As part of the Covid-19 pandemic the federal government release funds to colleges
and universities under the Cares Act, these funds are called High Education Emergency
Relief Funds or HEERF Funds.
These funds are intended to assist students that suffered loss while enrolled spring
semester 2020. There are a few rules to these funds therefore an application is required
for a student to be considered. A student must be Title IV eligible, the best way
for us to check that is for a student to have a valid and current FAFSA on file with
the Financial Aid Office. Regretfully this excludes DACA students and International
students from receiving these funds.
To be considered for funding please complete an application, as rules and regulation
are fluid and continue to change please be award that documentation may be required
at a future time, please consider that as you make your request.
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.
There are general eligibility criteria for these funds:
- students must meet the requirements to fill out FAFSA; for Snow College you must have
completed a 2019-20 or 2020-21 FAFSA to receive fund.
- students cannot have been enrolled in a completely online program as of March 13,
- students must complete a Snow College CARE application to be considered for HEERF
If completing the FAFSA now we suggest that you complete the 2020-21 FAFSA,
it may help you become eligible for other types of financial aid the upcoming academic
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.
No. If a student is presently enrolled at Snow College but lost eligibility
due to not making satisfactory academic progress, he or she would not be eligible
for emergency grant funding.