Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act - Funding Distribution

Bradley University has received grant funding from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) - Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II). CRRSAA – HEERF II requires that Bradley University provide the “same amount” in financial aid grants to students that it provided under its original CARES Act – HEERF I Student Aid Portion award. Bradley University received $2,138,007 in funding for the CARES Act – HEERF I so this same amount is being awarded to eligible students under CRRSAA – HEERF II.

Distribution Methodology for Eligible Students

HEERF II student grant amounts are being disbursed automatically to eligible students. Students do not need to apply to receive this funding.

Bradley University has chosen to prioritize student need based upon the expected family contribution, or EFC. EFC is the measure of a family's financial strength generated by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pell Grants are awarded based upon the EFC so the university decided this would be the most equitable approach for determining exceptional need. Bradley University will use the following EFC ranges in awarding HEERF II financial aid grants to students.

EFC Score Level Of Need
0 Greatest Need
0001 - 1000 Greatest Need
1001 - 2000 Greatest Need
2001 - 2001 Greatest Need
3001 - 4001 Greatest Need
4001 - 5001 Greatest Need
5001 - 5711 Greatest Need

The EFC range will begin at a zero EFC and end at a 5,711 EFC. A 5,711 EFC represents the maximum EFC threshold for Pell Grant eligibly. The amount of the financial aid grant awarded to students with a zero EFC will start at an amount no greater than $1,521 and will reduce by $200 at each EFC interval range thereafter. An EFC based upon the student's 2020-2021 FAFSA will determine the level of need and corresponding financial aid grant amount.

HEERF II emergency aid may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.

A student will automatically have the financial aid grant issued in a check and mailed to their home address of record unless the student elects to apply the financial aid grant to any component of their cost of attendance at Bradley University.

A student who elects to apply the financial aid grant to any component of their cost of attendance will see the grant amount directly added to their student account. A student must opt in and provide their electronic consent at to allow the application of the HEERF II financial aid grant amount directly to their student account.