Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), CARES Act

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides emergency financial assistance to eligible students who have experienced financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students currently enrolled and matriculated in Fall 2020 and who meet federal financial aid requirements are able to receive funding. UB must have your 2020-2021 FAFSA on file to confirm your eligibility. The deadline to submit the HEERF application is December 7, 2020 – no late applications can be accepted. HEERF was established as part of the U.S. federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Funds may be limited in number and size due to funding constraints.

We recommend that you set up direct deposit with the university to expedite delivery of any approved HEERF grant. For more information on direct deposit please visit: https://www.buffalo.edu/studentaccounts/refunds/refund-direct-deposit.html

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), CARES Act
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide a brief and specific description detailing why you are requesting Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) CARES Act funds and how COVID-19 has led to unexpected expenses requiring emergency funds.
  2. Check all of the appropriate unexpected expenses you require emergency funding for.
  3. Provide an amount of how much you are requesting in emergency funding for the eligible expenses you selected in the above list.
  4. If the total amount you are requesting is for multiple expenses, please itemize the cost of each expense.
  5. Please provide documentation to support eligible expenses you selected in the above list and can substantiate the amount you are requesting in this funding. *Only one file can be submitted with your application - please make sure all documents are saved in one file before uploading and submitting your application.*
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