Eligibility for HEERF I grants is limited to Title IV students (until December 27,2020). For those without Pell grants, Title IV recipients will receive $330 for eligible expenses incurred as the result of the Covid pandemic. For Pell-eligible students, the relief funds will map to the percentage of the Pell grant that an individual is eligible for up to $1,385 maximum check. For example, a student who is receiving a maximum Pell grant, will receive $1,385; whereas a student who receives a 50% Pell award will receive a check of $692.50 (50% of $1,385).
By accepting these funds (prior to December 27, 2020), students certify that they will use the funds for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare. Funds received in excess of such eligible expenses should be returned to the College.
Emergency grants funded by HEERF I after December 27, 2020 can be used 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 child care.
Eligibility for HEERF II grants is limited to US Citizens. Grants are tiered based on financial need, as determined by Pell and Title IV eligibility and also based on whether the student is on-campus or remote.