Emergency Funding

Kettering University Student Emergency Relief Fund

Kettering University has received funding through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to provide Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II) to eligible students enrolled in Winter and Spring 2021 terms.

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

  • Domestic undergraduate degree-seeking students enrolled in Winter or Spring 2021
  • Demonstrated financial need as represented by an Expected Family Contribution of $8000 or less, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Lack of cooperative employment as of 3/18/2021 and an Expected Family Contribution of $36,000 or less, as determined by the FAFSA

Grant awards are underway.  They range from $1,800 to $2,400.  Eligible students will receive notification of their award via Kettering email.  Students who receive a grant may use the funds for any component of the cost of attending the University or for emergency costs that arose during the designated terms 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.  No application process is required.

If you are eligible: You will be notified about the award via your Kettering email.  Follow the instructions in your award letter to receive the grant.   

If you are ineligible and have a financial hardship: 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.