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

Eligibility Requirements for Round 3:

  • Be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour in the Spring/Summer 2021 semester or the Fall 2021 semester
  • Submit a GVSU Financial Hardship Grant Request Form 
    • On the form, students indicated the following:
      • if they were asking for additional financial support to assist with GVSU account balance; textbooks, course materials, and supplies; food; housing costs (rent, mortgage, utilities, etc.); internet access; technology (computer, tablet, etc.); healthcare costs; childcare expenses; or other needs;
      • how much they were requesting to receive;
      • if they had, were in process of, or were not going to submit a Special Conditions Form; and
      • if they wanted the funds to be credited towards their student account and applied towards charges on the account, with any remaining funds refunded, or if they wanted the funds sent to them directly via direct deposit or paper check.
    • All students enrolled for Fall 2021 were notified of the availability of emergency grant funds through an email that contained a link to the GVSU Financial Hardship Grant Request Form.
    • Individual email notifications were sent to students at the time of HEERF distribution.

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 distributed during quarter ending 3/31/21: $2,292,300

Total Number of GV students who received HEERF II during quarter ending 3/31/21: 7,641

Total Number of GV students eligible to receive HEERF II during quarter ending 3/31/21: 7,641

 

Total HEERF II funds distributed during quarter ending 6/30/21: $2,129,000

Total Number of GV students who received HEERF II during quarter ending 6/30/21: 4,258

Total Number of GV students eligible to receive HEERF II during quarter ending 6/30/21: 4,258

Cumulative HEERF II funds distributed to 9,075 (unduplicated) GV students: $4,421,300

 

Total HEERF II funds distributed during quarter ending 9/30/2021: $2,766,504

Total Number of GV students who received HEERF II during quarter ending 9/30/2021: 1,848

Total Number of GV students eligible to receive HEERF II during quarter ending 9/30/2021: 22,406

Cumulative HEERF II funds distributed to 9,906 (unduplicated) GV students: $7,187,804

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:
Period end 3/31/31
Quarter end 6/30/21