CURE2 Emergency Grants

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), part of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, includes coronavirus relief measures for higher education institutions and their students. CRRSAA provides funding for emergency grants, called COVID University Relief HEERF II (CURE2) Emergency Grants, that assist students in managing educational expenses or emergency costs that have arisen due to COVID-19. Priority is given to students with exceptional need.

CURE2 Emergency Grants will be released directly to students for qualifying expenses such as tuition, fees, food, housing, technology, childcare expense, medical expenses (including mental health) or for emergency cost due to the coronavirus. These grants will not offset expenses on your student account.

Eligible Students

Priority consideration is given to students who demonstrate exceptional need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). A FAFSA submission is not required for consideration but could affect the amount or availability of funding.

Current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education suggests that students should hold U.S. citizenship or be Permanent Residents to be eligible for consideration for CURE2 Emergency Grants. According to the Department, under 8 USC 1611(a) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, students who are not U.S. citizens are not eligible to receive funding from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

Students not eligible for support under the CURE2 Emergency Grant may apply for funding from the Pack Essentials Student Emergency Fund administered by DASA as long as funding remains available.

Application Process

CURE2 Emergency Grant Funding has been fully expended and the application is no longer available. Should additional funding become available, the application will be reopened.

  1. Complete the CURE2 Emergency Grant application. The application is available in MyPack under the Financial Aid tile in the 2020-21 academic year.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have already completed the FAFSA, you do not need to complete it again. If you have not yet completed the FAFSA, we recommend you complete the 2021-22 version. 
  3. Enroll in direct deposit. Enroll, update or check your direct deposit enrollment by visiting the Student Accounts tile in MyPack.

The CURE2 Emergency Grant application will be available until funds are expended. NC State understands the need to act quickly to address your needs. We will make every effort to review and respond to your application as quickly as possible. If you have questions, please contact our staff by emailing financialaid@ncsu.edu. A staff member will quickly respond and ensure you have all the information you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Priority is given to students with exceptional need. Financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in most cases with larger grant amounts for those with more need. While the maximum grant amount is $1,200, all requests are subject to review and approval based on available funding.

Not at this time. According to the U.S. Department of Education, under 8 USC 1611(a) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, students who are not U.S. citizens are not eligible to receive funding from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

No. However, students with exceptional need will receive priority consideration and the grant amount is adjusted based on need as determined by the FAFSA. We encourage all students to submit the FAFSA to maximize their consideration.

The funds will be directly deposited to your bank account. If you have not yet signed up for direct deposit, you can do so by completing the required information on the Student Accounts tile in MyPack.

If you are unable to pay for expenses related to tuition, fees, housing, food, housing, technology, childcare expense, medical expenses (including mental health) or for emergency cost due to the coronavirus, you may apply.

If you are unable to pay for expenses related to tuition, fees, housing, food, housing, technology, childcare expense, medical expenses (including mental health) or for emergency cost due to the coronavirus, you may apply. You may also wish to contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (financialaid@ncsu.edu) so that we can reconsider your financial aid application to determine if you might qualify for other types of financial assistance.