Federal HEERF Grants

During 2020 and 2021, TU received federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) from the CARES Act, CRRSAA, and the American Rescue Plan.  We used these funds to help eligible TU students with relevant educational and living expenses including tuition, fees, books and supplies, housing, food, internet and computer expenses, personal and transportation expenses, health care, child care, and other emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus.  

As of 2/12/2022, we don't plan to offer anymore HEERF Grants because all the available funds have already been awarded, but a few students haven't claimed their refunds yet.  If we are unable to deliver all those unclaimed refunds, we will cancel the unclaimed awards and make additional awards through the Student Emergency Grant program, which is currently funded from other non-federal funding sources.   

For information about the selection criteria for our previous HEERF Grant awards, see HEERF Grant Reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you received a HEERF Grant Notification email in your TU student email account, that email explains the disbursement options.  To select their disbursement method, those students must submit this HEERF Grant Payment Authorization Form by Wednesday, November 17

If you do not receive a HEERF Grant Notification email, please do not submit this form.

Recipients can use these funds toward any education, living, personal, or COVID related expenses.

No, HEERF Grants will not cause any reductions to your other financial aid for this year or next year.

No, recipients will not have to repay HEERF Grants. They are grants, not loans.

No. This Internal Revenue Service (IRS) FAQ document states that these HEERF Grants should not be included in your reported gross income because they “are qualified disaster relief payments under section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code.”

We are not offering anymore HEERF grants because all of the availalbe funds have already been awarded.

If you are facing a financial emergency aid, please review the eligibility criteria for the Student Emergency Grant.  These emergency grants are funded from donations to the TU Foundation.

If you are a current or new student and your or your family's income has significantly decreased, please use our Special Financial Conditions process to request a reevaluation of your financial need.

More Information

If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


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