Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) Reporting Requirements for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds (HEERFIII):

1. LaGrange College acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education ensuring compliance with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Public Law 117-2, and will use the applicable amount of funds designated under ARPA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The institution is required to report on distribution of these funds on both and quarterly and annual basis.

2. LaGrange College received notification that $1,446,749 in ARPA, HEERF III funding was approved to provide emergency financial aid grants to students eligible under the Department of Education guidelines.

3. The institution determined there were 642 students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant Funds under HEERFIII.  

• As of June 30, 2021, LaGrange College had not yet distributed any funds to students.
• As of September 30, 2021, LaGrange College had calculated eligibility of students but had not distributed any funds to students.
•On October 17, 2021, LaGrange College distributed $499,175 to 568 students. The remaining funds will be distributed to returning students upon their return to campus in February 2022 for spring semester.  

 4. The method LaGrange College used to determine which student received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive in HEERFIII funding was based on a tier system taking into consideration Pell eligibility, FAFSA completion, Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and EFC (expected family contribution).

5. All eligible students were given the option, in writing, to decide if funds should be applied to their student account or if they would prefer a college check. Those not responding their preference in writing were provided their allocation by college check. 446 students received a check payment and 102 students applied their funds to their student account.

To view the HEERFIII Funding notifications sent to students, click here.

For further information please contact the Office of Business and Finance at LaGrange College.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for quarter ending 12/31/21