HEERF

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Summary

Duke University has been allocated funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for use as emergency financial aid grants to students. Per the U.S. Department of Education, this grant is to be used by students to pay for education and/or emergency costs that arise or have arisen due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care. In distributing HEERF grants, the law requires Duke to prioritize students with exceptional need. Duke distributed HEERF grants to eligible students in spring 2021, and will distribute an additional round of grants to students beginning in December 2021.

Duke will be distributing this funding to students based on the criteria below, and the target for initial payments to eligible students is early December 2021.

Students who can be identified as eligible based on information already in the University’s possession will be notified automatically in DukeHUB and provided next steps to receive funding.  There are also opportunities for students who do not meet the eligibility criteria based on the information currently in Duke’s possession to submit new documentation or to request an adjustment.  Please review the information below for more information on distribution and Duke’s eligibility criteria.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

SECTION 1: ABOUT HEERF GRANTS

 

SECTION 2: ELIGIBILITY

 

SECTION 3: STEPS TO TAKE

 

SECTION 4: WHEN AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY GRANT FUNDS?

 

SECTION 5: FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

 

SECTION 6: CONTACT INFORMATION