May 10, 2021
Eligible Ursuline College students may now submit applications for the second round of federal grants of up to $400 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II). This round of funding is open only to students who did not receive grants in the first round of funding in April, 2021. Students should use this link to complete the application for funds.The submission deadline is Friday, May 21 at midnight.
In May 2020, the College was awarded $336,656 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and in April 2021, the College was awarded another $336,656 in HEERF funds from the U.S. Department of Education through the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). These funds were to assist students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with continuing their education. The grants are available to cover costs such as tuition and fees, food assistance, housing assistance, health care (including mental health care) emergencies, childcare emergencies, and other education-related expenses that arose due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This spring, determinations for first-round awards were made on April 8, 2021. The College was required to prioritize students with exceptional financial need (such as those who receive Pell Grants). Notifications were sent to students via Ursuline College email and checks were mailed to home addresses on April 15, 2021. A total of $365,550 was awarded to 555 students.
Now that these initial block grant awards have been determined, the remaining HEERF II funds are available to students who did not qualify in Round 1. The same eligibility requirements apply for this round of awards. Students must:
- Be enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester
- Have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office
- Have financial need as defined by FAFSA
- Be a US citizen or have resident alien status
To be considered for a grant in the second round, students must:
- Complete an emergency grant application
- Certify the request for funding is due to COVID-19 circumstances (via signature on the application)
Grant funds awarded through this application process will be very limited, not exceeding $400. The amount will be determined based on remaining funds after round one and the number of applications received in round two. Awards to students will be reviewed and awarded by the HEERF Grant committee. All decisions of grant awards are final.
Students who received a grant in round one are not eligible to apply for additional emergency funding in this application round. Applications received from students who have already received funding will not be considered.
Eligible students will receive this notification via Ursuline College email.