Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant (HEERFII)
To fulfill the Department of Education’s guidance, UofSC issued grants to students across all student levels as determined by the FAFSA, with amounts ranging from $400 to $800. Pell Grant recipients received $800 and all other eligible students received $400. Different from previous guidance within the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 allows students who are enrolled exclusively in online programs to receive assistance.
The grants were awarded to students that met the following criteria:
- UofSC has received an official 2020-2021 FAFSA of April 12, 2021
- Enrolled as degree seeking for spring 2021 term as of April 12, 2021
- Meet Title IV Federal Financial Aid eligibility requirements
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
Frequently Asked Questions about HEERFII Grants
Expenses related to any component of your cost of attendance or any emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus such as tuition, food, housing, health care, mental health care, and child care are all included as part of the criteria for the HEERF II Grant.
Eligible students will have the awarded posted to Self Service Carolina. After acceptance of the award, it will be sent as a refund through direct deposit if you have direct deposit set up or you will receive a refund check in the mail.
Eligible students are selected automatically based on their enrollment during the Spring 2021 semester and they must meet the additional criteria as stated above.
The HEERF II Grant will be refunded regardless of any outstanding balance on your account.
No, the HEERF II Grant does not have to be repaid.
No, this award will not affect your eligibility for aid for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.