CARES Act, HEERF II, and HEERF III Application and Process

Currently, student emergency grant assistance remains available from funds provided through The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021.

Please note that as of March 29, 2022, all aid has been expended and no further applications are being accepted at this time. When funding is again available, students may submit applications by completing the CARES Act HEERF II, and HEERF III (Student Emergency Grants) Application at any time.

Funds previously available through The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) — signed into law on March 27, 2020 – and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) — authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020 – has been disbursed to Beacon students.  

ARP provides emergency funds distributed directly to eligible students to enable them to cope with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These may include unexpected expenses like food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, transportation and moving/storage needs.  Beacon College asks students to submit this short form explaining how they have been financially impacted by the pandemic, and what their corresponding associated costs are.

As we anticipate the emergency grants process to be competitive, we strongly encourage students to submit this form as soon as possible.  While we will review all applications received, awarded amounts may vary based on unique student circumstances, student/family need, and while funds remain available.  We cannot guarantee all applicants will receive an emergency grant nor the amount awarded.  Applications and requests will continue to be accepted and reviewed by Committee until funds are depleted. Students will be notified of award eligibility and amounts no later than 30-days of receipt of the application (most are anticipated within 1-2 weeks) and check payments will be mailed on a weekly basis. 

Related COVID-19 emergencies may include (but are not limited to):  

  • Unexpected housing and food costs associated with the closure of campus housing and dining hall,
  • Technology and course materials/supplies with moving in-person courses to a 100% remote option,
  • Health-care related expenses as related to the pandemic, 
  • Unanticipated travel, moving, storage, and other miscellaneous costs incurred by students and families.

CARES Act Reporting

For information about CARES Act, HEERF II & HEERF III as it pertains to Beacon College, as well as reporting on grant disbursements to date, please visit the following pages:


CARES Act – Beacon College


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) – Beacon College

HEERF III (American Rescue Plan)

American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) – Beacon College