HEERF II Emergency Funding Applications for Webster Students
March 16, 2021
The U.S. federal government in early 2021 enacted the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which authorized the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). HEERF II provides money that colleges and universities can distribute as emergency grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
Degree-seeking Webster University students who are U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in Spring 2021, and have previously filed a 2020-21 FAFSA with Webster's Office of Financial Aid, are eligible to apply. The HEERF II grant is to help with financial needs brought on by the disruption caused by COVID-19, including tuition, food, housing educational, health care (including mental health care) and childcare as well as other living expenses. This funding is separate from the financial aid students may receive from Webster University.
When the application is submitted, a decision will be made based on the funding available and the eligibility criteria. All eligible applications will be considered and the grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the funding is exhausted.
How to Apply
If you are a Webster University student experiencing a short-term financial need due to the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19, you should log into your Connections Portal 2.0 account, look for the banner that says “HEERF II Funding Application” and read closely the criteria for eligibility. Not all students are eligible. If you believe you are eligible based on the three criteria cited, fill out the application for consideration of a one-time emergency student grant.
The deadline to complete the application is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.