The Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) in late December 2020. Learn more about how we are using this funding.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II

Final Report – June 30, 2021

Dean College signed and returned the certification and agreement form and will use the mandated funding or $543,588 to assist our students. Per federal guidelines, we will provide emergency financial aid grants to our students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and who were enrolled during the Spring 2021 term for their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each institution is given the authority to determine how best to distribute these funds to its students. Dean College had 983 Title IV eligible students enrolled at the time our classes moved off-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 19, Dean College sent checks totaling $530,500 to 852 students based on their enrollment, residency status, and their financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Amounts are outlined in the tables below.

Students Full Time Commuter Award Amounts
70 $ 500 EFC = $0 - $13,857
31 $ 250 EFC = $13,858 - $43,114


Students  Full Time Resident Award Amounts 
525 $ 750 EFC = $0 - $18,056
150 $ 500 EFC = $18,057 - $39,222
76 $ 250 EFC = $39,223 - $60,172

In the event additional relief opportunities become available, we will notify students promptly. Dean College is committed to doing all we can to support you during these unprecedented times. Please reach out to Student Financial Planning at or at 508-541-1518 if you have any questions.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the disbursement of HEERF II funding: