Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II)

Purdue University Northwest is moving quickly to disburse $3.8 million through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).

HEERF II Eligibility

PNW students, who are US Citizens or eligible permanent residents enrolled for the spring 2021 semester, who are eligible for the federal Pell Grant, and those who have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, could be eligible to receive awards. A simple authorization form asking how students would like the funds distributed is all that will be required.

Furthermore, all PNW students who are US Citizens or eligible permanent residents, who are enrolled for the spring semester may apply for emergency funding of up to $3,000.

Update: 4/26/21

The application is now closed as all funds have been exhausted. Please continue to monitor your PNW email as we will send out a notification should additional funds become available. If you have already submitted an application, it is currently being reviewed in the order in which it was submitted.

APPLY FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING

Frequently Asked Questions

PNW is disbursing $3.8 million that has been made available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).

PNW students who are US Citizens or eligible permanent residents, who are enrolled for the spring 2021 semester, who are eligible for the federal Pell Grant, and those who have a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file, should have received an email directly from the PNW Office of Financial Aid informing them that they will receive an award. All that is required is an authorization form for the students to complete to indicate how they would like their funds to be distributed.

Furthermore, all PNW students who are US Citizens or eligible permanent residents who are enrolled for the spring semester – regardless of whether you have a FAFSA on file – may apply for emergency funding of up to $3,000.

Apply for Emergency Funding

All PNW students who are US Citizens or eligible permanent residents are eligible. Funds will be awarded, following receipt of the authorization form, as follows:

  • Pell Grant recipients who have $600 or more of unmet need will receive $1,200
  • Pell Grant recipients who have $600 or less of unmet need will receive $600
  • Students who have a FAFSA on file will receive $200. (This will not be an additional award for Pell-eligible students.)
  • Furthermore, all PNW students who are US Citizens or eligible permanent residents who are enrolled for the spring semester – regardless of whether you have a FAFSA on file – may apply for emergency funding of up to $3,000.

Apply for Emergency Funding

International students are not eligible for the HEERF II funds, per the guidelines authorized by the U.S. Congress.

International students, as members of the PNW student body, may apply for funds through the Dean of Students Emergency Fund. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students for information.

Students will receive  the funds in the method they indicate on the authorization form – either as a direct refund to the student or as a credit to their student account.

Contact the Bursar’s office with any questions regarding direct deposit.

Students may use these funds for any expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic; for example, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care.