Emergency Financial Assistance for Students

Indiana University Bloomington Emergency Financial Assistance for Students

Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) was awarded $12 million from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in spring 2020 and $12 million for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in spring 2021 to assist students who meet the funding qualifications and are experiencing financial hardships caused by the pandemic. All IUB students may apply for HEERF emergency funding.

If you have any questions about emergency funding, please email us at emrgfund@iu.edu. Please include your full name, University ID # and IU email address.

To submit an application for emergency funding, please go here.

If you or a student you care about is struggling, please consider completing a Care Referral.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Indiana University Bloomington signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and will use the applicable amount of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) program to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 

The total amount of funds authorized March 29, 2021, from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program is $12,286,461.

$5,780,000 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants were distributed to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

The estimated total number of students at the institution that are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program is 42,512.

As of June 30, 2021, 9,948 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA (a)(1) program.

IUB awarded emergency financial aid grants automatically to students enrolled in Spring 2021 classes with exceptional need, evidenced by a FAFSA with an EFC of $9000 or less. Students who did not meet the eligibility criteria for the automatically-awarded grant can complete an application demonstrating their exceptional need to be reviewed and considered for HEERF II funding. Award amounts range from $500-$600. Information on Emergency Financial Aid Grants, including details about the application process, are available to all IUB students here. Students were, and continue to be notified of their grants via email which outlined what funding could be utilized for.

COVID-19 emergency funds will be awarded in accordance with federal, state and institutional regulations.

HEERF II Funding Eligibility

  • Students need to have been enrolled at IUB in the Spring 2021 semester.
  • A student's financial hardship must be related to the pandemic in any one or more of the following areas: housing, food, medical (including dental & mental health), child care expenses, educational materials or cost of attendance (including tuition/fees).
  • International and DACA students are now eligible to apply for these funds.