Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for Students

Grants Available to Students

Vantage Career Center is offering students Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  Anyone enrolled or will be enrolling in one of our eight programs can APPLY.  These grants are available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) created to help ease the financial strains caused by the pandemic.  This funding comes to the institution from the federal government through the stimulus package.     

WHAT CAN THE FUNDS BE USED FOR:
Emergency Financial Aid Grants may be used by students to pay for any component of their cost of attendance.  This includes tuition, books, fees, supplies as well as additional costs that arise including food, housing, health care including mental health and childcare.  

Who can Apply:
» applications must have completed high school or its equivalent.
» be actively enrolled in a Vantage program that is 42 clock hours in length or longer that leads to a Certificate of Completion.
» demonstrate need or financial strains related to the COVID Pandemic.  Students who have completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA showing eligibility for a Pell Grant (an EFC of 0 to 5846) have demonstrated financial need and will NOT be required to provide additional documentation. 
» complete the Emergency Financial Aid Grant application.

NOTICE:  Vantage Career Center maintains the right to stop accepting applications for this grant at any time without prior notice.  Decisions regarding eligibility and grant awards are the sole decision of the institution are final and cannot be appealed.

If your financial situation has changed due to a change of income or loss of employment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial aid office requests that you complete your 2021-2022 FAFSA, and then file a Special Circumstance Form for possible adjustments to your FAFSA information.  To file a Special Circumstance Form, print the form, attach the necessary documentation along with required signatures.  A paper copy is available from the financial aid office upon request. 

Contact Information

Jaclyn Gunsett
Jaclyn Gunsett
Financial Aid Coordinator / VA Certifying Official / Accreditation Liaison Officer
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2110
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