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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.

Am I eligible to apply for COVID Relief Grant II?

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate exceptional financial need by having:
    • An expected financial contribution (EFC) less that $8,501
      and
    • An unmet need of at least $1,000
  • Enroll in at least 1 undergraduate credit hour for the semester, or 16 contract hours if you're a non-credit student

How much am I able to receive from COVID Relief Grant II?

You may $1,000 per semester.

How do I apply for COVID Relief Grant II?

Eligible students will automatically be identified and disbursed a grant at the beginning of each semester. No additional application is required.

How do I receive my COVID Relief Grant II?

COVID Relief Grant II disbursements will be issued approximately one week prior to the start of the term for which the grant is awarded, or within approximately one week of receiving the award notice, whichever is later.

Can non-credit students receive a COVID Relief Grant II?

Yes, if you meet eligibility requirements.

To be eligible, you must meet the the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate exceptional financial need by having:
    • An expected financial contribution (EFC) less that $8,501
      and
    • An unmet need of at least $1,000
  • Enroll in at least 1 undergraduate credit hour for the semester, or 16 contract hours if you're a non-credit student

Frequently Asked Questions

I am undocumented and/or a DACA student. Am I eligible for the COVID Relief Grant II?

No. You must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Instead, you can apply for the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, another emergency student aid program.

Do I have to be a full-time student to be eligible?

No. 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. Additionally, 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.

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.

Find more detailed information about TCC's distribution of HEERF financial aid grants.

Additional Questions?

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:

Updated March 26, 2021