Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. Through this Act, Valparaiso University is authorized to distribute funding directly to students in support of costs incurred for cost of attendance and emergency costs incurred due to the Coronavirus.

HEERF II Report:

Eligible students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Enrolled graduate or undergraduate student for spring 2021 
  • U.S. citizen
  • Qualify for need — Valpo used Expected Family Contribution to determine need. A matrix of the spend allocations can be found below.

Students may use the grants toward:

  • any component of their cost of attendance
  • emergency costs that arise due to COVID-19, such as:
    • tuition
    • food
    • housing
    • health care (including mental health care)
    • child care

We recognize there was another round of funding approved March 10 that may be forthcoming to students. We plan to work diligently through eligibility and distribution requirements to ensure appropriate and timely handling of the funds. 

You can apply the emergency grant amount to your student account even if you do not currently have an amount owed. The funds will reflect a credit balance in your account and will be applied to future charges. If you elect not to apply the grant funds to your account, the funds will be paid to you directly. Please allow 2–3 weeks for data collection and processing. (Note: Funds applied to your student account may be reflected on the annual IRS Form 1098-T.)

Please send any questions to HEERF@valpo.edu

Spend Allocation Matrix

HEERF II Allocation Tiers Amount
A FT UG Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = 0 $1,000.00
B FT UG EFC 1-8000 $800.00
C FT UG EFC 8,001 – 20,000 $650.00
D FT UG EFC > 20,000 $500.00
E FT UG non-FAFSA filer $350.00
F FT Grad $550.00
F PT Grad/UG $325.00