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. TU used these funds to help eligible 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.
All HEERF funds have already been spent and we won't receive any more. For information about previous HEERF Grant awards, see HEERF Grant Reports.
TU's Student Emergency Grant program is still available. It is funded from private donor funds, and can provide one-time short-term relief to students facing immediate financial hardships.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do recipients have to repay Federal HEERF Grants?
No, recipients will not have to repay HEERF Grants. They are grants, not loans.
Are HEERF Grants taxable income?
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.”
Can I apply for an additional HEERF grant?
We are not offering anymore HEERF grants because all of the available 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.
What other financial resources are available?
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.
If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.