HEERF II Emergency Student Grants FAQ

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

What is HEERF II?

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on December 27, 2020. 

What expenses can I include in my HEERF II grant application?

Eligible expenses are unforeseen things you had to pay for related to your cost of attendance, such as tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care, which were caused by the disruption to your semester. You should only include expenses you incurred on or after December 27, 2020.

How did Carroll determine which students would receive HEERF II emergency grant funds?

Per federal guidelines, Carroll distributed HEERF II emergency grant funds to a group of students based on their financial need. After this inital award distributuion, Carroll opened an application process for the remaining HEERF II emergency grant funds.

Do I need to fill out an application to be considered for a HEERF II grant?

Applications for HEERF II Funding is closed as funds have been distributed.

How do I apply for a HEERF II student grant?

Applications for HEERF II Funding is closed as funds have been distributed.

What if I think that I am eligible for Title IV federal aid, but did not file a 2020-2021 FAFSA?

Students who are eligible for federal aid but who have not yet filed a 2020-2021 FAFSA can still do so at studentaid.gov. Please contact the Carroll University Financial Aid office at finaid@carrollu.edu if you have questions about filing a FAFSA. Only students who have filed a FAFSA will be eligible for a HEERF II emergency student grant.

Do I need to submit receipts or document how I spent my grant?


How will I receive the HEERF II emergency grant funds?

Students will be notified via their Carroll email when funds will be distributed via direct deposit or checks will be mailed to permanent address. 

When would we hear back if we received HEERF II emergency grant funds?

We plan to provide notification to eligible students by the end of February via their Carroll email.

Will receiving HEERF II emergency grant funds impact my NCAA eligibility?

HEERF II emergency grant funds do not adversely affect NCAA eligibility. 

Are the HEERF II emergency grant funds taxable?

The HEERF II emergency grant funds do not need to be re-paid and are not considered taxable income by the IRS. 

Who should I contact if I have other questions?

If you have other questions, please email covid-19info@carrollu.edu.


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