CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Notice

Students attending AAMI Campus Classes in the Spring of 2020, as of March 27th, 2020, and who are experiencing a short-term financial need due to the disruption of campus operations caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), please fill out the application via the link below for consideration of a one-time emergency student grant from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. These emergency funds can pay for expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

The recently enacted federal CARES Act provided money to colleges and universities to distribute for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to provide financial assistance to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. This funding is separate from additional financial aid you may receive from AAMI and may be limited by the number of grants applied for, and the amount funds that are available.

Please carefully review the application via the link below to determine if you have qualifying expenses and are eligible to receive funding under the CARES Act.

Awarded students will receive an allocated amount depending on the applications received, the overall grant award the school received, and the number of students making application.  In the spirit of serving as many of AAMI’s most in need students, and because CARES Act funding is limited, eligible students are encouraged to apply for a grant in a timely manner.

Students can submit questions to Ms. Natalie Givan ngivan@aami.edu who will respond as soon as possible. 

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Application

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Allocation Required Website Posting

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act as of September 30, 2020

Quarterly Budget and Final Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act as of December 31, 2020

HEERF II CRRSAA STUDENT AID FUNDS

What is the CRRSAA HEERF II Student Aid Funds?


The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is part of the
federal government’s Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental
Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), similar to the CARES Act that passed last
year. It provides emergency grants from the US Department of Education
to eligible students and institutions to help cover education-related
expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress intends for
recipients to use the funds they receive for unexpected expenses, unmet
financial need, or expenses related to the disruption of campus operations
resulting from the coronavirus. These include expenses for food, housing,
course materials, technology, health care, or childcare.

Who is eligible for the CRRSAA HEERF II Student Aid funds?

Congress has directed these funds to go to students with exceptional
financial need, such as those eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant.
Current AAMI students who are Pell-eligible received a partial distribution
of these finds. AAMI’s Financial Aid Office used data provided by the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) documentation to determine
student eligibility. 


It was determined 159 students were eligible to receive federal funds for
the Spring 2021 semester. On March 15 th , 2021, AAMI disbursed
$31,693.68 of the $95,080.00 it received for student aid. The remaining
balance will be disbursed in the future to students deemed eligible at that
time.


Unfortunately, the US Department of Education does not currently allow
these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students,
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, or non-
matriculated students.

CRRSAA HEERF II Institution funds


AAMI also received $188,091.00 to be used by the institution to cover
COVID related expenses incurred on or after December 27, 2020 (the date
of the enactment of the CRRSAA). CRRSAA permits use of funding to
mitigate “lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred,
technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty
and staff trainings, payroll, and student support activities authorized by the
Higher Education Act that address needs related to coronavirus.”