HEERF III Financial Hardship Grant

The university is now accepting undergraduate student applications for financial assistance through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III. Per federal regulations, this financial assistance is only available to undergraduate students who are enrolled during the Spring 22 semester.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III provides emergency funds to universities, including UMass Amherst, to directly support students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This federal funding is designed to prioritize students with the greatest need. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruptions and presents unparalleled challenges for many students and their families, and we are committed to delivering these funds as quickly as possible.

Please submit this application form and provide all requested information by 11:59pm EDT on Friday, April 8, 2022. Complete applications will be reviewed by the Bursar and Financial Aid Offices. The information submitted as part of the application process will be kept confidential but will be verified, as needed, by staff in Financial Aid Services, Dean of Students Office, and the Bursar’s Office.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email after their application has been reviewed. The financial assistance amount will vary. The distribution amount will be based on individual student needs using a formula developed in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office.

Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Bursar’s Office website if you have additional questions about this HEERF III Financial Assistance grant.

Note that funding is limited, and submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.