(HEERF II Funding)

Updated April 13, 2021

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, enacted on December 27, 2020, will provide Catholic University with $1.18 million in federal student financial assistance funding for current students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now accepting applications for HEERF II Relief Funding. These grants are intended to lessen the financial challenges for currently enrolled students resulting from the continuing financial impact due to COVID -19. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. This grant is not renewable for future years unless Congress provides additional supplemental funding to address the impact of the pandemic.

We will work to address demonstrated needs to the extent funds are available. Please note that most grants are in the $1,000 - $7,500 range and, as required by the federal regulations, priority will be given to students with the highest demonstrated financial need, specifically Pell Grant recipients. To apply for an emergency grant, please complete this application with as much detail as possible(closed). Questions about this application should be directed to us here in the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Approved applications will have funds placed directly on their student accounts. Students will be given the option of directing the award to pay current educational expenses by applying the funds to their student account to cover any unpaid balance or paid directly to them for indirect costs such as books and supplies, transportation, or personal expenses. To receive the refund quickly, applicants should ensure they have direct deposit established on their student account. Students can enroll in direct deposit by following these instructions on the Enrollment Services website.

All enrolled Catholic University students who have completed the FAFSA and are eligible for federal student aid, and who are experiencing financial hardships from the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to apply.

There is a deadline of April 9, 2021, and there can be no exceptions.

The application for assistance with HEERFII funding has closed. An email confirmation receipt of your application was sent on April 13, 2021. Application decisions are expected to be sent within one to two weeks of this date.