Emergency Aid

Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III – Emergency Grants for Students

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021 has allocated emergency financial aid grants called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III to assist students with exceptional need. These grants can be used toward educational costs and other emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare.

Eligibility to Apply for HEERF III Emergency Grants
  • Be a degree-seeking student at Mizzou;
  • Have been enrolled in the fall 2021 term;
  • Any enrollment level may apply (i.e., Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, Medical, Vet Med, Doctoral, Law, Post-Comp);
  • Domestic students must have a completed 2021-22 FAFSA on file with Mizzou; and
  • International students that are not eligible to complete the FAFSA may complete the application.

All students must complete the application for consideration. Award amounts will start at $500 but will vary based upon a student’s need as calculated by the FAFSA for domestic students and based upon the application for international students. The remaining funding is limited, and depending on the volume of applications, all students who apply may not receive funding.

Timeline for review of applications:
  • January 7, 2022: Undergraduate juniors and seniors with past term balances
  • February 1, 2022: All other students

All students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis in the order for which they are received until the funding is exhausted.

Click here to apply for HEERF III funding.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the Student Financial Aid Special Circumstances Review team by email at specialcircumstances@missouri.edu. Questions can be asked directly via email, or a student can leave their phone number to request a call from our Special Circumstances Response Team.

Financial Management Help

If you expect to receive these funds and would like to discuss effective use of the money, we encourage you to make an appointment with the Office for Financial Success (OFS). OFS offers free and confidential financial coaching. Make an appointment using MU Connect or walk in.

Federal CARES Act (HEERF I) Reports and Disclosures

Please review the following Report and Disclosure which outlines information regarding the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Federal CRRSAA (HEERF II) Reports and Disclosures

Please review the following Report and Disclosure which outlines information regarding the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Federal ARP (HEERF III) Reports and Disclosures

Please review the following Report and Disclosure which outlines information regarding the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Important Dates

Dec. 1 - Scholarship deadline for first-time college students

Jan. 7 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

Jan. 7 - FAFSA priority deadline