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Emergency Funding

ϲʹ Student Emergency Relief Fund

ϲʹ will begin distributing $1,921,578 in emergency relief grants to eligible students enrolled in classes in the Summer and Fall 2021 terms. Kettering received funding to make these grants available as a result of the American Rescue Plan of 2021. This is legislation that was signed into law on March 11, 2021, to ensure college students’ learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education directed Kettering to provide funds to “students with exceptional need,” such as Pell Grant recipients and others with demonstrable need. Criteria for determining eligibility includes:

  • Students enrolled in Summer or Fall term 2021: Domestic, international, and undocumented students; degree- and non-degree-seeking students; dual enrolled, undergraduate and graduate students; on-campus and KUO.
  • Only students who have submitted an up-to-date FAFSA or International Student EFC Worksheet will be considered:
    • Domestic students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents) must complete and submit a if they have not already done so (Kettering’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 002262). Those with demonstrated financial need, as represented by an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $16,000 or less based on the FAFSA, will be eligible.
      • Students who have demonstrated financial need, as represented by a previously submitted FAFSA, will be prioritized. Students with new FAFSA submissions will also be considered on a rolling basis.
      • Here is more information about applying for federal aid.
      • Students whose family financial situation has changed significantly since their FAFSAs were submitted, as a result of loss of employment, reduced income, or food or housing insecurity, may be eligible for Professional Judgment.
    • International and undocumented students must complete and submit the HEERF III . Completed worksheets must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, either by email or delivered in-person. Those with demonstrated financial need, as represented by an Expected Family Contribution of $16,000 or less based on the International Student EFC Worksheet, will be eligible.
  • Emergency relief grants will be distributed until funding is exhausted.

Eligible students will receive grants in the amount of $2000. Students who receive grants may use them for any component of the cost of attending the University or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), and child care. Kettering will distribute these grants directly to eligible students. They are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Eligible students will be notified through their Kettering email, which will include details to obtain their funds. Determination of eligibility of new B-section students will begin following their SOAR sessions (which include class registration).

Students who are not eligible for this grant funding and have a financial hardship should contact Financial Aid to discuss options.

Deferred Payment Plan Options

If you are experiencing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, please contact Student Accounts (studentaccounts@kettering.edu) to review deferred payment plan options.