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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Fall 2021 Application Dates

Opens: August 25th, 2021

Closes: September 24th, 2021

FPC can provide grant funding for unique needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who have attended FPC from Spring 2020 on that have immediate needs can apply for the HEERF grant funding. Funds from the HEERF are not considered estimated financial aid and will not count as estimated financial assistance (EFA) towards Cost of Attendance or the calculation of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

HEERF grants will not require students to have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file like the CARES Act required, however it will reduce time in verifying a student's eligibility. Students must be enrolled in one or all of the semester(s) of Spring 2020 - Fall 2021 to be considered for the funding.

Funds provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) may be used to address financial hardship, including tuition and fees, housing and food insecurity, medical expenses, and lack of educational support and supplies, including technology.

If you have questions about the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, please email