COVID-19 emergency relief funding

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II)

VCU has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II) as authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Student grants are available for financial assistance related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Grants may be considered for the following expenses:

  • Tuition and fee assistance
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Meals or groceries
  • Textbooks, calculators, study guides, supplies, special class equipment, etc.
  • Transportation to and from school or work
  • Child care or elder care to take care of a parent in order to attend classes or study
  • Desktop/laptop purchase or desktop/laptop upgrade for online education needs
  • Internet connectivity such as a cellular hotspot, satellite or cable for online education needs

To be considered for grant assistance students must meet the following conditions:

  • Submit an application for funding.
  • Must have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the VCU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by your 2020-2021 FAFSA.
  • Must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one credit hour at VCU in spring 2021, within a degree seeking program, at the time of application.
  • Must be meeting financial aid satisfactory academic progress policies.

International, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or undocumented students

VCU had limited emergency need-based grant funds for international, DACA or undocumented students. Due to an overwhelming response for funds, we are no longer accepting applications. We will review applications that have already been submitted.