The university is required to prioritize recipients based on exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants or those with extraordinary financial circumstances. Students must either have a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the university or submit a Student Emergency Fund (SEF) application in order to confirm eligibility. Recipients must have been enrolled on or after March 13, 2020, the date of declaration of the national emergency due to the coronavirus.
While only continuing University of Arizona students are being reviewed for funding at this time, incoming students for the Fall 2021 semester may also be considered for HEERF funding, assuming they meet all stated eligibility requirements and depending on the amount remaining during the upcoming academic year.
You can learn more about the eligibility requirements on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.