COVID Relief Funds for Students

Last Updated: May 3, 2021

On December 27th, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), was signed into law which authorized the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). The HEERF II requirements allow institutions to assist eligible students with all educationally related expenses.

CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) Grant Application/Authorization

Emergency funding through the CRRSAA HEERF II Grant are able to be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to COVID-19. Please be aware that funding is limited and a valid 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission is required for grant consideration. HEERF II Grant Distribution Authorization is now available. Students were notified of Authorization availability via AceNotes, University email, and digital signage. Students are able to submit authorization through April 15th and will receive email reminders to complete process by this deadline.

HEERF II funds are being distributed to eligible students in a tiered approach based on their 2020-21 FAFSA submission.

The Authorization will allow students to enter/confirm their bank information (routing number and account number) through Web Advisor Fund Distribution Authorization to ensure timely receipt of any grant funds disbursed. Do NOT enter debit card information.



Do I have to repay HEERF II grant funds?

These funds are a grant, not a loan. There is no requirement to repay the grant funds.

Will this funding reduce my financial aid?

This is a one-time grant that does not reduce financial aid.

How will the HEERF II grant impact my taxes?

As with all financial assistance, federal grants received will have separate and unique tax consequences for your individual federal tax return. Visit the IRS website for more information.

Where can I go if I have more questions?

If you have any additional questions, please email

Reporting data as of May 1, 2021

  1. The University of Evansville acknowledges that we have signed and returned the Certification and Agreement. UE will use no less than 50% of the funds as emergency grants to students.

  2. Total amount of funds we will receive or have received from the Department for emergency grants for students totals $840,826.

  3. Total amount of CRRSAA emergency grant funds distributed to date is $840,826.

  4. The estimated total number of students eligible for Title IV aid and thus eligible for emergency grants for students is currently 1553.

  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency grant under CRRSAA totals 1553.

  6. Grants were distributed in a tiered approach based upon the results of the 2020-2021 FAFSA submission and distributed to students who were registered in the Spring 2021 semester and eligible for Federal Title IV Financial Aid at that time.

  7. Instructions related to the emergency grants are provided on the website and were sent in an email to eligible students.

  8. All HEERF II emergency grants to students have been distributed. This is the last quarterly report regarding HEERF II.

HEERF Institutional Share Expenditure Reports