The American Rescue Plan (ARP) (opens new window) included additional COVID-19 relief for institutions of higher education. SOWELA has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) funding to assist our students with exceptional financial needs.
The need may include any component of the student cost of attendance, including housing, food, tuition, healthcare, transportation, or childcare expenses. Students who received a Pell Grant at SOWELA during the Summer and/or Fall 2021 semester, do NOT need to take any action in order to receive the HEERF grant.
All other students who have an exceptional financial need may apply for the HEERF grant by submitting the application below. Dependent on the amount of applications and available funding, students may be prioritized based on enrollment status and housing arrangements.