Using HEERF Funds to Support Student Success

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is a federal grant program that provides funding to colleges and universities to support student success. The funds can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Providing financial aid to students
  • Supporting student mental health and well-being
  • Expanding access to technology and online learning
  • Modernizing campus infrastructure


This article will discuss how HEERF funds can be used to  We will focus on three specific areas: financial aid, mental health and well-being, and technology and online learning.

Financial aid:

HEERF funds can be used to provide financial aid to students in need. This can help students pay for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses. Financial aid can also help students stay enrolled in school and complete their degrees.

Mental health and well-being:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on student mental health. HEERF funds can be used to support student mental health and well-being. This can include providing counseling services, expanding access to mental health resources, and creating a more supportive campus environment.

Technology and online learning:

The COVID-19 pandemic has also led to an increase in online learning. HEERF funds can be used to support technology and online learning. This can include providing laptops and tablets to students, upgrading campus WiFi, and developing online learning resources.


HEERF funds can be used to support student success in a variety of ways. By providing financial aid, supporting mental health and well-being, and investing in technology and online learning, HEERF funds can help students stay enrolled in school, complete their degrees, and achieve their goals.

Call to action:

If you are a college or university administrator, I encourage you to use HEERF funds to support student success. By investing in your students, you are investing in their future.