Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Southwest University of Visual Arts (SUVA) signed and submitted to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The estimated number of students that may be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was 120. As of September 1, 2020, 6 students have received funding. SUVA received a total of $239,538 in HEERF funds. SUVA will disburse 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act in the form of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As of September 1, 2020, $6,000 has been disbursed to students.

SUVA has one year to disburse HEERF funds to students. Students must apply for these grants. Upon acceptance of applications, eligible students will receive $1000 each. Funding that is not disbursed due to lack of student request will be pooled and offered again in subsequent rounds of disbursement. The funding cycle will repeat until all funds allotted to Emergency Financial Aid Grants have been disbursed.

Students eligible for HEERF must:

    1. 1. Have U.S. citizenship or be an eligible noncitizen.
    1. 2. Have a valid Social Security number.
    1. 3. Be registered with Selective Service (male students only).
    1. 4. Have a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.

Students’ FAFSAs must be received by SUVA to validate the above criteria as defined by the US Department of Education. Upon submission of the FAFSA, the application goes through several federal database checks to confirm the validity of the data.

Find out more

Students who are interested in receiving Emergency Financial Aid Grants can request an application form by sending an email to studentservices@suva.edu.