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NASFAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reference Page
Department of Education guidance on the use of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) funds is changing on an almost daily basis. This reference page, which provides fast facts and frequently asked questions and answers on the student portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, was developed to assist financial aid administrators and other offices on college campuses in making decisions about the distribution of these funds. Check back often as NASFAA will continue to update this reference page as any new guidance becomes available.
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Department of Education & Congressional References
- 7-30: Additional COD System Implementation Information for COD System Changes to Support the CARES Act
- 7-24: Email Reminder About COVID-19 Relief Measures to In-School Borrowers July 27–31, 2020
- August 1 Application Deadline for HEERF Funds Approaching
- Alexander Proposes Extending CARES Act Student Loan Deferment for Borrowers With No Income
- Congressional Democrats Call for Oversight of ED’s Execution of Coronavirus Aid
- 7-10: Additional Regulatory Flexibilities Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 7-10: Update on Required CARES Act Quarterly Reporting
- New Bill Would Give Low-Income Students Stimulus Checks
- Former ED Secretary Urges Congress to Bridge Racial Inequalities in Higher Ed Exacerbated by Coronavirus
- Sens. Murray, Wyden Push for Public Outreach on Economic Impact Payments
- ED Removes Handbook Reference to Professional Judgment Guidance
- ED Officially Publishes Interim Final Rule on CARES Act Emergency Grants
- New FAQs Outline Allowable Uses of Funds Under HEERF
- Senate Democrats Pen Letter Urging $47 Billion in Aid for Higher Ed
- Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge ED to Make FAFSA Changes
- Updated Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Cost Concerns Lead House Democrats to Scale Back on Aid Package
- ED Says Over 50,000 Borrowers Still Having Wages Garnished
- ED Releases Additional CARES Act Funding for HBCUs, MSIs, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
- ED Announces FY 2017 Cohort Default Rate Deadline Modification and Update on Federal Work-Study Community Service Waivers Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund of the CARES Act
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
- CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Certification Agreement Form
- CARES Act Institutional Allocations from Department of Education
- ED UPDATED Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- ED Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Letter to College and University Presidents on CARES Act Funding
- March 11 Electronic Announcement: Issuance of Dear CPA Letter CPA-20-01, Site Visit Exemption During COVID-19 Outbreak
- ED Coronavirus Q&A: Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
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