COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-III (ARP Funding /HEERF-III)

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319)

Update on May 11 , 2021:

In addition to the two previous award amounts, UAH has been notified that we will receive a third allocation of 8,408,518 from the HEERF III Allocations for Public and Nonprofit Institutions under ARP section 2003(a)(1) for Student Aid Portion (CFDA 84.425E Allocation).

UAH acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

UAH will notify eligible students as soon as the funding distribution is decided.

  • Minimum Amount for Student Aid Portion (CFDA 84.425E Allocation) $ 8,408,518

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the initial report and every calendar quarter thereafter).

    • ZERO for ARP - see previous posts for prior grants under COVID funding.
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

    • 9633 enrolled for fall 2021

      5126 enrolled previously and were not eligible

  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.  Applications were processed at 8 am on Monday, August 30.  If you applied after that date, your application will be processed next week.

    • 1908 students were processed for direct payment; those students will have two entries on their student account.  One entry will be the applied credit and the subsequent entry moves the credit to a refund.
    • 667 students were processed to credit toward the student account.  The credit will be applied to charges and if a credit balance exists we will process it as a refund.
    • 8 students were asked to resubmit incomplete applications.
  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

    • Enrolled for fall 2021
      • EFC RANGE Award Amount
        0-5846 $1,000
        5847-15000 $875
        150001-50000 $750
        50001-9999999 $500
        NONE $375
    • Enrolled in prior semester without the opportunity to apply 
      • Amounts are being reviewed and applications are in progress.
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    Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

    • Posted below and emailed to students

      FAQ:

  • Who is eligible for HEERF III in emergency financial aid grants?
    UAH is offering an opportunity to apply for HEERF III to all enrolled students for fall 2021 before expanding the opportunity to others.
  • What qualifies as emergency costs?

    Examples include but are not limited to:

    • You had trouble finding employment to help with living expenses while attending school
    • Any category related to Cost of Attendance:  Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, Books, Personal and Misc.
    • You had to withdraw from your classes and still owe charges on your student account
    • Your internet/WiFi at home was insufficient and you were forced to upgrade your plan
    • With all your classes being virtual this past year, you had to buy a new laptop
    • You incurred additional medical or mental health expenses
  • Are graduate students eligible for HEERF III?
    Yes, all enrolled UAH students qualify.
  • How will UAH determine who will be approved and the amount of the HEERF III grant?
    Priority funding will go to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional need such as Pell eligible and low expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. However, all active students who have emergency expenses and submit requests on the Emergency Relief Form are considered for funds until funding is exhausted. Funding amounts are determined by need and availability of funds.
  • I am enrolled but I have not received an invitation to apply, what can I do?
    There is a delay between enrollment and you receiving your link to apply for funding, please wait until we process your enrollment and invite.  You are only eligible to apply through the link emailed to your UAH email.
  • I have questions about HEERF III, who do I contact?
    Contact VPSA@uah.edu with all questions related to HEERF III, please include your student id (A#).
  • When should I expect to see funding from HEERF III?
    We will begin processing HEERF III on August 26, 2021.  Students can expect payments after we process other credit balances.  Please monitor your student account for activity.
  • View information on Previous Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students.