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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) are now available for Spring 2022 students facing financial insecurities due to Covid-19.

As of February 8, 2022, all HEERF Emergency Funding has been exhausted and no more grant applications will be accepted.

Students enrolled at Cape Fear Community College for the Spring 2022 term may be eligible to receive a one-time HEERF grant if they are facing difficulties due to COVID-19. You may be eligible if you need assistance in the following areas:

  • Tuition
  • Food
  • Health care, including mental health
  • Transportation
  • Reduced income
  • Books and/or Supplies
  • Housing
  • Childcare
  • Loss of employment
  • Students who qualify will receive a one-time payment of $1,500.

    Grants requests will be considered in the order in which they are received and will be available until all of CFCC’s remaining HEERF student funds have been exhausted.

    To be eligible you must:

    1. Demonstrate Enrollment at the Time of Disbursement:

    1. Declare Exceptional Need or Significant Unexpected Expenses on the Grant Request Form:
      • Demonstrate exceptional need with an additional emergency cost(s) due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, books, food, housing, health care (including mental), childcare or transportation, or
      • Have faced significant unexpected expenses that affect your financial circumstances, such as the loss of employment or reduced income, and

      1. Have not already received a COVID Relief III Grant for the Spring 2022 semester

      Application process:

      1. Register for Spring 2022 classes (must be enrolled at time of application).
      2. Submit the HEERF Grant Request Form (Be sure to log into this form using your CFCC account information. Do NOT use your Google account).
      3. By submitting the request form, you are certifying that you have emergency costs or financial insecurities that are due to the COVID_19 pandemic and are attesting that all information provided is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
      4. The Vice President of Student Services office will review your request and notify you of a final decision.
      5. Grant disbursements will be issued as a direct payment to eligible students during the Spring term once your attendance in class has been verified
      6. Frequently Asked Questions

        How do I apply to receive these funds?

        Students must complete the HEERF Grant Request form at Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received and will be accepted until all funds have been expended.

        When will I receive this money?

        Funds will be distributed after Spring 2022 classes begin, once attendance in your class(es) has been verified.

        Will HEERF funding affect my financial aid eligibility?

        No. Since these grant funds are related to the COVID-19 national emergency, they will not affect state or federal financial aid eligibility or reduce the amount of financial aid you may receive.

        As an NC high school graduate in 2020 or 2021, I will be eligible to receive the NC Longleaf Commitment grant. Am I still eligible to receive this HEERF allocation?

        Yes! HEERF funding is in addition to any other financial aid you may be receiving, including Title IV aid (Pell grants), NC Longleaf Commitment, or any other state or federal aid.

        Do I have to pay back any HERRF funds I receive?

        No. HERFF funds do not have to be repaid.

        Still have questions?? Email us at

        Required Department of Education Reports and Disclosures

        HEERF Reports and Disclosures

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