CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) Disclosure

Updated: April 19, 2022

  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz received a total amount of $17,139,088 (Denver Campus allocation: $14,484,243) in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERFIII) to distribute to students affected by the current pandemic.
  • The total number of Denver campus students who have received Emergency Grant aid under the Consolidation Appropriations Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) as of March 31, 2022 is 7,682.
  • Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Denver campus students as of March 31, 2022 is $14,484,243.
  • Guidance provided to students concerning the eligibility criteria and the application process for the emergency financial aid grants were provided as follows:
    • Emails were sent to students on August 20, 2021, November 9, 2021, and March 28,2022 who were determined to be eligible for HEERFIII funding requesting the student to choose how they would like to receive emergency grant funds (direct payment to student or authorize to pay university billing account).
    • If after ten business days from the day the student was notified of eligibility and they did not respond with how to disburse funds, the student received funds by direct payment. 
    • Emails were sent on November 4, 2021 to students that were identified as international, DACA and ASSET inviting them to complete a HEERF III application. Applications are reviewed by the financial aid office to determine if student demonstrate exceptional need.
    • Emails were sent on December 14, 2021 to graduate students who completed a FAFSA inviting them to complete a HEERF III application. Applications are reviewed by the financial aid office to determine if student demonstrate exceptional need.
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz determined eligibility by requiring the student to meet the following criteria:
    • August 20, 2021 eligibility:
      • Demonstrate exceptional need (Pell Eligible)
      • Enrolled Fall 2021
    • November 4, 2021 eligibility:
      • International Student, DACA and ASSET Students
      • Complete HEERF III application to demonstrate exceptional need
      • Enrolled Fall 2021
    • November 9, 2021 eligibility:
      • Demonstrate exceptional need (Pell eligible and/or a undergraduate student that completed a FAFSA with remaining unmet Cost of Attendance (COA) of $2500 or more)
      • Enrolled Fall 2021
    • December 14, 2021 eligibility:
      • Graduate Student
      • Complete a 2021-2022 FASFA
      • Complete a HEERFIII application that documents exceptional need
      • Enrolled Fall 2021
  • Students who were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant received an award up to $2500.00
    • March 28, 2022 eligibility:
      • Enrolled Spring 2022 Undergraduate Admits
      • Demonstrate exceptional need (Pell Eligible)
  • Students who were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant received an award up to $1000.00

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) Disclosure

Updated: Aug. 9, 2021

  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz received a total amount of $5,092,042.00 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERFII) to distribute to students affected by the current pandemic.
  • The total number of students who have received Emergency Grant aid under the Consolidation Appropriations Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) as of August 6, 2021 is 3,678.
  • Guidance provided to students concerning the eligibility criteria and the application process for the emergency financial aid grants were provided as follows:
    • Emails were sent to students on July 21, 2021 who were determined to be eligible for HEERFII funding requesting the student to choose how they would like to receive emergency grant funds (direct payment to student or authorize to pay university billing account).
    • If after tens day that the student was notified of eligibility and they did not respond with how to disburse funds, the student received funds by direct payment. 
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz determined eligibility by requiring the student to meet the following criteria:
    • Demonstrate exceptional need (Pell Eligible)
    • Enrolled Spring 2021
  • Students who are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant received an award up to $1277.00

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Disclosure

Updated: Jan. 11, 2022