Emergency Federal Relief Funds

The University of Virginia is required to report to the federal government on its use of Higher Education Relief Funds (HEERF) including CARES (HEERF 1), CRRSAA (HEERF II), and ARP (HEERF III).  Below is information related to the student and institutional portions of the funds received through HEERF.

CARES (HEERF I) Reporting

Report and Disclosure

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students -
University of Virginia
Report and Disclosure – Final Report
Last Updated January 8, 2021

The University of Virginia (UVA) acknowledges it signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 13, 2020, and gives the assurance that UVA will use 50% or more of the funds received under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  1. The total amount of funds UVA will receive from the U.S. Department of Education designated specifically for distribution to students is a $5,858,355.
  2. As of December 31st, 2020, $5,858,355 million specifically designated for students has been distributed.
  3. The estimated total number of students at UVA eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 11,273.
  4. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act through December 31st is 3,226.
  5. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows:
    • A currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student for term of disbursement
    • Eligible for funding under a Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965
    • The recommended total maximum award per student is $6,195 (largest Pell award). Preference for maximum awards will be given to students who have fully utilized existing aid resources. Exceptions may apply for extreme situations.
    • Awards are prioritized based on student type and financial need level.
    • Awards are being provided to students for the following types of expenditures:
      • food
      • housing
      • educational technology
      • health care related to COVID-19
      • child care incurred due to disruption to campus operations
      • transportation costs
      • other costs associated with disruption to campus operations
  1. The instructions, directions, or guidance provided by UVA to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants were sent via University email and published on University websites.
CRRSAA (HEERF II) Reporting

Emergency Grants to Students

The University of Virginia received $16,866,806 under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA. The University assures the public that we will provide no less than $5,858,355 for Emergency Grants to Students.

Total amount of Emergency Grants to Students as of June 30, 2021: $5,858,355

Total number of students that have received Emergency Grants to date: 5,157

Total number of eligible students: 31,223*

The University of Virginia identified groups of students with exceptional need, consistent with the guidance presented in CRRSAA. The student groups selected were undergraduate students that received Pell grants during the 2020-21 academic year, and any students that have documented significant losses of financial resources as a result of the pandemic to the University. Undergraduate students attending summer session have also received emergency grants. Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit, so that if they receive an emergency grant payment receipt can be expedited.

*The Department of Education removed prior restrictions on student eligibility with the issuance of final rule, “Eligibility To Receive Emergency Financial Grants to Students Under HEERF” on May 14, 2021. As a result, the number of eligible students has been adjusted upward appropriately.

Updated as of: June 30, 2021

ARP (HEERF III) Reporting

Emergency Grants to Students

The University of Virginia received $30,403,945 under Section Section 2003(a)(a) of the ARP. The University assures the public that we will provide no less than $15,223,797 for Emergency Grants to Students.

Total amount of Emergency Grants to Students to date: $0

Total number of students that have received Emergency Grants to date: 0

Total number of eligible students: 31,223

The University of Virginia will identify groups of students with exceptional need, consistent with the guidance presented in ARP. The student groups selected will include undergraduate students that received Pell grants during the 2020-21 academic year, and any students that have documented significant losses of financial resources as a result of the pandemic to the University. Undergraduate students who were determined to have exceptional need and are attending summer session 2021 will also received emergency grants.

Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit, so that if they receive an emergency grant payment receipt can be expedited.

*The Department of Education removed prior restrictions on student eligibility with the issuance of final rule, “Eligibility To Receive Emergency Financial Grants to Students Under HEERF” on May 14, 2021. As a result, the number of eligible students has been adjusted upward appropriately.

Updated as of: July 9, 2021

Quarterly Institutional Reporting