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 received $900 for spring term 2021. Recipients were notified by email when awards were 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 HEERF Funds to assist with the cost of quarantining.

The COVID-19 Quarantine Fund was created to assist students experiencing financial hardship due to a required COVID-19 quarantine or self-isolation. Impacted students can apply for and receive up to $1,400 for documented hotel and food costs incurred while in quarantine or self-isolation time. Funding is available through HEERF funds received by the University of Oregon.

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