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HEERF Emergency Funds

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is emergency funding from the federal government to assist students who are experiencing a financial emergency situation.

These funds can help qualifying students who are facing an unexpected financial emergency and need help with one or more of the following items in order to stay enrolled in college: tuition, books, supplies, food, transportation, housing, child care, or health care.

  • This funding is designed to help current eligible students avoid dropping out when unexpected financial emergencies occur due to COVID-19.
  • This funding is a grant, which means it does not have to be repaid, and it will not affect your financial aid award package.                                    
  • This funding is ​a one-time emergency assistance. It may not be a solution to all of a student's financial issues​.​ 


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​Student must have a 2021-2022 with Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR 2021-2022 California Dream Act Application (CADAA) with SCC's school code listed. The FAFSA or CADAA on file with SCC must have a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) result ​.​

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Student must currently be actively enrolled in at least 3 approved college credit units for the Fall 2021 semester​​.


SCC must be student's "home location" on student record​​.

​​Additional documentation may be requested by the financial aid office to determine eligibility.

These funds are limited, are not an entitlement, and​ applications will be evaluated in the order received until funds are depleted.

It is recommended that you use either Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser when completing the online application. 

Computers are available​ on campus in the Library with both Chrome and Firefox options for students to use for the application, if needed. 

​​​Fall 2021 HEERF Application:

If you have questions, you can reach via email us at​​​​