Quarterly ARPA Reporting

  • As of October 1, 2021 MSUB has awarded 3101 students through an automated process using the student’s FAFSA EFC and enrollment level as of census day, September 28, 2021.
  • The total amount awarded was $2,014,375 for an average award of $649.59 per student.
  • As of June 30, 2021 MSUB has awarded 955 students a total of $860,030 in CARES abd HEERF II funds through the spring 2021 term.  This comprises an average award of $900.55 per student.  For the summer term, full-time undergraduate students with high Pell need amounted to 389 students at $403,860 while no-Pell came to 228 students at $221,550.  Part-time high Pell had 169 students for a total of $118,500 and part-time no Pell had 110 students for a total awarded of $771,550.  Full-time graduate student awards totaled 32 students for $28,900 while part-time graduate students received 27 awards for a total of $15,670.
  • As of June 11, 2021 MSUB has awarded 797 students $784,145 in CARES and HERRF II funds for the spring 2021 term.  This comprises an average award per student of $983.87.  At present, no HEERF III (American Rescue Plan) dollars have been awarded to students.  Once the HEERF II funds have been utilized, ARP awarding will begin.  In addition to spring awards, a total of 118 summer students have received $89,900 in awards for an average payment of $761.86.  The smaller average award for summer is indicative of the larger number of students who enrolled part-time.
  • As of May 19, 2020, MUS Billings has awarded 120 students for a total of $81,625 of the first CARES Act allocation.
  • As of June 24, 2020- MSUB has awarded 402 students with a total of $270,655 in CARES Act Section 1800 (a)(1) funding.  This is an average award per student of $673.27
  • As of August 27, 2020- MSUB has awarded 506 students (spring and summer) with a total of $322,655 in CARES Act Section 1800 (a)(1) funding.  This is an average award per student of $637.66.  In addition, preliminary awarding for the fall term as of this reporting date has an additional $150,000 for 155 students for an average award of $967.74. These will not be disbursed until fall census can confirm enrollment on September 9, 2020.  This comprises an actual and anticipated total disbursement 9/6/2020 of $472,655.
  • As of October 30, 2020- MSUB has awarded 1299 students (spring, summer and fall) with a total of $819,930 in CARES Act Section 1800 (a)(1) funding.  This is an average award per student of $628.12.
  • As of December 31, 2020- MSUB has awarded 1327 students (spring, summer and fall) with a total of $860,030 in CARES Act Section 1800 (a)(1) funding.  This is an average per student of $648.10.
  • Quarterly CARES/HEERF Report for March 31, 2021

As of March 31, 2021- MSUB has paid the remaining CARES allocation consisting of 233 awards for a total award amount of $236,945.  The MSUB HERRF II awards for the quarter consists of 348 students awarded for a total of $338,200 or an average award of $971.84

  • Federal Work Study to SEOG CARES assistance: MSU Billings has awarded 200 students for a total of $77,560 in actual paid students. The earlier posing of $100,000 was reduced to account for student changes/withdrawals, etc.
  • MSU Billings has identified 961 FAFSA-eligible students who enrolled for the spring 2020 semester. The first phase of awarding will go to our highest need students with a $0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The total number of $0 EFC eligible students is 532. Per federal and state guidelines issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE), awards will have a general maximum of $800. Exceptional circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case where higher amounts will be considered.
  • The MSU Billings awarding process will progress in stages in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) guidelines.  
  • The awarding priorities will be:
    • First Priority: Spring 2020 students- highest need students first, mid-range EFC, then all other FAFSA eligible students.
    • Second Priority: Summer 2020 students
    • Third Priority: Fall 2020 students
    • Fourth Priority: Spring 2021 students until funds are exhausted.
  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act provides emergency assistance to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations resulting from the COVID-19 health crisis. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.
  • As of April 1, 2022 -there were 2874 students awarded emergency APRA proceeds through the Phase one automated process.  These were awarded based on the student’s FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as shown in the payment grid for below.  Twenty-five additional awards through the Phase II application are also included in the total figures below. The combined amount awarded as of April 1, 2022 was $2,158,400 for an average award of $751.01 per student.

Institutional CARES Report Details

Institutional CRRSA Report Details

Institutional ARPA Report Details

Student Expense and Institutional ARPA Report