Topics: President, Students

April 8, 2021

Beneficence statue on campus

Ball State University is disbursing nearly $8 million in federal financial aid to eligible students.

These resources were provided to Ball State in the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was signed into law in late 2020. The act authorized $81.88 billion nationally to support education.

Ball State’s goal is to assist as many students as possible in accordance with federal guidelines. More than 9,000 eligible undergraduate and graduate, including online students, currently enrolled at Ball State will receive between $500-$1,000 in one-time grants through this program.

“I am grateful we are able to provide this vital aid to our students,” Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said. “We are committed to our students’ success and their well-being. I believe these funds will help our students achieve their next step on their journey of lifelong learning.”

Students who are not initially awarded a grant can apply for consideration using an online application. Applications are being accepted now.

For complete information on HEERF II, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.