Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund


On December 27, 2020, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) was authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).  In addition, HEERF III Funds, authorized by both American Rescue Plan (ARP) and CRRSAA, was signed into law on March 11, 2021.

As a result, $76.2 billion was allocated in support of education and was distributed across all educational institutions with both funds. USSA has received $24,608 in HEERF II and will receive $41,244 in HEERF III.  Once the ARP funds are received, the United States Sports Academy will have a total of $65,852 in funds from the 2021 CRRSAA act to be shared with our students that have prioritized exceptional need.

The United States Sports Academy signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds provided under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid grants to students.

USSA did not receive HERF Institutional Funding.

This grant does not affect your Financial Aid eligibility nor replace any Financial Aid you have already received.

Starting May 3, 2021, United States Sports Academy will be issuing this one-time grant to qualifying students.  The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, including but not limited to Pell Grant recipients.  Students can use this grant for any component of the cost of attendance or for emergency costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care. The total eligible prioritized students are 74 in total.

To have USSA apply this grant to your student account for tuition, please complete the consent form and email to our Financial Aid Office at financialaid@ussa.eduPlease submit consent form as soon as possible to ensure grant is disbursed in a timely fashion.

Download the Consent Form

For questions regarding the HEERF II Cares Act Grant, please contact our Financial Aid office at 1-251-445-0363 (direct line) or 1-800-223-2668 (ext. 7146).