HEERF Grant I, II, & III Application Requirements And Guide 2021 Update : Current School News

HEERF Grant I, II, & III Application Requirements And Guide 2021 Update

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– HEERF Grant –

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act(HEERF I) or, CARES Act, was passed by Congress on March 27th, 2020. This bill allotted $2.2 trillion to provide fast and direct economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, approximately $14 billion of this money was released to the Office of Postsecondary Education as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, otherwise known as the HEERF Grant.

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The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is backed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.

In total, the CRRSAA has approved $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.

The HEERF III was approved by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in backing of institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ARP funds are in addition to funds approved by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136.

Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.

Grant Purpose

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) understands the adverse effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on institutions of higher education, staff, faculty, students, and parents.

New federal legislation, funding arrangements, and administrative changes happen quickly.

Due to the nature of emergency funding, OPE is conscientiously working to provide concise and accurate information to better inform your decision-making activities

Office Responsibilities

OPE works to

➼ Revitalize the capacity of colleges and universities to promote reform, innovation, and improvement in postsecondary education,

➼ Promote and expand access to postsecondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students,

➼ Broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.

OPE’s Office of the Assistant Secretary and its Office of Management and Planning facilitate this work through its three divisions:

Higher Education Programs (HEP):

➼ Institutional Service:

  • Administers grant programs designed to improve academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability, and strengthen physical plants and endowments of institutions of higher education, with an emphasis on institutions that enroll large proportions of minority and financially disadvantaged students.
  • Student Service: Administers grant programs supporting low-income, first-generation students and individuals with disabilities as they progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to graduate school, in addition to programs focused on college readiness, campus-based child care, and graduate fellowships.

Office of International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE): Administers programs to strengthen foreign language learning, international and area studies teaching, and research and curriculum development on global issues at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and K-12 levels.

Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (PPI): Develops Federal postsecondary education policy and regulations including a policy which supports the Federal student financial assistance programs and programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) and administers the review process for accreditation agencies to ensure that the education provided by the institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.

HEERF Grant Application

Note: Students cannot apply for assistance directly from the U.S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance.

This grant can only be applied and gotten through institutions. And we have listed some of these institutions below.

Since this is the case, we are going to look at the foremost institutions where this grant has been allocated to, eligibility criteria, the tier of grant offered among the three (HEERF I, II, III), the amount to be paid to qualified students and other necessary information.

1. University of Arizona 

University of Arizona

HEERF Grant II: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid

Grant Overview

$15.4M has been allocated to the University of Arizona for student emergency relief through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

Funds may be used for any component of students’ cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronaviruses, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

The university must prioritize grants to students with exceptional needs. Funds must be spent within one calendar year of certification.

Application Process

The university is awarding the emergency relief as follows:

➼ Approximately $7.5M in direct grants to students and

➼ Approximately $7.5M via an application process embedded in the current Student Emergency Fund process.

Through June 30, 2021, a total of $15,476,724 has been disbursed to 10,057 eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students based on the following criteria

HEERF grant amount per student awards of up to $2,000 was made, with larger amounts for those with the most uncovered expenses, or “unmet need.”

The Student Emergency Fund application can be completed by any University of Arizona student. Students who were not initially awarded with a direct grant, or need additional funds, will be able to apply for funding.

This application process allows the review team to determine if emergency relief may be awarded from the HEERF II funds or the University of Arizona Foundation funds.

Below is the final report that covers all remaining HEERF I, II, III fund expenditures for Section 18004(a)(1) Student Portion funds.

Quarter Reports for Institutional funding for HEERF I, II, III

2. St. Francis College 

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HEERF III – HIGHER Education Emergency Relief Fund III And The American Rescue Plan

Grant Overview

Signed into law on March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) includes aid to assist higher education institutions in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) includes aid to students and institutions.

St. Francis College was allocated $7,544,020 in ARP funding through the U.S. Department of Education. At least $3,775,506 of this allocation must be awarded to students for emergency financial aid grants.

Following the ARP, SFC will prioritize grants to students with exceptional financial needs as defined above.

Moreso

Eligible students with exceptional needs will receive a HEERF III grant of $3,000 and other eligible students will receive a HEERF III grant of $1,500.

Students with eligible expenses of less than the applicable grant amount will receive a grant in the number of their eligible expenses.

Application Process

To be eligible, students must:

➼ Must be or have been enrolled at St. Francis College on or after March 13, 2020

➼ Unlike previous emergency student financial aid grants through the CARES Act and CRRSAA, students do not need to be Title IV eligible to receive HEERF III grants. Additionally, undocumented and international students may receive HEERF III grants.

➼ This includes refugees, asylum seekers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, Dreamers, and similar undocumented students.

Exceptional need:

Under the American Rescue Plan, SFC is required to prioritize students with exceptional needs.

Eligible students with exceptional needs (as defined below) are eligible to receive grants of up to $3,000.

All other eligible students are eligible to receive grants of up to $1,500.

Following issued guidance, SFC defines “students with exceptional need” as:

➼ Undergraduate students who receive Pell Grants.

➼ Graduate students with an expected family contribution (EFC) of less than or equal to $5,700.

Students must certify that they have eligible expenses in the amount of the grant they receive. Students determine how they may use their emergency financial aid grant within the allowable uses. 

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3. Southwestern University

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HEERF I – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Overview

Southwestern University is pleased to announce the availability of emergency grants for students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III). 

These funds have been made available through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act., and provide direct emergency financial aid grants to students.

In total, the university was allocated $1,617,561 in HEERF III funding for direct grants to students.

Guidance from the US Department of Education indicates that these funds are intended to assist students with any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronaviruses, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.  

The guidance directed Southwestern to prioritize students with the greatest need and develop policies that help to distribute these funds as widely as possible. 

Application Process

Some commonly asked questions by applicants with regards to the HEERF application process for Southwestern University are answered below:

What do I need to do to receive a HEERF Grant?

Students must complete a Payment Preference Form to indicate how they want their funds paid. 

How will I know how much HEERF III funding I can receive

Students will be assigned to a tier using the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

The amounts awarded in each tier, and application requirements, are as follows:

GROUPELIGIBILITY CRITERIAAWARD AMOUNT PER STUDENTACTION REQUIRED?
Tier 1EFC range:  0 – 5,846$1,500Complete a Payment Preference Form
Tier 2EFC range: 
5,847  – 22,600
$1,100Complete a Payment Preference Form
Tier 3EFC above 22,600 or FAFSA not filed $800Complete a Payment Preference Form
 
How can I confirm the amount for which I am eligible?  

Beginning September 10, 2021 students will be notified of their award amount via their SU email account.

Instructions for completing the Payment Preference Form will be included.

What are the options for receiving funds?

HEERF III Grants may be applied to student accounts with written permission from the student or the student may choose to have their funds sent directly to the same bank account where their student account refunds are sent. 

Therefore, students must indicate their choice using the Payment Preference Form.

Students may select from the following options:

➼ Apply the total award to the SU student account 

➼ Apply a portion of the award to pay off the SU student account balance and send the remaining amount via E-check using the student account refund direct deposit information on file. 

➼ Send the total award amount via E-check using the student account refund direct deposit information on file.

May I apply HEERF funds to my outstanding balance on my SU Student Account?

Yes. You may use these funds to help pay the remaining balance on your student account, using the Payment Preference Form. 

Southwestern is pleased to be able to assist students during this challenging time.

Questions regarding the HEERF Grants may be directed to the following offices:

  • Questions regarding general HEERF eligibility and the FAFSA.
  • SU Financial Aid Office:  512-863-1259 or [email protected]
  • Questions regarding general HEERF eligibility, direct deposits, and student refunds
  • SU Business Office:  512-863-1928 or [email protected]

4. Central Carolina Community College (CCCC)

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC)

(HEERF), Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II-CRRSAA), and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III – ARP)

HEERF Grant Amount

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) has signed and returned the certification and agreement form to receive the allocated portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

The institution will use the HEERF funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% ($1,211,050) of the emergency financial aid grants to students.

The Department of Education has provided emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

In these unusual and unprecedented times, we recognize that students may face unexpected challenges in reaching their educational goals and require short-term financial support to achieve success.

HEERF II Grant Amount

To assist students with emergency needs that have arisen due to the pandemic Congress passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) on December 27, 2020.

CCCC has been allocated over $1,211,050 in emergency student aid through a HEERF II Grant (the grant) and will allocate $1,211,050 of HEERF II funding to student aid, the same amount as was allocated to student aid under the CARES Act (HEERF I).

This funding will be distributed to qualified undergraduate, workforce continuing education, and career and college readiness students.

HEERF III Grant Amount

To assist students with emergency needs that have arisen due to the pandemic Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) on March 11, 2021.

CCCC has been allocated over $3,692,719 in emergency student aid through a HEERF III Grant (the grant).

This funding will be distributed to qualified undergraduate, workforce continuing education, and career and college readiness students.

Application Process

Eligibility Requirements For a Student To Receive HEERF Grant

➼ Have incurred expenses for new arrangements that had to be made due to the closure of college facilities – such as expenses for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and/or childcare.

➼ Complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA.

➼ Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be deemed Title IV eligible as defined by Section 484 of the Higher Education Act. Eligibility criteria include the following:

    • The student is enrolled and accepted for enrollment in a financial aid-approved degree or certificate/diploma program.
    • The student has a high school diploma or GED.
    • The student meets satisfactory academic progress, as applicable.
    • The student does not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans.
    • The student is not in default on a Title IV loan.
    • The student, as part of the financial aid application process, filed a certification that includes a statement of educational purpose and social security number.
    • The student has a verified security number.
    • The student is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible noncitizen.
    • The student returned fraudulently obtained Title IV funds if convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to charges.
    • The student has not fraudulently received Title IV loans over annual or aggregate limits.
    • The student repaid Title IV loan amounts over annual or aggregate limits if obtained inadvertently.
    • The student registered with Selective Service, as applicable.
    • The student does not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations

➼ Not be enrolled exclusively in any of the online CERTIFICATE programs listed below:

    • Library Technical Services, Library Cataloging, Library Programs, Library Public Services, Library Basics, and/or Library Management
    • Health Information Technology-Data Analytics, Health Information Technology-Electronic Health Records, and/or Health Information Technology-Patient Access

Application Procedure

In order to apply to HEERF Grant Application, students must use their CCCC mail account.

Grant Funds Can Be Used For The Following Types Of Needs and intends to provide emergency grants to help students meet urgent, basic needs such as:

• Food

• Housing

• Course materials

Technology

Healthcare

• Childcare

*Please note these funds can not be used to satisfy an outstanding account balance.*

Awarded Amounts

These funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The eligible students’ award amount can range from $250 to a maximum of $2,000.

Please see below for the awarding methodology.

Student GroupsFull Time
(12+)
Three-Quarter Time
(9-11)
Half-Time
(6-8)
Less-than-half-time
(1-5)
Estimated Family Contribution:
$0
$2,000$1,500$1,000$500
Estimated Family Contribution:
$1-$5,576
$1,500$1,125$750$375
Estimated Family Contribution:
$5,577 and higher
$1,000$750$500$250

The highest grant amounts are provided to eligible students who exhibit the highest financial need as determined from their financial aid application (FAFSA).

Furthermore, emergency grant award amounts for students who are enrolled less than full time will be prorated accordingly.

For example, students who enrolled in 6 credit hours would receive half the amount compared to full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements For a Student To Receive HEERF II Grant

According to the CRRSAA and guidance from the Department of Education, the following factors played a pivotal role in CCCC’s decision for awarding these funds:

➼ Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, for example, but not limited to such students who receive Pell Grants

➼ Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking or certificate program during the Spring 2021 semester, or be a Workforce Continuing Education or College Career Readiness student enrolled during the Spring 2021 semester

➼ Students are only awarded HEERF (I/II) funds one time an academic year.

Application Procedure

HEERF II Grant Application. Students must use a CCCC email account.

If you meet the HEERF requirements and have not logged into your CCCC Cougarmail account before, we strongly encourage you to complete the steps below:

To log into the portal using your Cougarmail email account, please follow the instructions located under the first-time login, student section by CLICKING HERE

Once logged into the portal, reapply using only this HEERF application link: CLICK HERE

Grant Funds Can Be Used For The Following Types Of Needs

This fund intends to provide emergency grants to help students meet urgent, basic needs such as:

➼ Tuition/Fees

➼ Food

➼ Housing

➼ Health care (including mental health care)

➼ Child care

Awarded Amounts

These funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

CRRSAA required the institution to give priority to students with “exceptional need”.

Priority will be given to students receiving the Federal Pell Grant.

The amount awarded will be based on the tiered approach established below:

Workforce Continuing Education/Career and College Readiness Students:

Student GroupsAmount
Workforce Continuing Education$500
Career and College Readiness$750

Disbursement of Funds

The disbursements will follow the methodology of awarded amounts shown in the table above.

Funds will be disbursed weekly via paper checks mailed to eligible students.

The full award will be disbursed to students regardless of whether they owe a balance to the school.

All eligible students will have a check sent to the CURRENT address listed on their student account.

If a student’s address is not currently up to date, the student will need to contact the Registrar’s Office directly to update the address on file.

Eligibility Requirements For a Student To Receive HEERF III Grant

According to the ARP and guidance from the Department of Education, the following factors played a pivotal role in CCCC’s decision for awarding these funds:

➼ Unlike the CARES Act, the ARP requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, for example, but not limited to such students who receive Pell Grants

➼ Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking or certificate program during the Fall 2021 semester, or be a Workforce Continuing Education or College Career Readiness student enrolled during the Fall 2021 semester

➼ Students are only awarded HEERF (I/II/III) funds one time an academic year.

Grant Funds Can Be Used For The Following Types Of Needs

This fund intends to provide emergency grants to help students meet urgent, basic needs such as:

➼ Tuition/Fees

➼ Food

➼ Housing

➼ Health care (including mental health care)

➼ Child care

Awarded Amounts

These funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. ARP required the institution to give priority to students with “exceptional needs”.

Priority will be given to students receiving the Federal Pell Grant. The amount awarded will be based on the tiered approach established below:

Workforce Continuing Education/Career and College Readiness Students

Student GroupsFull Time
(12+)
Three-Quarter Time
(9-11)
Half-Time
(6-8)
Less-than-half-time
(1-5)
Estimated Family Contribution:
$0
$2,500$2,000$1,500$1,000
Estimated Family Contribution:
$1-$5,846
$2,000$1,500$1,000$500
Estimated Family Contribution:
$5,847 and higher
$500$375$250$125

Disbursement of Funds

The disbursements will follow the methodology of awarded amounts shown in the table above.

Funds will be disbursed on a biweekly basis via paper checks mailed to eligible students.

The full award will be disbursed to students regardless of whether they owe a balance to the school.

All eligible students will have a check sent to the CURRENT address listed on their student account.

If a student’s address is not currently up to date, the student will need to contact the Registrar’s Office directly to update the address on file.

Contact Information

For questions or inquiries, please email [email protected].

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5. Notre Dame De Namur University

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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) & American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III)

Grant Overview

Notre Dame de Namur University has signed and returned the Certifications and Agreements for the grants to the U.S. Department of Education and intends to use no less than $2,175,908 of the funds received under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Under CRRSAA section 314(a)(1), Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) was allocated $1,836,201 in HEERF II funding.

Of this amount, a minimum of $560,725 must be used for emergency financial aid grants to students (CFDA 84.425E Student Aid Portion Allocation), and a maximum of $1,275,476 can be used by the institution to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (84.425F Institutional Portion Allocation).

Moreso, Under ARP section 2003(a)(1), Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) was allocated $3.2 million in HEERF III funding.

Of this amount, Notre Dame de Namur University will receive $1,615,183 for emergency financial aid grants to students (CFDA 84.425E Student Aid Portion Allocation) and $1,612,898 can be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (CFDA 84.425F Institutional Portion Allocation).

Additionally

As of September 30, 2021, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is $689,775.

The total estimated number of students at the institution that is eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is approximately 580 students.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs is 526 students.

Students who are enrolled at NDNU in spring 2021, summer 2021, fall 2021, and/or spring 2022 are eligible to receive the grant. 

Similar to the previous HEERF funding, the U.S. Department of Education requires institutions to prioritize CRRSAA HEERF II and ARP HEERF III grants to students with exceptional financial need, such as Pell Grant recipients. 

Moreover

In compliance with this directive, NDNU has developed a CRRSAA HEERF II and ARP HEERF III grant allocation matrix based on students’ Pell status, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated in the FAFSA, as well as the academic level and enrollment status. Grants range from $300 to $4,000.

6. William Patterson university 

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HEERF III Student Emergency Fund Information

Grant Overview

The funding package provides aid to higher education students to cover components of the cost of attendance and emergency costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The total award made to WPUNJ is $29,113,267.

The total award amount includes $14,610,467 for student awards, and WPUNJ estimates that approximately 14,000 WPUNJ students are eligible to apply for emergency grants in this pool.

Eligibility has been expanded under HEERF III (since HEERF II) to include all students enrolled since the start of the pandemic (3/13/20). HEERF III eligibility also includes international, undocumented, and DACA students.

Students are not required to be Title IV eligible to receive this funding.

The HEERF III application process was closed at 11:59 pm on 7/9/21.  Awards were processed and completed on 7/19/2021.

Distribution of Funds to Students

The application period was open from 6/7/2021 to 7/9/2021.

 Application Start DateFinal Application Due DateGrant Payout or Credit DatesAmount of Funding to be DistributedAmount of Grant Per Student
HEERF III AWARDS6/7/202111:59 pm Friday 7/9/2021Between 7/12/2021 – 7/22/2021$   14,610,467$300-$1,800*

If all eligible students apply, the per-student award amount is estimated to range between $300 and $1,800.

Actual award amounts will be higher if fewer students apply than the currently estimated eligible pool.

Applicants who submit forms with no amount of expense will not receive an award. 

HEERF III requires that institutions prioritize students with “exceptional needs”.

WPUNJ uses the FAFSA data point of Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as the indicator for exceptional need, whereby all students who are Pell-eligible based on their EFC number are eligible for an award in the exceptional need category.

Award Amounts

There are eight categories of award amounts:

➼ Full time + exceptional need

➼ Full time + non-exceptional need

➼ Full time + William Patterson Online + exceptional need

➼ Full time + William Patterson Online + non-exceptional need

➼ Part-time + exceptional need

➼ Part-time + non-exceptional need

➼ Part-time + William Patterson Online + exceptional need

➼ Part time + William Patterson Online +non-exceptional need

The exceptional need award amounts are approximately 50% higher than non-exceptional need, and awards for part-time students are approximately half of those for full-time.

“Exceptional need” is defined as demonstrating via the FAFSA an expected family contribution (EFC) number within the Pell-eligible range.

For HEERF III awards, an EFC of less than 5,710 demonstrates exceptional need.

Students who have not completed a FAFSA will qualify for an award, however, they will not receive the “exceptional need” level of award.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a HEERF III award students must be enrolled in the spring 2021 semester, or must have been enrolled in another semester from spring 2020 through spring 2021.

Under HEERF III, eligibility includes:

  • Both on-campus students and William Patterson Online students
  • Full time and part-time students
  • International, undocumented, and DACA students

William Patterson University employees (not including student workers) are not eligible for the award.

The Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report for the quarter ending 9/30/2021 for HEERF II and HEERF III Award Numbers P425F20119 and  P425L200311 can be viewed HERE.

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7. Suffolk University, Boston 

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HEERF III

Grant Overview

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law.

This new law expanded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (now known as HEERFIII) and provided Suffolk University with additional funds designated for student grants.

The HEERF III grants may be used for any component of the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, housing, health care, or child care) or emergency costs associated with COVID-19.

Application Process

The University has developed a process to begin the distribution of the $6,552,341 available for HEERF III grants to students. There are two components to the process.

➼ Students who meet the established criteria will automatically be awarded a HEERF III grant of $1000-$2000.

To be eligible for the automatic HEERF III grant, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Enrolled as an undergraduate in the Fall 2021 semester as of August 30, 2021.
    • Completed the Suffolk University financial aid application process, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to allow for an accurate assessment of the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as of August 30, 2021.
    • The student’s EFC does not exceed 20,000.

Approximately 1921 students who meet the eligibility criteria will receive HEERF III grants in the following amounts for the Fall 2021 semester:

EFC 0-5846 $2000
EFC 5847-20,000 $1000

Additionally

Students in this group can elect to have HEERF III funds applied to their tuition account by providing the University with authorization by September 20, 2021.

All other eligible students will receive HEERF III grants as a direct disbursement via the University’s e-refund process.

➼ HEERF III funds will also be awarded via an application process.

Students seeking support must complete the HEERF III Application. Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

    • Availability of HEERF III funds.
    • The student is facing significant financial hardship.
    • The student was enrolled at Suffolk University on or after March 13, 2020.

HEERF III grants made via the application process will range between $500 – $2000 per student.

Applications from students with an outstanding tuition balance and who have exhausted their Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan eligibility for the academic year will receive priority consideration.

Via the application process, students may elect to apply any HEERF III funds awarded to their tuition account or receive the funds directly through the e-refund process.

As of September 30, 2021, Suffolk University has distributed $3,066,043 in HEERF III funds to 1963 students.

Additional financial aid, including HEERF III grants, for approved appeals, will be provided based on eligibility and availability of funds.

8. University of Central Florida, UCF 

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, UCF

HEERF III

Grant Overview

UCF is making additional federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) dollars available to eligible students.

Almost all students enrolled during any semester impacted by COVID-19 — since Spring 2020 — will be eligible to apply through one of the two applications below.

Students who are enrolled in Fall 2021 will be given priority. Awards for other students will be subject to the availability of funding.

Students can apply for funding whether or not they have received funding in previous distributions.

Each eligible student can apply for up to $2,000 in aid to support costs suffered due to the coronavirus.

Those can include the cost of attendance — such as tuition, fees, housing, books, and other supplies — as well as food, healthcare, or childcare needs.

Application Process

UCF students who are U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. residents, or eligible non-citizens should complete this application.

International students and/or students who are classified as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) should complete this application.

Applications will remain open until further notice, and they will be considered as they are received.

UCF plans to begin distributing the money by early September, and you will have the option to apply it directly to your tuition and fee balances.

9. University of Texas, Arlington (UTA)

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HEERF III

Grant Overview

Federal actions establishing and renewing the HEERF provide the U.S. Department of Education funds to distribute to institutions of higher education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of the coronavirus.

UTA has received funds through HEERF I, established by the CARES Act in March 2020; HEERF II, established by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in Dec. 2020; and HEERF III, established by the American Rescue Plan in March 2021.

How are HEERF III funds being allocated to students?

Like HEERF I and II, UTA will use the Student Aid Portion of the HEERF III funds to designate emergency grants for students who have experienced additional expenses due to COVID-19.

Different from HEERF I and II, HEERF III has allocated and authorized the Institutional Portion to be used to dispatch student account balances that meet criteria established by the UTA Maverick Relief Program.

What is a HEERF Emergency Grant?

Emergency grant funds can help students pay educationally related expenses including tuition, fees, and books, as well as expenses for childcare, course materials, rent, food, moving, or other expenses.

Who is eligible for HEERF Emergency Grant funds?

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students must meet the following criteria:

➼ Students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Students are highly encouraged to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA, but if not, they will be asked to explain their exceptional financial needs on the online application.

➼ Starting with the Summer 2021 semester, the U.S. Department of Education now allows HEERF Emergency Grants to be awarded to international students and undocumented students.

➼ Federal guidelines encourage universities to prioritize undergraduate, domestic students in allocating funds.

This includes citizens, permanent residents, refugees, asylum seekers, DACA recipients, other Dreamers, and similar undocumented students.

How can I apply for a HEERF Emergency Grant?

All HEERF III Emergency Grant funds for the Fall 2021 semester have been awarded, so the application is not currently available.

If additional funds become available in the future, eligible students must fill out an online application form, located in their MyMav Account.

Click on the ‘MyForms’ tile, located on the UTA Student Homepage within MyMav, then click on the ‘Fill Out a New Form’ button.

When will HEERF Act Emergency Grants be available?

Funds were available for the Fall 2021 semester starting in August 2021. 

All HEERF III Emergency Grant funds for the Fall 2021 semester have been awarded at this time.

How much money will be awarded to individual students through HEERF Emergency Grants during the 2021-2022 Aid year?

PopulationFall 2021
Traditional students$2,000
Exclusively On-line AO$1,200

Will everyone who applies receive a HEERF Emergency Grant?

No. While generous, the amount of grant funds awarded to UTA is not sufficient to support all students.

UTA is following federal eligibility criteria. Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need to be considered.

We have developed a plan to help as many students as possible while still awarding a meaningful amount.

Students with the highest demonstrated financial need will be given priority.

If I receive a HEERF Emergency Grant, am I eligible to receive additional HEERF-funded grants for future semesters?

Yes. Based on available funding, eligible students will be able to apply for HEERF Emergency Grant funds at the beginning of each semester (Summer 2021 and Fall 2021).

How will UTA disburse the funds?

The awards will be made through the usual student refund process. The funds may pay any existing balances with the consent of the recipient.

Students will indicate on the HEERF Emergency Grant application if they wish to pay any current balance they owe to UTA or if they wish to have the funds refunded directly to them.

10. Valencia College 

heerf grant

HEERF III – ARP(American Rescue Plan)

Grant Overview

Valencia College has received authorization from the US Dept of Education to receive the $102.4 million from the Department, provided under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act. $52.9 million of that amount will be used for emergency student aid.

In distributing these funds, Valencia has followed and will follow, the instructions and guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, and the Certification and Agreement completed by the College.

Apply for FAFSA

Application Process

Applications were open November 5- November 16, now closed

In this round of HEERF funding, there will be three groups of students who are eligible for a grant.

Each group will have unique eligibility criteria and will be eligible to apply for specified grant award amounts.

Students may only apply for one grant during this period even if they meet multiple eligible criteria.

  • Degree and Certificate-seeking Students
  • Accelerated Skills Training (AST) Students
  • Intensive English Program (IEP) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Students

Degree and Certificate-seeking Students

To be eligible to receive emergency aid as a degree- or certificate-seeking student, you must meet all of the qualifications below:

Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling.

Must be enrolled at Valencia College in at least one course in a degree or certificate program in Fall 2021.

Grant Award Amounts

Eligible students who apply for a HEERF III grant and have an expected family contribution (EFC) of zero through their 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will receive $2,000.

(Students must have a 2021-22 FAFSA on file to be potentially eligible to receive this amount.)

Eligible students who apply for a HEERF III grant and do not have an expected family contribution (EFC) of zero or students who have not completed their 2021-22 FAFSA will receive a $1,500 grant.

Accelerated Skills Training (AST) Students

To be eligible to receive emergency aid as a student enrolled in an Accelerated Skills Training (AST) program, you must meet all of the qualifications below:

Get enrolled in a Valencia College Accelerated Skills Training program that meets anytime between Monday, August 23, and Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Grant Award Amounts

Eligible AST students who apply for a HEERF III grant will receive a $1,000 grant.

Intensive English Program (IEP) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Students

To be eligible to receive emergency aid as a student enrolled in an IEP or ESOL program, you must meet all of the qualifications below:

Must be enrolled in a Valencia College IEP or ESOL program that meets anytime between Monday, August 23, and Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Grant Award Amounts

Eligible language students who apply for a HEERF III grant will receive a $500 grant.

Apply for FAFSA

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