The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and American Recovery Plan (ARP) provide additional Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) for colleges and universities.
Students may automatically qualify for a HEERF grant based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the 2020-21 or 2021-22 FAFSA and were notified via email if they met established criteria. Student eligibility and award amounts for HEERF funding is determined utilizing guidelines issued by the US Department of Education. Based on these guidelines, grant funds are issued to students with exceptional financial need with priority given to domestic undergraduate students.
Students who do not meet the established criteria may apply for HEERF funding by completing an application. Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- Availability of HEERF/CRRSAA Funds
- Students with exceptional demonstrated financial need as determined by the 2020-21 or 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and students experiencing significant financial hardship due to the pandemic
- Domestic undergraduate students
Each application will be considered on a case by case basis but expect average awards to be between $400 and $1,000. Awards will be based on demonstrated financial need, personal circumstances, available funding and federal awarding guidance. Eligible students will be notified via their Emmanuel College email address. Disbursement procedures will be included in this email and action must be taken within 60 days of the email communication to retain eligibility for the grant.