HEERF II Funding

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), which was passed into law in December 2020. Grand Valley State University can grant $9,166,714 in Emergency Grants to Students, according to Section 314 (a)(1). The law requires that emergency grants be prioritized to students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants. The Grand Valley State University Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, in partnership with the Student Accounts Office, is in the process of distributing HEERF II Grants. Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit so that funds are expedited should they receive an emergency grant.

Eligibility Requirements for Round 1:

  • Have a valid 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at Grand Valley State University 
  • Be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour in the Winter 2021 semester, as of March 22, 2021
  • Not have any outstanding FAFSA requirements
  • Have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less

Eligibility Requirements for Round 2:

  • Have a valid 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at Grand Valley State University 
  • Be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour in the Spring/Summer 2021 semester, as of June 24, 2021
  • Not have any outstanding FAFSA requirements
  • Have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less
  • Be an International student who previously submitted a COVID-19 emergency grant request but was not eligible for Federal CARES Act funds
  • Be a non-FAFSA filer that has completed an Institutional Grant Assistance Request form but was not eligible for Federal CARES Act funds

The University acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Total HEERF II funds available to GVSU students: $9,166,714

Total HEERF II funds awarded: $4,444,300

Number of GV students who received HEERF II: 11,945

Number of GV students eligible to receive HEERF II: 11,945

INSTITUTIONAL PORTION

The University was awarded $19.8 million from the US Department of Education to offset anticipated costs and lost revenue incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial reports can be accessed by clicking:
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