The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was established to provide financial assistance to colleges and students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Three acts appropriated funding for HEERF:
- Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations
- American Rescue Plan Act
HEERF Grants for Students
To date, South Central College has distributed $7,700,000 in HEERF financial assistance grants to students in two ways:
- Emergency Relief Fund Grants: Nearly all current South Central College students were eligible to apply for a CARES Emergency Fund Grant. This grant provided assistance to qualifying students who needed help covering unforeseen education‐related expense due to COVID‐19.
- Direct Distribution Grants: South Central College students with exceptional need automatically received Direct Distribution Grants based on their financial aid records and the number of credits taken..
Most students who met specific criteria were eligible to receive financial assistance grants. Students who were not eligible included those who are receiving a tuition waiver or having a third party paying for their tuition (e.g. employer), corrections students, apprenticeship students, high school/PSEO students, and Farm Business Management students.
HEERF College Distribution Oct. 2022:00553700_HEERF_Q12023_10102022.pdf
HEERF College Distribution July 2022: 00553700_HEERF_Q42022_071122.pdf
HEERF College Distribution Apr. 2022: 00553700_HEERF_Q32022_04062022.pdf
HEERF College Distribution Jan. 2022: 00553700_HEERF_Q22022_100821.pdf
HEERF College Distribution Oct. 2021: 00553700_HEERF_Q12022_100821.pdf
CARES College Distribution July 2021
CARES College Distribution April 2021
CARES College Distribution Jan. 2021
CARES College Distribution Oct. 2020
CARES Student Distribution March. 2022
CARES Student Distribution Dec. 2021
CARES Student Distribution Sept. 2021
CARES Student Distribution Oct. 2020