Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds at ICC (HEERF)

Independence Community College is the recipient of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds through the CARES Act (March 2020), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA, 2020), and American Rescue Plan (ARPA, 2021). Each of these funds includes direct student aid awarded to ICC students to assist them in reaching their educational goals through financial support. 

For more information about how ICC is utilizing Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds, please visit our reporting page HERE.

Students can find information about direct student grants available to them by selecting the term you are insterested in attending:

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 students will be awarded Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA, 2021). Students do not need to apply in order to receive direct student grants; all eligible students will automatically receive direct grant aid. In order to best address the financial needs of students, HEERF aid will be awarded to students owing any required tuition and/or fees to ICC after any other grant or scholarship aid is applied.

To qualify for direct student aid, students must meet the mimum criteria:

  • Be enrolled at ICC*
  • *International and DACA students must submit application for aid HERERegular students need not submit any application.

Priority will be given to those students who demonstrate exceptional financial need as calculated using the 2021-22 FAFSA

The full awarding policy is available HERE

Students may authorize their direct aid be used to pay for any outstanding educationally-related charges by completing this authorization form. An award of direct student aid is not contingent upon authorzing the aid to be applied to outstanding charges. 

ICC NOW (high school) students enrolled beginning Fall 2021 will be awarded Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA, 2021). Students do not need to apply in order to receive direct student grants; all eligible students will automatically receive direct grant aid.

To qualify for direct student aid, students must meet the mimum criteria:

  • Be enrolled in one three credit-hour general education coure resulting in a balance owed to ICC of $195

The full awarding policy is available HERE

Students may authorize their direct aid be used to pay for any outstanding educationally-related charges by completing this authorization form. An award of direct student aid is not contingent upon authorzing the aid to be applied to outstanding charges. 

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