COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I) – CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. Under the signature of Cruz Grimaldo, Assistance Vice Chancellor and Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships, the University of California, Berkeley signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004 (a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The table below shows the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students from the $15,220,314 the institution has received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as well as the total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act

 

Distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Awards Made to Students

Number of Students Amount Disbursed
April 10, 2020 –
May 10, 2020
10,219 $9,650,069
May 11, 2020 –
September 30, 2020
3,695 $3,741,503
October 1, 2020 –
December 31, 2020
275 $607,176
January 1, 2021 –
March 31, 2021
452 $1,100,119
April 1, 2021 –
June 30, 2021
51 $121,447
Total (Unduplicated) 14,159 $15,220,314

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II & III (HEERF II & III) – CRRSAA  and ARP

On December, 27 2020, the federal government signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), and on March, 11 2021, the federal government signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The institution has used, or intends to use, the applicable amount of funds designated under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA and Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

The table below shows the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students from the $55,461,044 ($15,220,314 under CRRSAA; $40,240,730 under ARP) the institution has received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students as well as the total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA and Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP.

 

Distributed Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Awards Made to Students Number of Students Amount Disbursed
April 1, 2021 –
June 30, 2021
12,569 $15,207,700
July 1, 2021 –
September 30, 2021
17,906 $18,577,100
Total (Unduplicated) 22,268 $33,784,800

Eligible Students

The estimated total number of UC Berkeley students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA and Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP is 70,360 as of September 30, 2021. 

Methods and Instructions

For information on the methods used to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive, please reference COVID-19 Service and Support Updates

For instructions, directions, or guidance provided to students concerning the Emergency FInancial Aid Grants, please reference Relief Funding Notifications.