HEERF Disclosure Statement

HEERF funds were authorized under three separate acts of Congress beginning in March 2020 to support students and institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. All institutions that receive HEERF funds are required to make certain public disclosures each quarter. This page serves as UNLV’s public disclosure.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas acknowledges it has signed and returned its U.S. Department of Education Certification Agreements as required to receive HEERF funds. UNLV has used and intends to use no less than 50 percent of total funds received to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.

UNLV has been allocated a total of $57,945,195 in HEERF funds to provide to students Funds already provided to students appear in the table below.

Year Reporting Period Reporting Date Distributed Number of Distinct Students Per Reporting Date
(duplicated across groups)
2020 April 10 – April 30 21-May $4,556,500 6,882
2020 May 1 – May 31 11-Jun $2,266,500 4,118
2020 June 1 – June 30 28-July $3,326,000 4,527
2020 July 1 – July 31 17-Aug $840,988 1,254
2020 August 1 – August 31 9-Sep $153,475 155
2020 September 1 – September 30 12-Oct $88,935 45
2020 October 1 – October 31 13-Nov $49,475 22
2020 November 1 – November 30 14-Dec $310,510 62
2020 December 1 – December 30 12-Jan $124,550 29
2021 January 1 – January 31 17-Feb $16,795 4
2021 February 1 – February 28 12-Mar $5,835 6
2021 March 1 – March 31 9-Apr $9,414 5
2021 April 1 – April 30 14-May $19,240 6
2021 May 1 – May 31 14-Jun $10,036,575 12,372
2021 June 1 – June 30 8-Jul $642,750 866
2021 July 1 – July 31 6-Oct $270,250 364
2021 August 1 – August 31 6-Oct $315,150 410
2021 September 1 – September 30 6-Oct $31,250 39
2021 October 1 – October 31 7-Jan $1,240,703 1,443
2021 November 1 – November 30 7-Jan $13,780,650 14,500
2021 December 1 – December 31 7-Jan $1,405,520 1,508
2022 January 1 – January 31 5-Apr $310,208 329
2022 February 1 – February 28 5-Apr $14,632,000 16,185
2022 March 1 – March 31 5-Apr $1,028,500 1,271
2022 April 1 - April 30 7-Jul $1,364,750 1,721
2022 May 1 – May 31 7-Jul $133,850 172
2022 June 1 – June 30 7-Jul $5,240 2
2022 July 1 – July 31 10-Oct $0 0
2022 August 1 – August 31 10-Oct $4,000 2
2022 September 1 – September 30 10-Oct $12,826 6
2022 October 1 – October 31 3-Jan $53,095 22
2022 November 1 – November 30 3-Jan $23,784 12
2022 December 1 – December 31 3-Jan $19,611 9
TOTAL   $57,078,930

In the 2021-2022 academic year, eligibility for HEERF was determined based on the following:

  • Receipt of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Need Form (ANF) if not FAFSA-eligible
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as calculated through the FAFSA or ANF process
  • Financial need not met by other grant or scholarship sources
  • Academic level (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Graduation date

Priority for grants was given to students with the lowest EFCs and greatest unmet financial need. Grant amounts were chosen with preference to undergraduates and those graduating during the year since they would not have future opportunities for emergency funding upon leaving UNLV.

22,662 students were eligible for automatic distribution of funds in fall 2021, and 21,370 students in spring 2022. In addition, students could request initial or additional funds due to extenuating circumstances. Information about the HEERF distribution process and the instructions for receiving funds can be found in the rubrics and student communications below.

Students, faculty, and staff continue to receive ongoing campus-wide and direct communications concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. The communications distributed to date are as follows:

In compliance with federal guidelines, UNLV posts quarterly financial statements regarding HEERF funds.