The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress
and signed into law on March 27, 2020. One aspect of the act was the creation of the
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF provides funds to institutions
for emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yes. If you are eligible for these emergency grants, you will receive the money even
if you have current financial holds or owe the campus fees or fines. If you choose
to use funds to pay the institution that is a personal decision. We cannot and will
not apply funds to your balance. This would have to be a decision and transaction
totally separate from receiving these funds.