The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), also known as Public Law 110-315 or the Student Right-to-Know Act, was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
The University of Rochester, in compliance with student consumer information regulations, is making this information available to prospective students, parents, prospective staff, current students, current staff, and the public.
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. Section 314 of the CRRSAA created a second Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund called HEERF II to provide emergency financial aid assistance to students. Funds may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, technology, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
The University received $3,005,849 on January 17, 2021 to be allocated across The College of Arts, Science & Engineering, Eastman School of Music, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Each school will distribute its funding allocation based on the unique needs of its student population. Details will be provided as soon as possible.
Awards will be distributed to eligible students based on an analysis of financial need, using information from a student’s financial aid application and/or appeal process, with an emphasis on providing additional support to the neediest populations and those experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the “Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. Section 18004 of the Act created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) for distribution to colleges and universities, intended to help offset costs to students and institutions resulting from campus disruptions due to the Coronavirus. This report is required by Section 18004(e) of the Act and is published here pursuant to the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
As required by Section 18004(c) of the Act, the University intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The University of Rochester signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students under the Act on April 27, 2020.
The University received $3,005,849 – 50% of its total HEERF allocation — on May 6, 2020. This funding has been allocated among The College of Arts, Science & Engineering, Eastman School of Music, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Each school will distribute its funding allocation based on the unique needs of its student population. The allocations among schools and to various groups of students are described below.
As of the date of this report, 9/6/20, a total of $3,005,849 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been distributed to students under Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act.
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, is 4,442.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act as of the date of this report is 4,442.
The methods used by the University of Rochester to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they receive under Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act are described here by school.
Instructions/guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants
Checks were distributed directly to students through the accounts payable office at the University. Included with the check was a letter of explanation signed by President Sarah Mangelsdorf (here) and a Q&A regarding permitted uses of the CARES Act funds (here).
Career and Job Placement Services
Cost of Attendance
Refund Policy and Return of Title IV, Federal Financial Aid
Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Student Loan Information
Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)
Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)
Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)
Graduate and Professional Education Placement for Graduates
Licensure Pass Rates
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act):
The College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester and Monroe Community College (MCC) offer a unique dual admission program. Students selected for the program will first complete an associate degree from MCC before matriculating as a student pursuing a baccalaureate degree at the University of Rochester.
MCC is responsible for the selection of candidates, and students can either apply through their application for admission to MCC or at any time during their first two semesters of full-time study at MCC. Students in the program will receive advising from MCC and are required to meet annually with a representative from the University of Rochester Office of Admissions. The University of Rochester will advise students of any special conditions, such as minimum quality point average, which may affect their eligibility to continue studies at the University of Rochester.
For information on audits, please visit Monroe Community College’s Audit Sheets.