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CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund FAQ


Second Round Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) – Student Aid

The federal government passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), effective December 27, 2020.  This included a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF).  UCM personnel are working to identify all eligible students for the second round of HEERF student aid.  Payments will be made on a predetermined formula based on current Spring 2021 enrollment, with priority placed on students with the highest need.  There will not be an application process.  After eligibility and aid amounts have been determined, students will receive an email notification through their UCM student email accounts with additional information about their aid.  UCM plans to issue all payments by the end of March, if not before.

Payment Methods:

Direct Deposit/ACH - Students are strongly encouraged to make sure they are set up to receive direct deposit (ACH) from UCM to speed up the receipt of these funds.  Students who are set up with direct deposit will receive their funds first.  If you are already set up for direct deposit, this is how you will receive your funds.  UCM does not use this information to process automatic withdrawals for account balances.

Check - If payment by check is preferred, students need to review their primary mailing address to make sure that it is going to a current address.


 Update Direct Deposit 

Update Primary Address


HEERF II does allow students to use their aid funds to pay down their outstanding account balances with UCM.  UCM will not directly apply the student aid to a student’s account. If you have an amount owed, once you receive the aid, you may use the funds to pay towards your UCM account balance.

Last modified: February 25, 2021


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