The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act) passed Congress on December 27, 2020 and established funding for HEERF II. HEERF II provided emergency grants to students with financial need as defined by each institution. Missouri S&T prioritized students with exceptional need as undergraduates with extraordinary financial circumstances. These circumstances included unpaid account balances, high levels of federal loan debt, and/or other COVID-19 related financial hardships. Grant funds varied in amounts to assist in covering need identified by the student up to $6,000. Funding was exhausted on April 22, 2021.



Examples of covered expenses associated with coronavirus may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Any component of a student's cost of attendance; 
  • Additional housing expenses for students;
  • Additional course materials expenses;
  • Additional technology expenses;
  • Healthcare costs, including mental health and medical treatment/medication that insurance will not cover;
  • Child care expenses.


*Students could request funds be applied directly to their student account to pay any balance for the Spring 2021 semester. Students could also request that their federal loans be adjusted for the Spring 2021 semester and apply the emergency grant to cover costs originally covered by the loan. 


Want to learn more about the funding for the HEERF II Emergency Grants? Regular information is updated on the funding, awarding and number of students receiving awards.



Eligible students are notified to apply for emergency grants via their S&T email account. Awards will be processed within 2 weeks of each application round. After the application is reviewed, the student will receive a message via their S&T email account notifying them of the outcome. Award amount decisions cannot be  appealed. 

Emergency aid funds will be paid directly to the student's account. If the student is eligible for a refund, the Cashier's office will process the refund to be sent to the student. If a student has direct deposit, the funds will be sent directly to the student's bank account. If no direct deposit is established, a check will be issued and may delay when the student receives the funds due to processing. Information on setting up direct deposit can be found on the Cashier's website.

Supporting documentation (receipts) may be requested for certain expenses in order to help approve appropriate funds. Student Financial Assistance will contact the student requesting any necessary documentation and students should not submit documents unless requested.

HEERF funds are one-time grants specific to expenses resulting from COVID-19. The funds cannot be counted as part of your gross income or for tax credits. More information is available on the IRS website.

If you or your parent/legal guardians (or spouse for an independent student) have lost your job or income as a result of COVID-19, we encourage you to reach out to our office regarding a possible Special Circumstance review for the FAFSA. 

Care Management Services is also available for students and offer a number of services:

  • Help managing complex needs
  • Connection to resources and funding options
  • Solution-focused problem solving including concerns with well-being, academic, employment, emergency needs, etc.  
  • Assistance navigating processes or procedures
  • Coordination and follow-up support   

You can connect with Care Management to schedule a specific consultation time by contacting cm@mst.edu

If you are concerned about another student, please refer them to UCARE at https://go.mst.edu/ucare-report