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Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Note: This is a federally mandated disclosure regarding the CARES Act Financial Relief Fund.


Snow College signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.


The following methodologies have been applied to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they will receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

All students who a) have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); b) were enrolled in one or more face-to-face classes in Spring 2020; and c) have been determined by Snow College to meet eligibility criteria outlined by the U.S. Department of Education will receive a request to confirm they have incurred additional expenses related to the disruption to campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiers representing students’ eligibility for Federal Pell grants and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be used to determine Emergency Financial Aid grant award amounts for students who confirm they have incurred additional expenses related to the disruption to campus operations will receive.

For students enrolled in Fall 2021 classes, students were invited to apply Emergency Financial Aid Grants to their tuition in an effort to receive up to 14 credits for free.

Students were responsible for paying for the first 6 credits and then apply their portion of HEERF to cover the remaining portion.  Additional scholarships or financial aid could be used to cover the student’s portion of tuition.  Under the revised guidance for HEERF III, all students were eligible for this program. 

Instructions Provided To Students

Instructions, directions, and guidance provided to students regarding the CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants can be found below.

Spring 2020
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.

Fall 2021
We know it’s been a tough year. You’ve been through a lot, and we are so proud of you for getting through it. We know you are feeling extra stress and that money is tight. That's why we want to help.

We are excited to announce that for Spring 2022, Snow College is offering up to 14 credit hours free to all our students! All you need to do is pay for your first six credits of the semester, and we will take care of the rest.

  • Who qualifies?
    All Snow College students are eligible for up to 14 free credits with the exception of courses in Concurrent Enrollment, AOL, Continuing Ed, and Learn and Work.
  • What do I need to do?
    • Apply for admission to Snow College
      If you're not already a student at Snow, the first step is to apply and join the Badger family!
    • Fill out FAFSA
      If you are a US citizen, you will need to fill out a FAFSA to receive this offer. If you are not a US citizen, your tuition will automatically be adjusted to reflect the lower rate.
    • Register for classes
      Once you're registered for class, your tuition will be automatically adjusted to reflect the lower rate.
  • What about my scholarship/financial aid?
    • If you have any awarded scholarships or financial aid, that can be used to cover your portion of tuition.
    • If you have any questions about this offer or if you need help filling out your FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid office.


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:
  1. 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.
  2. students cannot have been enrolled in a completely online program as of March 13, 2020.
  3. students must complete a Snow College CARE application to be considered for HEERF Funds.
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 year.
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.