The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant is part of the federal Cares Act. It is intended to help students with financial needs due to COVID-19. The Department of Education has determined the eligibility requirements to receive this grant.
You must be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid (Title IV Aid) in order to be eligible for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant. To be a Title IV-eligible student, the student must:
To determine Title IV aid eligibility, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you have not submitted a 2019-2020 FASA, you may do so at www.fafsa.gov.
In addition to these requirements, a student is not eligible if they were enrolled in programs that were exclusively online before COVID-19 closures or withdrew from the spring semester before March 13.
If you have extenuating circumstances or would like to add information to your application, please email the Financial Aid Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.