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

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

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

  • Maximum Amount for Institutional Portion (CFDA 84.425F Allocation) $ 8,343,376


  • Who is eliglible for HEERF III in emergency financial aid grants?
    UAH is offerering 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 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 18, 2021.
  • View information on Previous Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students.