Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds III (HEERF III)
HEERF applications are closed
The application period for HEERF funds is closed. The application form will re-open in January 2022.
As part of the federal government’s American Rescue Plan (ARP), the University has received $19,888,022 in additional supplemental funds designed to assist students in need because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption of campus operations. Funds will be distributed during the 2021-22 academic year.
What types of expenses do HEERF emergency funds cover?
HEERF III Emergency Funding may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as paying for tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.
How much funding is available?
Award amounts are from $300 to $2,200, depending on each student’s cost of attendance including living on campus, need, and on the student’s enrollment level (e.g., full-time, part-time). Amounts for medical school students will be based on the student’s socioeconomic circumstances indicated on FAFSA and details provided on their funding requests.
HEERF eligibility questions
All current degree-seeking students (graduate, undergraduate, medical) enrolled in fall 2021 who have completed a 2021-22 FAFSA or Institutional Methodology (IM) for non-FAFSA eligible students are eligible for HEERF III Emergency Funds.
Yes, the COVID-relief stimulus payments are separate from the HEERF III Emergency Funds.
No, you do not have to be eligible for Federal Pell Grants to receive funds.
Yes, you are eligible for HEERF III Emergency Funds.
HEERF funding questions
Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis after August 18, 2021.
Award notifications will be sent through email. You can also check your account in MyNevada.
The emergency funds will be sent directly to you as a direct deposit to your bank account or as a check unless you have indicated that these funds should be applied to any balance owed to the University.
Direct deposit is the fastest way to receive your funds. If you don’t have direct deposit with the Cashier's Office, we encourage you to sign up in MyNEVADA. Otherwise, a check will be sent to the address on file in MyNEVADA. Make sure that the mailing address you have listed on MyNEVADA is correct.
Not automatically. You can opt to apply these funds to any outstanding balance in your account by selecting this option on your request for funds. Otherwise, the emergency funds will be sent directly to you as a direct deposit to your bank account or as a check.
These grants are exempt from 1098-T reporting and exempt from taxation altogether.
No, HEERF III Emergency Funds will not reduce your financial aid package.
Yes, you will be notified in late fall 2021 of the Spring 2022 Application process.