Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (HEERF II)

Georgia Tech has received award notices from the United States Department of Education for the following Higher Education Emergency Relief supplemental awards (HEERF II) totaling $5,194,039 will be distributed to eligible Georgia Tech students in accordance with the plan outlined below.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (HEERF II)

The Georgia Tech Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) will identify degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students based on the following criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester.

  • Student/parent must have submitted a valid 2020-21 FAFSA that has been verified by OSFA.

OFSA will perform the following steps:

  • Confirm that the student is a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • Only citizens and eligible non-citizens will receive the funding.

  • Evaluate the financial data supplied by the student/parent(s) on the FAFSA to determine if the student demonstrates exceptional financial need defined as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is less than half of the cost of attendance.

Recipients will be selected, and priority will be given to Pell grant recipients and/or other undergraduate and graduate students based upon:

  • The student’s level of demonstrated exceptional financial need as determined by OSFA.

  • The educational expenses based on actual enrolment for Spring 2021 semester.

  • Students whose need is not being met with other gift aid.

Georgia Tech proposes the following for student aid/relief distributions:

  • One-time $1,500 HEERF II grants will be made to approximately 3,400 students during the spring semester.

    • Awards will be made by OSFA and payment to the recipients will be made by the Bursar’s Office.

    • Funds will be released by the Bursar directly to the student to provide direct, immediate aid.

    • Please note: HEERF awards do not impact or reduce other aid awarded

  • Students not awarded HEERF II that apply for Relief Funds through Student Life will be evaluated by OSFA for eligibility for HEERF II using the criteria listed above. If eligible, these students will be awarded from the unexpended HEERF II funds in the amount approved by Student Life, not to exceed $1,500 per student.

As required by CRRSAA regulations, we will ensure that funds drawn are disbursed within 15 days. Our goal is to complete the process by mid-March 2021. However, the process will be extended through the Spring and Summer semesters based on available funding.

Quarterly Reports

  • March 2021
    As of March 30, 2021, 3,399 students received $ 5,098,500.

  • June 2021
    As of June 30, 2021, 3,463 students have received a total of $ 5,194,039. The HEERF-II allocation for student grants is fully expended. Future quarterly reports are no longer required.