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Financial Assistance

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) has provided emergency funding to institutions of higher education and their students during the Coronavirus pandemic. HEERF funding was split up into 3 programs, HEERF I, HEERF II, and HEERF III. Please review information on the current funding options as well as prior programs and reporting information. Students do not need to apply for funding, but will be evaluated based on the criteria outlined below.


Current Funding Process and Options: American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), or HEERF III

WSU may automatically fund students based on the following Summer 2021 eligibility requirements (eligibility may be adjusted for the 2021-22 school year):

  • Students must be enrolled in three or more hours of classes on any of the six WSU campuses.
  • Have completed a 2020-21 FAFSA or WASFA.
  • Meet the following financial need:
    • Undergraduate with an expected family contribution of $12,000 or less
    • Graduate or Professional student with an expected family contribution of $5,711 or less

WSU will fund Fall term students with HEERF III (ARP) near the start of Fall term. Eligibility details will be provided at that time. Distribution is dependent upon fund usage and availability.

Students who do not meet the above requirements may fill out an Emergency Fund Request form.  WSU will continue to review each emergency request based on the following eligibility requirements*:

  • Students must be enrolled in three or more hours of classes on any of the six WSU campuses.
  • Have COVID-19 related expenses and/or were impacted by COVID-19 resulting in the need for emergency assistance.
  • Outside of COVID-19 assistance, students may be considered for other forms of emergency assistance, based on their situation and on funding.
  • *Non-US citizens may apply for these funds. Eligibility for federal financial aid is not a requirement.

Students who meet the above eligibility requirements may receive one-time funding up to $500. Distribution is dependent upon fund usage and availability.

Contact Student Financial Services Submit the Emergency Fund Request form

Key Facts Regarding Federal CARES Act Grants

Washington State University acknowledges that it has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education.

View all available reports.

Additional information about the HEERF programs: