The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) provides economic relief to students who incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus (expenses include, but are not limited to, tuition and fees, food, housing, course materials, technology, health/mental health care, and child care). We anticipate receiving HEERF III funds during the fall 2021 semester to assist students demonstrating exceptional financial need. We encourage all students who have filed a 2021-22 FAFSA to complete all items on their required items list in GV Self-Service to receive maximum consideration for HEERF III funds, including all required verification and tax documents as soon as possible for maximum HEERF consideration.
Who will be eligible to receive these additional funds?
Based on guidance provided by the Department of Education, Grand View University will award funds to students who demonstrate exceptional need and meet the following eligibility requirements to qualify for HEERF III funds:
1. Enrolled in 3 or more credit hours for the fall 2021 or spring 2022 semester.
2. Domestic students will have submitted a FAFSA for 2021-22. Students who cannot file a FAFSA must demonstrate exceptional need through an alternate documentation.
3. Have no outstanding items requested by Grand View University that are required to determine eligibility.
Do I have to pay this back?
No. Funds received by a student from the HEERF III Relief fund is a grant and will not need to be repaid.
Can I use this money to pay toward my Grand View University balance?
Yes. Enrolled students will receive a notification in GV Self-Service that allows them to authorize the use the HEERF III funds toward their outstanding account balance.
I am an international student or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) student. Am I eligible for CARES Act funds?
Yes. Guidance issued by the US Department of Education indicates that Grand View University must prioritize domestic, undergraduate students but funds are no longer restricted to only Title IV eligible students or students who have submitted a FAFSA.
How do I apply for HEERF III funds?
Eligible students who meet the criteria of exceptional need will be notified that they qualify for the grants. Eligible students will be notified when the application is available for emergency needs.
For additional questions please reach out to the Financial Aid office at (515) 263-2820.