State of Sac students will receive a third round of HEERF scholarships

The money should be distributed in the first week of October

Students in the state of Sacramento will receive another grant from the Higher Education Emergency Assistance Fund (HEERF) during the first week of October, according to a SacSend email from President Robert Nelsen. The amount that students receive depends on their financial aid and the number of units in which they are enrolled. (Graphic produced on Canva by Chris Wong and Camryn Dadey)

Students in the state of Sacramento will receive a third grant from the Higher Education Emergency Assistance Fund (HEERF) in the first week of October, according to a BagSend an email by President Robert Nelsen.

The university received $ 52 million from Congress as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to support students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount that students receive depends on their financial aid and the number of units in which they are enrolled.

Pell-eligible students enrolled in seven or more units will receive $ 900, and Pell-eligible students enrolled in six or fewer units will receive $ 675. Non-Pell-eligible students enrolled in seven or more units will receive $ 800, and non-Pell-eligible students enrolled in six or fewer units will receive $ 575.

Students who have not filed a FAFSA or who have an expected family contribution of $ 10,001 or more will receive $ 700 if they are enrolled in seven or more units and $ 500 if they are enrolled in six or more units.

According to Nelsen’s SacSend, DACA students, international students, and students in the College of Continuing Education’s fully online programs are all eligible to receive these HEERF grants.

Students will automatically receive their scholarship by postal check or eRefund, which is located at their student center and deposits the money into a student’s bank account, according to Nelsen’s email. To set up eRefund, go to My Sac State, go to the Student Center, click on “Account request”, then on the “Register for eRefund (direct deposit)” button. If students prefer to receive a check, Sac State encourages making sure that their directory information is updated at their student center, as the address listed will be the one the check will be sent to.

Students in crisis can also request additional funding by the university.

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