The UO has received funds under three federal stimulus programs:

  • The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act known as HEERF I.
  • The Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) known as HEERF II.
  • The American Rescue Plan (ARP) known as HEERF III.

Funding from the CARES Act has been expended. Below are the requirements to be eligible to receive the other HEERF money and how those funds are distributed.

2021 Spring Term

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and law students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Currently enrolled at the UO.
  • Students identified as having exceptional need based on their FAFSA information.
  • Eligible expenses that are a part of a student's cost of attendance or emergency costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care, or child care.

There is no application process and recipients will receive $900 for spring term 2021. Recipients will be notified by email when awards are made.

Students living on campus, with need based on their FAFSA information, who applied for triple rooms but were required to live in a double room due to social distancing requirements, received $587 to assist with the difference in cost.

2021—22 Academic Year

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and law students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Currently enrolled at the UO.
  • Students identified as having exceptional need based on their FAFSA information.
  • Eligible expenses that are a part of a student's cost of attendance or emergency costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care, or child care.

There is no application process. The UO will:

  • Award $3,000 grants to students with exceptional financial need.
  • Award $2,000 grants to students with less financial need.

The UO will also have funding available to assist students with emergency grants.

Assistance with Quarantining Costs

Students that are experiencing financial hardship due to a required COVID-19 quarantine or self-isolation may be eligible to apply for CRRSAA Funds to assist with the cost of quarantining.

The Quarantine Fund is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Office of the Dean of Students. Students experiencing financial hardship due to a required COVID-19 quarantine or self-isolation may apply for and receive up to $1,400 for hotel and food costs incurred while in quarantine or self-isolation. Funding is available through the CRRSAA and generous donations to the Students in Crisis Fund through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Applications for funding will be considered on a funds-available basis. Documentation of expenses is required.