Emergency Relief Funds & COVID-19 Guidance

HEERF Institutional Portion Report and Disclosure

For information pertaining to the Institutional Portion of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), please review the reports below –

HEERF I, II & III Combined Quarterly Report for Period Ending June 30, 2021
HEERF I & II Combined Quarterly Report for Period Ending March 31, 2021
HEERF I Quarterly Report for Period Ending March 31, 2021
HEERF I Quarterly Report for Period Ending December 31, 2020
HEERF I Quarterly Report for Period Ending September 30, 2020

HEERF Student Portion Report and Disclosure

Last Updated:  07/12/2021

Texas A&M University acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that it will use the applicable amount of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds III (HEERF III) designated under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund I (HEERF I) was initially established by the CARES Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020.

  1. The total funds Texas A&M will allocate for distributions to students at College Station, Galveston, and the Health Science Center is $53,991,953.
  2. To date, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students from HEERF III funds is $9,840,350. 
    • Amount spent in the quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021: $0
    • Amount spent in the quarter ranging July 2021 – September 2021: $9,840,350
  3. The estimated total number of students at Texas A&M University potentially eligible to receive funds from HEERF III are –
    • In the 2020-2021 academic year (Summer 2021): 27,283
  4. To date, the total number of students that have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from HEERF III funds is –
    • For College Station: 9,668
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021: 0
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging July 2021 – September 2021: 9,668
    • For Galveston: 310
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021: 0
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging July 2021 – September 2021: 310
    • For Health Science Center: 516
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021: 0
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging July 2021 – September 2021: 516
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much currently enrolled students receive in HEERF III funds for Summer 2021 are as follows –
    • Block grants offered to students who meet the following conditions:
      • Group 1 (Undergraduate Students only):  $1,000 - $1,200
        1. A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA has been received
        2. Qualify for the Pell Grant based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported by the FAFSA
        3. Awarded $1,000 to College Station and Health Science Center students
        4. Awarded $1,200 to Galveston students
      • Group 2
        1. Undergraduate Students:  $500 - $1,200
          • A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA, TASFA, or ISFAA has been received
          • Student does not qualify for the Pell Grant
          • Amounts as follows based on Cost of Attendance and EFC –
            1. Awarded $500 to students who have unmet need of $100 - $5,000
            2. Awarded $750 to students who have unmet need of $5,001 - $10,000
            3. Awarded $1,000 to College Station and Health Science Center students who have unmet need of $10,001+
            4. Awarded $1,200 to Galveston students who have unmet need of $10,001+
        2. Graduate Students:  $500 - $1,000
          • A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA, TASFA, or ISFAA has been received
          • Awarded $500 to Health Science Center students with at least $100 in unmet need
          • Amounts as follows based on Cost of Attendance and EFC for College Station and Galveston –
            1. Awarded $500 to students who have unmet need of $100 - $5,000
            2. Awarded $750 to students who have unmet need of $5,001 - $10,000
            3. Awarded $1,000 to students who have unmet need of $10,001+
        3. NOTE: The determination of unmet need did not take into consideration any loans or work-study amounts.
    • A Non-Filer Application will be sent to students who do not have a complete financial aid application (i.e. FAFSA, TASFA, or ISFAA) on file.
      • Completion of the application does not guarantee the student will receive HEERF III funds.
      • Award amounts may vary based on the information provided in the application.
    • Funding will also be used for those who have eligibility based on Professional Judgment.
  6. The University is informing students of the availability of this funding through the financial aid website and direct e-mails to students who meet initial qualifications based on university information.  Additionally, the University is directly informing both students and parents via email about the availability of the Professional Judgment process, specifically for situations in which a student’s or parent’s income may have changed.  This information is available publicly on our News webpage and as part of our HEERF III FAQs (“Is there help available if my income has changed?”).

Last Updated:  07/06/2021

Texas A&M University acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that it will use the applicable amount of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II) designated under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020, to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund I (HEERF I) was initially established by the CARES Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020.
 
As of June 17, 2021, Texas A&M University has distributed all Student Portion funds required under the CRRSA Act. The content shown below in items one through six serves as the final report for the Student Portion of these funds.

  1. The total funds Texas A&M will allocate for distributions to students at College Station, Galveston, and the Health Science Center is $19,908,222.
  2. To date, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students from HEERF II funds is $19,908,222. 
    • Amount spent in the quarter ranging January 2021 – March 2021:  $18,917,900
    • Amount spent in the quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021:  $990,322
  3. The estimated total number of students at Texas A&M University potentially eligible to receive funds from HEERF II in the 2020-2021 academic year (as of the Spring 2021 census date) is 61,809.
  4. To date, the total number of students that have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from HEERF II funds is –
    • For College Station: 20,954
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging January 2021 – March 2021:  20,131
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021:  823
    • For Galveston: 660
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging January 2021 – March 2021:  649
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021:  11
    • For Health Science Center: 1,357
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging January 2021 – March 2021:  683
      • Number awarded in quarter ranging April 2021 – June 2021:  674
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much currently enrolled students receive in HEERF II funds for Spring 2021 are as follows –
    • Block grants offered to students who meet the following conditions:
      • Group 1: $1,100
        1. A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA has been received
        2. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
        3. Undergraduate students:
          • Qualify for the Pell Grant based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported by the FAFSA
        4. Graduate and professional students:
          • Have less than $1,500 in combined grants, scholarships, and other resources
          • Have an EFC reported by the FAFSA that is 5,711 or less
      • Group 2: $400-$800
        1. A valid 2020-2021 FAFSA has been received
        2. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
        3. Awarded to undergraduate students only that do not qualify for the Pell Grant based on the EFC reported by the FAFSA
        4. Awarded $400 to students who have unmet need of $100-$10,000 based on their Cost of Attendance and EFC
          • The determination of unmet need did not take into consideration any loans or work-study amounts
        5. Awarded $800 to students who have more than $10,000 in remaining unmet need based on their Cost of Attendance and EFC
          • The determination of unmet need did not take into consideration any loans or work-study amounts
    • Non-FAFSA filers that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents were sent a link to complete a HEERF II Application to be considered for HEERF II funds.
      • Completion of the application does not guarantee the student will receive HEERF II funds.
  6. Award amounts will not exceed $400 per student.
  7. The University is informing students of the availability of this funding through the financial aid website and direct e-mails to students who meet initial qualifications based on university information.

For archived reports, please review the links below –

CRRSA Act Student Portion Report and Disclosure – April 2021 Quarterly Update

Last Updated:  04/09/2021

Texas A&M University acknowledges that it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Form assuring the University intends to use at least 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.  To meet the reporting requirements outlined in the CARES Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, Texas A&M University is disclosing the following information.

As of April 5, 2021, Texas A&M University has distributed all Student Portion funds required under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The content shown below in items one through seven serves as the final report for the Student Portion of these funds.

  1. The total funds Texas A&M will receive for distributions to students from the U.S. Department of Education is $19,908,222. This is allocated to College Station, Galveston, and the Health Science Center as follows -
    • College Station: $18,735,148
    • Galveston: $589,407
    • Health Science Center: $583,667
  2. To date, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $19,908,222.
  3. The estimated total number of students at Texas A&M University eligible to participate in federal aid programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is –
    • In the 2019-2020 academic year: 40,083
    • In the 2020-2021 academic year: 40,229
  4. To date, the total number of students that have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is –
    • For College Station: 15,105
    • For Galveston: 446
    • For Health Science Center: 573
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive in Emergency Financial Aid Grants for the Summer are as follows –
    • Block grants offered to College Station and Galveston students enrolled in Summer to assist with rent and food costs
      1. For College Station:
        • $600 for non-Pell eligible undergraduates, graduates, and professional students
        • $1,200 for Pell-eligible undergraduates
      2. For Galveston:
        • $900 for non-Pell eligible undergraduates
        • $1,000 for graduates and professional students
        • $1,500 for Pell-eligible undergraduates
      3. The following student groups will be excluded:
        • Those who lived on campus and received a housing refund
        • Those who were not enrolled in Spring 2020
        • Those who were living at home (indicated on the FAFSA)
      4. The following student groups will be prioritized:
        • Undergraduates
        • Newly admitted students through the expedited admissions process
        • Continuing Master’s Degree students
        • Unfunded Doctoral students
    • Students may submit the existing Counselor Review Form to Scholarships & Financial Aid for review of extenuating circumstances.
      1. This form is available by clicking on “My Financial information has changed” on the Emergency Aid webpage
    • Students may submit an Emergency Aid Application by visiting the Emergency Aid webpage and clicking on “Emergency Aid Application”. The application is housed in the Financial Aid Portal, and students will list the amount they are requesting and indicate their need category –
      1. This includes, but is not limited to:
        • Rent/Utilities
        • Food
        • Medical
        • Childcare
        • Technology/Course materials (to include internet cost)
    • Maximum amounts will be as follows and whether a student qualifies for the maximum will be based on the needs presented in the emergency aid application and whether or not the student has already been awarded the maximum in CARES eligibility –
      1. For College Station:  $1,700 for Pell-eligible undergraduate students and $1,100 for non-Pell eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
      2. For Galveston:  $1,500 for Pell-eligible undergraduate students, $900 for non-Pell eligible undergraduate students, and $1,000 for graduate and professional students
      3. For Health Science Center:  $1,500 for Pell-eligible undergraduate students and $900 for non-Pell eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  6. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive in Emergency Financial Aid Grants for the Fall are as follows –
    • Students may submit an Emergency Aid Application by visiting the Emergency Aid webpage and clicking on “Emergency Aid Application”. The application is housed in the Financial Aid Portal, and students will list the amount they are requesting and indicate their need category –
      1. This includes, but is not limited to:
        • Rent/Utilities
        • Food
        • Medical
        • Childcare
        • Technology
        • Books/Course Materials
    • Maximum amounts will be as follows and whether a student qualifies for the maximum will be based on the needs presented in the emergency aid application –
      1. For College Station:  $3,500 for all students
      2. For Galveston:  $2,500 for all students
      3. For Health Science Center:  $200 for students previously awarded CARES Act funding in the Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 semester and $1,100 for students not previously awarded CARES Act funding
      4. Technology expenses will be limited for students at all locations to $1,000 per student
  7. The University is informing students of the availability of this funding and steps to apply through postings on the institutional websitefinancial aid website and technology website, e-mail, the Financial Aid Portal, and social media accounts. If completing the Emergency Aid Application, instructions are as follows:
    • Students will select the Financial Aid Portal icon after logging in to howdy.tamu.edu.
    • In the Financial Aid Portal, ensure the academic year that you are applying for is selected.
    • Click on Helpful Links on the menu on the left side of the page.
    • Complete the Emergency Aid Application.
For archived reports, please review the links below –

CARES Act Student Portion Report and Disclosure – Initial
CARES Act Student Portion Report and Disclosure – July 2020
CARES Act Student Portion Report and Disclosure – August 2020
CARES Act Student Portion Report and Disclosure – October 2020 Quarterly Update
CARES Act Student Portion Report and Disclosure – January 2021 Quarterly Update