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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

HEERF Initial Reporting

Am I eligible to receive an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under HEERF?

Fordham University has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Form and is eligible to receive the following funding:

  • $8,147,184 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
    • Under the agreement, Fordham University intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
      • Potential eligible students: 10,067
  • $12,071,949 under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act
    • Under the agreement, Fordham University intends to use no less than $6,000,000 of the funds received under the CRRSA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
      • Potential eligible students: 22,823
  • $21,291,879 under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act
    • Under the agreement, Fordham University intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the ARP Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
      • Potential eligible students: 22,823

As it relates to Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

  • As of March 31, 2021, the University:
    • Will receive $4,073,592
    • Has distributed to students: $3,630,099
    • Total # of students receiving Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 2,419
  • As of June 30, 2021, the University
    • Will receive $20,719,531
    • Has distributed to students: $7,578,856
    • Total # of students receiving Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 3,507
  • As of September 30, 2021, the University
    • Will receive $20,719,531
    • Has distributed to students: $8,008,956
    • Total # of students receiving Emergency Financial Aid Grants: 3,719

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure reports under Cares Act Section 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion

The University has set aside funds to assist students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. The CARES Act identifies the following as eligible expenses: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Students should complete the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (CARES Act): Emergency Grants to Students Application to request assistance. The request includes a detailed statement and an itemized list of eligible expenses incurred (in some cases receipts may be required later). The Office of Student Financial Services will review and respond to each request as quickly as possible.