HEERF Student Financial Aid Grant II: COVID Relief Grant II
As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021 (CRRSAA), the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) provides colleges with funds to award grants for their students.
The funds offered under the first HEERF grant ended March 1, 2021.
The COVID Relief Grant II can be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, healthcare, or childcare. You do not have to pay back funds you receive from COVID Relief Grant II.
How much am I able to receive from COVID Relief Grant II?
You may receive $1,000 per semester / quarter.
Am I eligible to apply for COVID Relief Grant II?
You are eligible if you demonstrate exceptional financial need by having:
- An expected financial contribution (EFC) less that $8,501
- An unmet need of at least $1,000
How do I apply for COVID Relief Grant II?
For Credit Classes
If you are enrolling in at least one credit hour for the semester, you must complete a financial aid application:
- U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Non-citizens and those who are undocumented (local residents of Texas for TCC tuition
purposes) must complete the Texas Application for State Aid (TASFA).
- Submit your completed application and documents to TCC Student Financial Aid Services.
For Eligible Community, Education & Engagement (CEE) Classes
If you are admitted and enrolled for eligible Community, Education & Engagement (CEE) classes that are career or occupational state formula-funded classes:
- Complete the Continuing Education Financial Aid Application (PDF)Listen
- Submit your completed application and documents to Student Financial Aid Services.
Please note that CEE courses for personal enrichment, College for Kids, and Senior Education are not eligible courses.
How do I receive my COVID Relief Grant II?
COVID Relief Grant II disbursements will be issued approximately one week before the start of the class for which the grant is awarded, or within approximately one week of receiving the award notice, whichever is later.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am undocumented and/or a DACA student. Am I eligible for the COVID Relief Grant II?
As of March 1, 2021, you may be eligible for a COVID Relief Grant II if you have completed and submitted a TASFA application.
Do I have to be a full-time student to be eligible?
You just need to be enrolled at TCC.
I'm enrolled at TCC and another college/university. Can I request the COVID Relief Grant II from both schools?
You can receive a COVID Relief Grant II from TCC. You will need to contact your other school to see if you qualify for their HEERF II grant program.
How will I know if I was awarded the COVID Relief Grant II?
You will receive an email to your myTCC email account. And your MyTCCTrack Financial Aid will be updated with a COVID Relief Grant II.
I have a balance on my TCC tuition account. If I'm awarded this grant, will the balance be deducted?
No. The entire amount of the grant will be disbursed to you through your refund preferences at BankMobile.
What if I'm unable to set up an account through BankMobile?
You will need to contact the Business Services Office for help.
What if I am ineligible for the COVID Relief Grant II but need short-term financial help?
You can apply for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, another emergency student aid program.
More About the HEERF II Student Financial Aid Grant
TCC's HEERF II grant allocation is $10.9 million. One hundred percent of this allocation is used to fund TCC's HEERF grant program. In addition, TCC has allocated an additional $24.1 million in Institutional HEERF II funds to be used for direct student grants.
Student Financial Aid Services is available to assist you if you still have questions about the COVID Relief Grant II.
Contact Student Financial Aid Services via:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 817-515-4243
Updated June 10, 2021