Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds for Students
Chesapeake College is committed to supporting student success. In these unusual and unprecedented times, we recognize that students may face unexpected challenges in reaching their education goals and require short-term financial support to achieve success. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Recovery Plan, 2021. With these resources, institutions are authorized to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the ongoing disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Students can receive funding to assist with these expenses food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, or tuition.
What can HEERF funding be used for?
Students can receive funding to assist with food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or tuition.
Who is Eligible for Emergency Grant Funding?
- US Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens, Refugees, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students, DREAMers, and other Undocumented Students
- Students impacted by campus disruption due to COVID-19
- Students pursuing Associates Programs or Credit Certificate Programs
- Students Dually Enrolled (Students still in high school while completing coursework at the institution)
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How much HEERF funding can I receive?
Chesapeake College will distribute HEERF funding using equitable standards. Distribution of funding is based on eligibility, availability, need, and student circumstances.
Tuition Payment Requests
Students have the option to authorize the institution to apply HEERF funding to tuition. Students are not required to use this option. This option is not available to students who have other aid resources that fully cover their entire balances. If a student is receiving partial funding from other sources, that funding will be considered in determining HEERF eligibility. The amount received will not exceed 50% of the current in-county tuition and fee charges for 12 credit hours (not to exceed $1,038). Please see our current tuition and fees charges https://www.chesapeake.edu/sites/default/files/FY20_Tuition.pdf.
Students receiving partial HEERF funding for tuition can be considered for a direct payment considering funding availability. Funding applied to tuition will be applied directly to the institutional student account..
Direct Payment Requests
Students can request funding to assist with food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Direct payment amount will be determined based on availability of funding and eligibility. Students receiving direct payments will receive a check via mail.
How do I request HEERF Funding?
All eligible students who have experienced extenuating circumstances due to the pandemic should complete this request form www.chesapeake.edu/heerf
All funding request forms are reviewed within 7-10 Business Days.