Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

HEERF Distributions-Fall 2021

 

Estrella Mountain Community College is disbursing American Rescue Plan Act funds to eligible students, which are awarded by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to support students through this challenging time.

Students who qualify for HEERF funds are actively enrolled in a credit course at EMCC during the Fall 2021 semester on October 25, 2021.

Disbursement amounts may vary depending on need, which is determined by a Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than 5846 on their 2021-2022 Student Aid Report. If you qualify, you will receive a HEERF grant posted to the refund method listed in your Student Center. Please monitor your Maricopa student email for updates.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education HEERF page.

EMCC Frequently Asked Questions


HEERF  provides emergency grant assistance to eligible students to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus as stipulated by Public Law 116-260.

Students who qualify for HEERF funds are actively enrolled in a credit course at EMCC during the Fall 2021 semester on October 25, 2021. The EFC used is the primary EFC from the 2021-2022 FAFSA application, and this can be found on your 2021-2022 Student Aid Report (SAR). Students can visit the following Federal Student Aid Student Aid Report (SAR) website for assistance on how and where to find their SAR. EFC calculations are determined by the U.S. Department of Education through federal laws and regulations. It takes into account items you submitted on your FAFSA such as income reported, dependents supported, number in family, etc. For more information regarding EFC, please visit the Federal Student Aid Explaining EFC website.

If students are enrolled at multiple Maricopa County Community Colleges, students will only be awarded at one college, and award amounts differ by college based on available funding levels and number of eligible students.

Given the federal requirements to determine eligibility and Maricopa Community Colleges' review of the students eligible within those requirements, EMCC used the following criteria in determining the grant awards:

  • Student was enrolled and actively participating in an EMCC credit course on October 25, 2021 for the Fall 2021 semester.

No application is required for EMCC students. Eligible students will automatically receive funds via their selected Maricopa Student Refund Process method.

You may not have met the eligibility requirements. If you are ineligible for a HEERF grant and your family was significantly affected by issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, MCCCD may be able to help you with emergency aid from other institutional resources. Please see the Financial Aid Process page for information on how to qualify for financial aid and/or apply for emergency relief and other funds available from the MCCCD Scholarship Foundation. Additional funding may be available through scholarships and grants in connection with our Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. For information on which scholarships and grants are available, and how to apply, please see their Our Opportunities webpage. Additional scholarship opportunities are listed on our EMCC Scholarships website. There are also resources listed on the EMCC Support Services and Community Resources and the MCCCD Basic Needs and Community Resources websites that may be able to help as well.

If you would like to request a response to a specific HEERF question, you can use our Student Services Request Form.

You can also contact Financial Aid directly:

See our Financial Aid Process page for information on financial aid and/or apply for the emergency relief and other funds from the MCCCD Foundation. Additional funding may be available through scholarships and grants in connection with our Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  For information on which scholarships and grants are available, and how to apply, please see their Our Opportunities webpage.  Additional scholarship opportunities are listed on our EMCC Scholarships website. There are also resources listed on the EMCC Support Services and Community Resources and the MCCCD Basic Needs and Community Resources websites that may be able to help as well.