The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) was authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and signed into law on March 21, 2021. Marietta College will distribute at least $1,172,323 in emergency grants for eligible students. HEERF III funds may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care, mental health care or child care.

Grants will be distributed to 1,110 degree-seeking students enrolled at the end of the Spring 2021 semester at Marietta College with an emphasis on providing additional support to students with the most significant demonstrated financial need as determined by Pell grant eligibility.

Full-time Pell-eligible students will receive $1,360 each and part-time Pell-eligible students will receive a prorated amount based on enrolled hours. Full-time non-Pell students will receive $970 each and part-time non-Pell students will receive a prorated amount based on the enrolled hours.

Emergency grants will be distributed via check or direct deposit (ACH) beginning on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The emergency grant is not considered federal financial aid and is not considered a resource when determining financial aid eligibility.

For more information about your payment, please contact Student Accounts at mcbill@marietta.edu or 800.274,4619. For more information about Financial Aid eligibility, please contact finaid@marietta.edu or 800.331.2709.

Previous HEERF and CARES Act information

HEERF II Disclosure

As a result of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, Marietta College has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds ( HEERF II ) in the amount of $435,742 for the sole purpose of providing student emergency grants. Grants can be used for any component of the published cost of attendance including tuition, fees, room , board, books, transportation, personal miscellaneous items, or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as food, technology, and health care (including mental).

Marietta College will be distributing the funds to all full- time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who are United States citizens in the amount of $446 per student. In addition, we will be providing grants for part-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking students, who are Pell Grant eligible and demonstrate exceptional need in the amount of $446 per student in this category. A total of 977 students will receive a HEERF II Emergency Student Grant. The disbursement will occur on March 2, 2021. Please note the citizenship requirement was established by interpretation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, which prohibits certain noncitizens from receiving federal benefits, applies to HEERF II funds, making DACA, undocumented, and international students ineligible.

CARES Act

Marietta College has submitted the certification and agreement form to access Higher  Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) and intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of $435,236 to provide emergency grants to students. Marietta College made the decision to award the grant equally to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students, who were eligible to receive Title IV funding based on FAFSA results,  who were enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester as of March 16, 2020.

Funds were released the week of May 11, 2020, by Marietta College to 853 eligible students. These funds are to be used to assist with the costs of attendance for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

Interim Reporting Guidelines

CARES Act Requirements

  • An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned the certification and agreement form and that the institution has used, or intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive, or has received under the HEERF student portion.
  • Of those funds, the total amount that has been distributed to students as of the date of reporting (i.e. the first 30-day deadline, and then every 45 days thereafter).
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant.
  • How the institution determined which students did, or will receive emergency financial aid grants and how much funding they did, or will receive.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.