ARP HEERF III Grant Information For Castleton University

Originally posted on July 10, 2021

Updated on September 22, 2021

Updated October 11, 2021

Updated January 10, 2022

Updated February 17, 2022

Updated March 10, 2022

As of March 1, 2022, all HEERF III funds at Castleton University that had been assigned to be disbursed directly to students have been disbursed. This collection of awarding included both new and returning students in the spring semester as well as a population of international students who had been awarded in the fall but were unable to receive a physical check sent. New students were awarded based on the criteria outlined in the fall 2021 semester.

As funds were increasingly limited, the criteria for awarding returning students looked at both financial need as demonstrated in the FAFSA as well as how much Federal funding a student had already received. In the spring term, $355,266 was awarded to a total of 342 Castleton University students. The breakdown of awards is noted below:

Spring 2022 Summary

CategoriesAward AmountNumberTotals
Undergrad 0-5846 EFC$1,75026$45,500
Undergrad 5847 – 15000 EFC$1,5008$12,000
Undergrad 15k+ EFC No FAFSA$75039$29,250
Graduate Part-Time$5001$500
Graduate Full-time$1,0003$3,000
22SP/22SPK Block Grants$1,000263$263,000
Special Circumstance$7501$750
Special Circumstance$1,2661$1,266
GRAND TOTAL342$355,266

Fall 2021 Summary

On October 1, 2021, Castleton University awarded HEERF III grants to all matriculated students enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester. Upon review, changes were made to student awards on October 8, 2021 to more accurately reflect awarding criteria. These funds were sent directly to students and were not to be applied against their student account. Undergraduate students were awarded based on need as demonstrated by the FAFSA while graduate students were awarded based on part-time/full-time status – the breakdown of categories is below. This award totaled $2,156,750 out of the $2,697,016 that Castleton University was given to disburse to students. Given the $185,000 that was distributed in the summer, there is now $355,266 remaining that will be disbursed to students in the Spring 2022 semester.

CategoriesAward AmountNumber of StudentsTotal Awarded
Undergrad 0-5846 EFC $1,750 594$1,039,500
Undergrad 5847 – 15000 EFC$1,500275 $412,500 
Undergrad 15k+ EFC No FAFSA$750785$588,750
Graduate Part-Time$50084$42,000
Graduate Full-time $1,000 74$74,000
Master Totals:1813 $2,156,750

Summer 2021 Summary

On August 5, 2021, Castleton University awarded $500 HEERF III grants to all students who were enrolled in Summer courses. We awarded a total of 370 CU students (243 undergrad/125 graduate). This totaled $185,000 awarded out of the total $2,697,016 that Castleton University was given to go to students. The remaining $2,512,016 will be disbursed in the current academic year.