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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

OC received three allocations of HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) totaling $3,725,652. Award amounts were determined based on each student’s HEERF grant application and demonstrated financial need.

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HEERF fund­ing dis­trib­uted to stu­dents is not tax­able income.


Updated October 7, 2021

  • $3.725M Total Funding Available to Students
  • 1415 Applications Received
  • 1177 Applications Approved
  • $3.725M Total Funding Disbursed to Students


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

We are no longer accept­ing HEERF appli­ca­tions, but we still want to help you any way that we can.

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The selection process

Students completed an application for the HEERF Grant, providing any documentation available that illustrated need. The Financial Aid Office reviewed their federal aid eligibility based on stated need. For HEERF II & HEERF III, student recipients chose if they wanted to apply the grant as a payment to their student account. All HEERF grants not applied to student accounts were paid directly to students via check or direct deposit. OC had approximately 2,500 students eligible for application.


As of October 5, 2021, Oklahoma Christian University received three allocations of HEERF disbursements, totaling $3,725,652, providing 1177 students with funding from the HEERF I, HEERF II, and/or HEERF III.