU has used, or intends to use, at least 50% of the funds received under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act (CRRSAA) to provide HEER II funded KSU CRRSAA-KSU Grants to students.

  • The total amount of HEER II funding that KSU received to distribute to students is $9,653,622.
  • The total amount of HEER II funded CRRSAA-KSU Grants that have been distributed to KSU students as of March 18, 2021 is $8,477,047.  
  • The estimated total number of KSU students at the institution eligible to receive a CRRSAA funded grant is 26,809.
  • The total number of students who have received a CRRSAA-KSU Grant is 4,386.

Kent State University is using one student application to be considered for the Federal HEER I and Federal HEER II funding or for KSU Foundation funding (Pay it Flash Forward Grant).

To be eligible for a HEER II funded CRRSAA - KSU Grant a student must:

  1. Complete the KSU Emergency Grant Application, available at: https://www.kent.edu/studentaffairs/dean/covid-19-emergency-resources
  2. Begin enrollment in the current term at KSU and prior to submitting the application
  3. Complete a FAFSA for any aid year
  4. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen (as defined by the FAFSA)

CRRSAA - KSU Grant Award Determination

The maximum HEER II funded CRRSAA - KSU Grant award made to a student is based on the requested amount and the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the current aid year FAFSA (if available).  

Maximum awards are:

20-21 EFC Range

Award Amount

0-9999 Up to $3,000
10,000 or above Up to $1,500
No FAFSA Up to $1,500

How Students are Notified:

At the time a KSU Emergency Grant Application is received and again when a decision is reached, students are notified with an email to their kent.edu account and their FlashLine Account is updated to reflect the application status. 

The KSU Emergency Grant Application is available at:  https://www.kent.edu/studentaffairs/dean/covid-19-emergency-resources

Students are directed to the Kent State FlashLine student portal to complete the application.   The application is only available to students enrolled in the current term.