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The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).

HEERF II provides financial support to higher education institutions. A portion of each institution’s allocation must be awarded to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. Information pertaining to the Student Emergency Grants can be located below.



North Central Missouri College received authorization from the U.S. Department of Education to receive $2,004,717 from the Department, provided under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Act. Of that amount, at least $446,019 was used for emergency student aid.

In distributing these funds, North Central Missouri College has followed, and will follow, the instructions and guidance provided the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, and the Certification and Agreement completed by the College. That guidance provides institutions with discretion to develop their own systems and processes for determining how to allocate these funds, subject to certain limitations on student eligibility and expense eligibility.



North Central Missouri College distributed HEERF II emergency grants in multiple rounds that began on February 1, 2021. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was established and funded by the Federal government to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.



Spring 2021

To be eligible to receive emergency aid, students must have met all of the qualifications below:

  • Be enrolled
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or an eligible noncitizen
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling

HEERF II grant amounts were a summary amount based on Pell eligibility and Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and issued as direct payments*. Students who met all eligibility requirements received grants based on the following Tiers:

  • Tier 1 – Pell eligible, with 0 EFC ($600)
  • Tier 2 – Pell eligible, not 0 EFC ($400)
  • Tier 3 – Not Pell eligible or no FAFSA ($200)



Summer 2021

To be eligible to receive emergency aid, students must have met all of the qualifications below:

  • Be enrolled as a new student

Individual grants amounts were determined by enrollment and were capped at three credits at the in-state tuition amount ($148). Grants were issued either as credits to student accounts (with consent) or as direct payments*. Grants were issued until HEERF II funds were depleted.

* Direct payments are sent to your preferred location for student refunds, which include either a check in the mail or direct deposit.