COVID-19 Financial Assistance
Report date as of MAR. 30, 2021 - Next update JUN. 30, 2021
CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency
Relief Fund (HEERF II)
For existing private nonprofit and public CARES Act grantees, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) authorized supplemental awards to existing Student Aid Portion and Institutional Portion grantees. These institutions will not be required to submit new or revised applications to the Department to receive these new funds. However, an eligible private nonprofit or public institution that did not originally receive a CARES Act Student Aid Portion and/or Institutional Portion grants will also have an opportunity to apply for these new funds. Congress expanded the allowable uses for supplemental awards and new awards made under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA and for unspent CARES Act funds, subject to certain limitations.
Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA as of the date of submission (i.e., quarterly reporting).
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA.
The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA.
In order to receive emergency grant funding, eligible students must apply online through the FAU Cares application. Approved applicants will receive a cash payment through Direct Deposit (if established) or a paper check by mail. Applicants may be eligible for the grant if they meet all of the below criteria:
Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
Email was sent out to potential eligible students to apply for the emergency financial aid grants. Exmaple of email shown below.
Thank you for letting us know that you have incurred emergency expenses due to coronavirus. We are pleased to notify you that you have been awarded a $700 grant. You may use this grant to pay for emergency costs due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), and childcare. Qualifying students should review eligibility criteria and additional terms and conditions at www.fau.edu/coronavirus/student-aid..
This grant will be disbursed to you directly even if you currently have a balance on your account at FAU. If you have direct deposit set up, you will receive your disbursement in 3-5 business days. If you do not have direct deposit set up, you will be mailed a paper check which you should receive in 7-10 business days.
This funding has been made available to you as part the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Please click here for more information about this fund.
In order to receive this emergency grant funding, eligible students must apply online .
Thank you and be well!