Federal Emergency Grant Funding

Federal Emergency Assistance HEERF III The American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Gonzaga has received funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for emergency grant funds for students. The university signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement to use the applicable amount of funds under the CRRSAA and ARP to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. Emergency funding is intended to cover tuition, food, housing, health care, childcare, and other expenses. Gonzaga is required to prioritize grants to students with exceptional financial need, such as students who receive Federal Pell Grants.

Gonzaga has received $4,420,179 in HEERF III funds and has awarded $900,161 to 525 students as of September 30, 2021. The University plans to allocate the additional funds to students with an EFC equal to or below $10,000 and to needy students who apply using the application at this webpage.

A report of how much of the institutional share has been awarded is available here.


Federal Emergency Assistance HEERF II CRRSA Act

Gonzaga has received funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriates (CRRSA) Act passed in December 2020 to assist students negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Emergency funding is intended to cover tuition, food, housing, health care, childcare, and other expenses. Gonzaga is required to prioritize grants to students with exceptional financial need, such as students who receive Federal Pell Grants. Grant amounts will vary depending on individual circumstances, financial need and available resources. Given the limited resource and qualifying criteria, grants will range from $100 to $1000. 

To expedite the delivery of funds please be sure to have enrolled in eRefund through CASHNet. ERefund instructions are available at www.gonzaga.edu/erefund

Questions about this form should be directed to Student Financial Services at sfs@gonzaga.edu.

Gonzaga University received $4,090,622 in funding from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA). The University signed and returned the Funding Certificate and Agreement attesting that Gonzaga will follow the guidance from the department in awarding the funds. A portion of the funding, $1,386,254, is required to be provided as to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of Emergency Financal Aid grants distributed to students under the CRRSA Act as of June 1 2020 is $1,386,254. The University awarded the funding to 1407 students at an average award amount of $985. The funds received in HEEF II have been fully spent, however the application described above which has remained open in anticipation of additional funds being received to support students.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for HEERF II Institutional Portion Reporting for Gonzaga University, Covering Quarter Ending: June 20, 2021.

Federal Emergency Assistance HEERF I CARES Act

Gonzaga University received $2,772,508 in funding from the Federal CARES Act. The University signed and returned the Funding Certificate and Agreement attesting that Gonzaga will provide at least 50% of the funds received ($1,386,253) under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid grants distributed to students under Section18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 1 2020 is $1,386,253.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3), if applicable for Gonzaga University, Covering Quarter Ending: October 31,2020

The estimated total number of students at Gonzaga that were eligible to request CARES Act funds was 6025. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid grant is 907.

Gonzaga University created a web-based form for students to complete to request CARES Act funding. The requests were reviewed by Financial Aid staff and awarded to eligible students. The staff awarded the amount the student requested as long as funding remained. The application was closed on May 28.

Students were provided the following information to guide them in completing an application:

Gonzaga has received funding through the CARES Act to assist students negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Emergency funding is intended to cover food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, childcare, and other expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

If you missed applying for the CARES Act funding and you have experienced financial hardship please consider filing a financial aid appeal through Student Financial Services.