COVID-19 Updates and Guidance > FAQs > Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II)
On Dec. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law. The act provides more than $81 billion in emergency support to elementary, secondary and postsecondary education. Over $21 billion of that total is allocated to higher education, including public, private nonprofit and proprietary institutions and their students. Building on the structure of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of March 2020, the U.S. Department of Education designated these additional higher education support funds under the CRRSAA as HEERF II.
Students are eligible to receive between $500 and $1,000. DePaul will determine the amount based on a review of each student's FAFSA application. Funds are limited so the disbursement amount is subject to change.
Eligible students received an email on March 29th with instructions on how to receive the funds and a required questionnaire. Students must have completed the questionnaire by April 12. It will no longer be available after this date. Disbursements will begin approximately the week of May 3.
DePaul is waiting for more guidance from the Department of Education to determine what the new federal stimulus plan may mean for student aid. When that information is available to us, we will share more about our plan for selection and distribution of HEERF III funds.
For questions, contact DePaul Central at email@example.com or 312-362-8610.
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