Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a recipient of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) grant funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2) signed into law on March 11, 2021. This grant includes funding for student emergency financial aid grants to be used for: 1) any component of the student’s cost of attendance (e.g., tuition, room, board, flight, books, etc.); or 2) emergency costs that students have incurred due to the coronavirus. Emergency costs may include, but are not limited to, tuition/fees, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), child care and technology.
In adherence with the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance, Embry-Riddle is prioritizing students with exceptional financial need. Not every eligible student may receive funding, and selected students may receive only a portion of their eligible expenses. Grants will be awarded to students for the duration that resources are available.
The University’s Financial Aid offices have begun to reach out to students with significant need as determined by their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. While the FAFSA is not required to receive a grant, students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA.
Based on the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance, students who are or were enrolled on or after March 13, 2020 are eligible to apply for an emergency financial aid grant.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A STUDENT EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANT:
You may access the application here and elect to apply the emergency financial aid grant to your outstanding student account balance or receive a direct disbursement of the grant. If you select the option to apply the grant toward your outstanding student account balance, any excess funds, once the balance is paid in full, will be disbursed to you. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
If you have not signed up for direct deposit, we encourage you to do so at: https://ernie.erau.edu/Departments/bursar-daytona/Pages/Making-Payments.aspx.
For more information, please visit our frequently asked questions.
Embry-Riddle is committed to your success. In addition to the ARP Act funding, the University’s Financial Aid offices, depending on your specific circumstances, may be able to help you access other forms of financial aid or assistance for the current or future academic terms. Your campus Financial Aid Office is available to discuss your personal situation; their contact information is as follows:
Daytona Beach Campus
M-F / 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
M-F / 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST
M-F / 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT