COVID-19 Response Information

For information about the CRRSAA and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), please visit our CRRSAA Frequently Asked Questions page.
For information about the CARES Act and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), or to view Rasmussen University's HEERF Reports, please visit our CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Rasmussen University is committed to ensuring that your educational journey remains uninterrupted to the greatest extent possible and will continue to provide important updates regarding your academic schedule. If you have further questions or concerns regarding the University’s response to COVID-19, please reach out to your advisor.

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March 3, 2021 (8:00 a.m.)

Rasmussen University: Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students

As a result of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) signed into law on December 27, 2020, funding has been made available to institutions for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. Rasmussen University will prioritize students with exceptional need by allocating 70% of total funds to students with a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC), 20% of total funds to students with an EFC between 1-5,711 and the remaining 10% to those with an EFC above 5,711. The EFC is produced as a result of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As part of the CRRSAA, Rasmussen University will be providing emergency financial aid grants to students according to the following conditions.

To be eligible to receive these funds, you must:

  1. have incurred expenses for any component of your cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare; and
  2. have filed a 2020-21 FAFSA resulting in a valid EFC, that is clear of any issues identified on the FAFSA regarding citizenship or residency, by March 23, 2021 (if you are currently receiving federal financial aid, including grants or loans, you have met this requirement); and
  3. be actively enrolled and received an acceptance letter to the University in a Title IV eligible academic program (students enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) program or utilizing the Professional Achievement Grant (PAG) are excluded and not eligible); and
  4. complete and electronically submit the CRRSAA EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANT STUDENT ATTESTATION FORM, if required. Students with a zero EFC are not required to submit an attestation. A link to this form will be emailed to you once your eligibility has been confirmed by the University based on the above criteria.

Only students who meet the above eligibility criteria will receive an email with additional information regarding the emergency financial aid grant. Any emergency financial aid grant funds that you may receive may only be used to pay for any component of your cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare as described above. Submission of the Attestation Form does not guarantee receipt of a grant or any specific amount of funds. If you have any questions, please visit our CRRSAA FAQ page for additional information.

Previous COVID-19 Updates

March 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Important Update: Spring 2021 Term at Rasmussen University
February 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
December 1, 2020 5:00 p.m. Important Update: Winter 2021 Term at Rasmussen College
November 23, 2020 5:00 p.m. Staying Safe this Thanksgiving Holiday
October 16, 2020 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
October 1, 2020 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
September 8, 2020 5:00 p.m. Congratulations 2019/2020 Graduates!
August 27, 2020 5:00 p.m. Important Update: Fall 2020 Term at Rasmussen College
August 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. Important Reminders related to Residential Instruction
August 10, 2020 3:00 p.m. Important Reminders related to Residential Instruction
July 29, 2020 10:40 a.m. An update to masking protocols in the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
June 29, 2020 2:30 p.m. (Important Update: July start date at Rasmussen College)
June 22, 2020 3:00 p.m. (Preparedness Plan for residential and clinical courses)
June 17, 2020 4:00 p.m. (Plans for returning to on-campus instruction and COVID-19 Preparedness Plan)
June 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. (Plans for upcoming virtual graduation)
May 21, 2020 6:00 p.m. (Update regarding the Summer and Fall 2020 Terms)
May 21, 2020 8:00 a.m. (CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Grants for Students)
May 15, 2020 4:05 p.m. (Update on future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies)
April 22, 2020 5:15 p.m. (Students enrolled in their last quarter of the Practical Nursing diploma, Professional Nursing Associate's degree, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (A-BSN Entrance Options) programs in the Spring Quarter 2020)
April 20, 2020 4:00 p.m. (Decisions regarding future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies)
April 13, 2020 12:45 p.m. (New students starting in May)
April 3, 2020 2:10 p.m. (All students)
April 3, 2020 12:20 p.m. (New students starting in Law Enforcement Academic Certificate, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate and Law Enforcement Associate’s degree programs)
April 1, 2020 11:00 a.m. (Update related to admissions requirements in the Healthcare Certificate, Healthcare Associate’s degree, and Health Sciences Associate’s degree programs that include E102 Pathway to Patient Care Seminar Course)
March 26, 2020 6:55 p.m. (Students who are new starts, re-entered or transferred—either programs or campuses)
March 26, 2020 5:30 p.m. (School of Health Sciences students)
March 24, 2020 5:15 p.m. (All students)
March 19, 2020 2:45 p.m. (Students enrolled in Field Experience Courses of Early Childhood Education programs)
March 18, 2020 5:50 p.m. (Wisconsin students)
March 17, 2020 6:30 p.m.  (Wisconsin students)
March 17, 2020 (All students)
March 15, 2020 (Students enrolled in Practical Nursing, Professional Nursing, and Bachelor of Science [pre-licensure entrance options] programs)
March 14, 2020 (Students enrolled in Bachelor Completer programs utilizing the 6-week session/12-week quarter academic calendar)
March 13, 2020 (All students)
March 6, 2020 (All students)

 

  1. Residential Programs are identified as programs offered at a physical campus location which require a lab or clinical/externship/practicum component to be delivered in person at a time when there are no disruptions to campus operations. Rasmussen’s residential programs are: Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Science - Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Diploma, Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate, Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science, Nursing Bachelor of Science (excludes RN to BSN), Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Science, Practical Nursing Diploma, Professional Nursing Associate of Applied Science, Professional Nursing Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Science, Surgical Technologist Associate of Applied Science, and Surgical Technologist Associate of Science.
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