Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) - Emergency Grant 2021-22
The University of Oregon received funds through the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to allocate to students who have incurred expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to UO to circulate this application and get these emergency funds to students as soon as possible.
COVID-19’s impact is profound and the University anticipates that the demand for this program will be significant. Due to the limited amount of HEERF funding the UO will receive for the emergency grants, it is possible that not all requests will be met. Additionally, students who have already received HEERF funding for the full 2021-22 year are not eligible and awards will only be made until funding is exhausted. You are encouraged to apply well before the published deadline, which may change. However, the University will make every effort possible to extend these funds in an impactful, transparent, and fair manner.
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will review your request and may contact you for further information. If a grant is approved, the grant funds will be disbursed to your student account. If you have not already signed up for direct deposit, please do so in DuckWeb in order to facilitate the swift deposit of funds if you are approved for a grant. Importantly, disbursements from this fund will not be applied to outstanding balances on your student account (if any). Rather, the funds will be made available directly to you to defray any COVID-19-related expenses you may have incurred, consistent with the guidelines for HEERF.