The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides money to colleges and universities for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to award emergency financial aid grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.
Middlesex College is using an online application process to develop the list of eligible students to receive funding from the HEERF III funds allotted. The application will be distributed to students’ myMiddlesex Outlook email via Survey Monkey.
To be eligible, you must be registered for classes during the semester of the application. Those classes may be in-person or online or a combination of both. The College will emphasize students with exceptional need in its application/consideration process.
Emergency aid grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
Funds are limited. For students applying for emergency aid, grant amounts will be determined based on the number of applications received and the specific needs presented in the application. Middlesex College cannot guarantee that all applications submitted will be funded. It is expected that the expanded eligibility for this funding will reduce individual awards.
Students that provided authorization on their application will have funds applied to the Middlesex College Self-Service account. Students will receive a refund check in the mail or will receive funds via Direct Deposit if they are eligible to do so.
Students who are not eligible for funding under HEERF III, or find that their award is not sufficient to cover emergency expenses should consider applying for emergency support through Amanda Lyons, Community Resource Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.