Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), was signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion. Northern Vermont University has received $6,095,196 of which $3,156,190 is allocated to help students with expenses incurred as a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19.

The first disbursement will be made to students in mid-October.

More detailed information regarding distribution of these funds are detailed below and will continue to roll out over the 2021-2022 academic year.

~ October 8, 2021

 

On October 13, 2021, Northern Vermont University began awarding HEERF III grants to matriculated students enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester taking a minimum of three credits.  These funds were sent directly to student’s direct deposit account or by check to the home mailing address on record.  The majority of these funds were awarded to the neediest students as evidenced by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA.  These awards total $2,113,750 of the $3,156,190 that NVU was given to award to students, leaving $1,042,440 for students in the Spring 2022 semester.

As of December 31, $2,113,750 has been awarded to 1510 students.

EFC Range TOTAL Awarded Total # of Students Amount Awarded Undergraduate # of Students Undergraduate Amount Awarded Graduate # of Students Graduate Amount Awarded
0-5846 $1,324,000 662 $2000 591 $1,182,000 71 $142,000
5847 to 15,000 $394,500 263 $1500 220 $330,000 43 $64,500
15,001+ and No FAFSA filed $352,500 471 $750 471 $352,500
15,001+ and No FAFSA filed $42,750 114 $375 114 $42,750
Totals $2,113,750 1510 1282 $1,864,500 228 $249,250

~ January 10, 2022

 

April 10, 2022

No awards have been made yet to students for Spring 2022.  The remaining funds, $1,042,440, are expected to be awarded to students later in April 2022.

July 7, 2022

Northern Vermont University began awarding the remaining HEERF III grants to matriculated students enrolled in the Spring 2022 semester taking a minimum of three credits on April .  These funds were sent directly to student’s direct deposit account or by check to the home mailing address on record and were awarded as block grants—no application was required.  The majority of these funds were awarded to the neediest students as evidenced by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA.  Spring amounts awarded were about half of what the student received in the fall.

 As of June 30, 2022, $3,156,190.00 has been awarded to 1768 students.

EFC Range TOTAL Awarded Total # of Students Undergraduate # of Students Undergraduate Amount Awarded Graduate # of Students Graduate Amount Awarded
0-5846 $1,971,620 781 679 $1,738,495 102 $234,125
5847 to 15,000 $624,645 330 258 $506,020 72 $118,625
15,001+ and No FAFSA filed $498,775 526 526 $498,775 131 $60,150
Totals $3,156,190 1768 1463 $2,743,290 305 $412,900

HEERF III Quarterly Reports