Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II)

As a result of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA) Act, Florida State University received $14,669,914 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support student aid. These funds have been provided by the federal government to directly support students facing urgent needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have disbursed these funds to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to our neediest students in accordance with federal guidelines for this funding.

Spring 2021

Out of the University’s total eligible population of 26,284 enrolled students for the spring 2021 term, the following groups of students who submitted a 2020-21 FAFSA received emergency relief funding:

  • 8,244 Pell eligible undergraduate students were awarded $500;
  • 1,839 undergraduate students who had an estimated family contribution between $5,576 and $9,999 were awarded $300.
  • 4,428 Graduate, Medical and Law students who had an estimated family contribution of less than $9,999 were awarded $250.

Summer 2021

Out of the University’s total eligible population of 16,647 enrolled student for the summer 2021 term, the following groups of students who submitted a 2020-21 FAFSA received emergency relief funding:

  • 5,348 Pell eligible undergraduate students were awarded $1,000;
  • 1,069 undergraduate students who had an estimated family contribution of less than $10,000 (but were not Pell eligible) were awarded $918.
  • 3,249 Graduate, Medical and Law students who had an estimated family contribution less than $9,999 were awarded $775.
  • 48 Non-degree (graduate) seeking students who had an estimated family contribution of less than $9,999 were awarded $855.
  • 1 Non-degree (undergraduate) seeking student who had an estimated family contribution of less than $9,999 was awarded $857.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I get my grant money?

For students who have signed up for direct deposit with Student Business Services funding will be sent to the student’s financial institution via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).  For students not enrolled in direct deposit, checks will be mailed.

Do I have to repay my grant?

No. The money awarded to you is a grant, not a loan.

Are there any restrictions on how I spend my grant?

Federal guidelines indicate the funds can be used for any number of financial costs related to the disruption of education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This could include money spent for unanticipated travel, additional technology requirements, food, housing, course materials, health care, child care, etc.

Will this funding impact my current or future financial aid awards?

No, this grant is a one-time emergency grant and it will not impact your current or future financial aid.

Report and Disclosure

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II Reporting
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students -
Florida State University

Florida State University (FSU) acknowledges it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 22, 2020, and gives the assurance that FSU has used more than 50% of the funds received under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The total amount of funds FSU received on January 14, 2021 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution to students is $14,669,914.

  1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA as of March 31st, 2021, is $5,780,700.
  2. The estimated total number of students at FSU eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA was 26,284 for Spring 2021.
  3. The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA was 14,511 for Spring 2021.
  4. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows:
    • Enrolled for term of disbursement
    • Eligible for funding under a Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965
    • Awards are prioritized based on student type and individual as explained below:
      • Pell eligible undergraduate students;
        • Pell Grant recipients were provided with the highest award of $500 during the Spring 2021 term.
      • Undergraduate students with an expected family contribution less than $10,000 were provided with $300 during the Spring 2021 term.
      • Graduate and professional students with an expected family contribution less than $10,000 were provided with $ 250 during the Spring 2021 term.

Quarter 2 April – June 2021: No additional HEERF II funds were disbursed in Quarter 2.

  1. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA as of July 21, 2021, is $14,669,914.
  2. The estimated total number of students at FSU eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA was 16,647 for Summer 2021.
  3. The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA was 9,715 for Summer 2021.
  4. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows:
    • Enrolled for term of disbursement
    • Eligible for funding under a Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965
    • Awards are prioritized based on student type and individual as explained below:
      • 5,348 Pell eligible undergraduate students were awarded $1,000;
      • 1,069 undergraduate students who had an estimated family contribution of less than $10,000 (but were not Pell eligible) were awarded $918.
      • 3,249 Graduate, Medical and Law students who had an estimated family contribution less than $9,999 were awarded $775.
      • 48 Non-degree (graduate) seeking students who had an estimated family contribution of less than $9,999 were awarded $855.
      • 1 Non-degree (undergraduate) seeking student who had an estimated family contribution of less than $9,999 was awarded $857.

 

The instructions, directions, or guidance provided by FSU to all eligible students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants were sent via University email and published on the University website.

 

Last updated 7/22/2021
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