Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under the CARES Act


(NOTE:  All HEERF Grant funds were expended as of 12/15/20)

Sections 3504, 18004, and 18008 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted on March 27, 2020, allow higher education institutions to use certain funds allocated by the Department of Education to support students and higher education institutions with expenses and financial needs related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Brandeis University is pleased to announce that it has begun the application process for the CARES Act funding, designated under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), to assist students with emergency grants. These one-time emergency grants are to help students meet current urgent expenses that occurred from the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

The main criterion for a HEERF grant is the demonstration of a genuine expense and that the capacity for continued study may be in jeopardy due to financial hardship.  

Eligibility Criteria: