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Finanical Aid Office at Lehman College

CARES Act Student Emergency Grant

HEERFIII (ARP-American Rescue Plan)
• What is the ARP HEERF III Student Emergency Grant?
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (ARP), was signed into law on March 11, 2021 and provides emergency grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to students enrolled during the declared COVID-19 pandemic to help cover expenses associated with 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.
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CUNY Comeback
• What is the CUNY Comeback Program?
The CUNY Comeback Program is a new program launched by Governor Cuomo and Chancellor Matos Rodríguez to help at least 50,000 students overcome debts from tuition and fees they may have accumulated during the pandemic. By providing up to $125 million in debt relief to at least 50,000 students who need it most, students will be able to move forward with their education at CUNY and their careers. Most of these students will have their balances cleared automatically in early August, others will be able to apply for hardship starting later in August. Financial holds will also be lifted immediately, allowing students to register for Fall 2021 classes.
In addition, Chancellor Matos Rodríguez implemented a policy change allowing CUNY students and graduates who owe the University unpaid tuition and feeds to receive their official transcripts, which will aid in their ability to pursue employment and additional educational opportunities.
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HEERFII (CRRSAA-Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act)
• What is the CRRSAA HEERF II Student Emergency Grant?
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020 and provides Emergency Student Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to students eligible for federal financial aid benefits with emergency grants to help cover for expenses associated with 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.
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HEERFI (CARES-Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act)
• What is the HEERF CARES Act Emergency Student Grant?
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It provides emergency grants from the U.S. Department of Education to eligible students to help cover education-related expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act directs recipients to use the funds they receive for unexpected expenses, unmet financial need, or expenses related to the disruption of campus operations resulting from the coronavirus. These include expenses for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care or childcare.
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