The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
(HEERF) II provides emergency funding to assist students during the coronavirus pandemic.
Southeast Community College has followed the guidance from the Department of Education to determine which students
are eligible to receive HEERF II grants and the amount that each student will receive. These grants will be
distributed to students automatically. Students will not need to apply to receive these funds.
Eligible students must meet the following requirements:
Southeast Community College is required to distribute grant amounts based on a student’s demonstrated need. The
Department of Education encourages the use of FAFSA data and, more specifically, the student’s Expected Family
Contribution (EFC) to measure this financial need.
After a review of our student information, the following distribution schedule was developed:
By way of illustration, students with an EFC of 0-0999 would receive a HEERF II grant in the amount of $900. Students
with an EFC between 3000-3999 would receive $600. Students with an EFC of 6000 or more would receive a HEERF grant
in the amount of $200.
HEERF II emergency aid will be disbursed automatically to eligible students. Students do not need to apply to receive
this funding. Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for Fast Refund at https://secure.ubt.com/sccrefund/ to receive their grants through direct deposit.
The deadline to sign up for Fast Refund to receive the HEERF II grant by direct deposit is April 2,
Students who do not sign up for Fast Refund will receive a check sent via U.S Mail to their address on file at SCC.
Students are encouraged to review their address on file as soon as possible to ensure the check is sent to the
correct address. You can find your mailing address on the Hub at Webadvisor for Students/Academic Profile/My profile.
Student who sign up for Fast Refund should receive their deposit by April 15th, 2021. Students receiving a check
should expect an additional week or longer for delivery.
A student may choose to use their HEERF II grant to pay off anything due to the College. However, the College will
not be deducting any amounts due before distributing these funds.
The HEERF II grant aid may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for any emergency costs
that arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care)
No, students do not have to pay back their grant and it is not considered taxable income.
No, this grant is a one-time emergency grant and it will not impact your current or future financial aid.
There are several notable differences between CARES Act/HEERF I and CRRSAA/HEERF II. Among them:
Additional information about CRRSAA/HEERF II from the Department of Education can be found at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/faqsfora1crrsaaheerfii.pdf