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Apply for a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant

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.

If you have extenuating circumstances or would like to add information to your application, please email the Financial Aid Office directly at

For questions or concerns please contact the Financial Aid Office by Phone at 304-243-2304 or email:


    I am requesting the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant because I have been financially impacted due to COVID-19 as the result of one or more of the following: (check all that apply)

    I am requesting the grant to cover the following expenses: (check all that apply)

    If you have an unpaid balance, would you like to apply your HEERF check to the Fall balance still owed to the university?

    Please explain your exceptional need due to COVID-19 in detail in the box below. Include approximate dollar amounts for each expense that you checked above. Your application will not be processed without this information.

    By submitting this application, you are requesting a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant and acknowledging that the information provided is accurate. You also acknowledge that you may be asked to provide supporting documentation. If you opted to apply your HEERF check to your unpaid balance, you are hereby acknowledging that the money you are receiving from the HEERF Grant will be applied directly to your account and you will not receive a check. There is a limited amount of funding and not all applicants may be approved. Please submit the application to be considered for this funding. (Typing your name below serves as your electronic signature for this application.)