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HEERF and CARES Act Info

HEERF Information


We are no longer offering funds from the HEERF grant program. The grant allocation from the U.S. Department of Education has been distributed. If you have questions please email heerfgrant@uti.edu.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund was first authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), signed into law on December 27, 2020. HEERF financial aid grants to students could be used for any component of a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.

How Much Money Did Each Qualifying Student Receive as a HEERF Financial Aid Grant?

Financial Aid grant amounts to qualifying students varied. Award amounts were determined by a formula that took into account each student’s financial need as demonstrated by their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as well as his or her proximity to campus at time of enrollment. Students farther from campus may have received additional aid to offset expenses related to travel.

The award matrix used first looked at a student’s official EFC to determine whether a student was eligible for a HEERF grant and in what amount. If a student was eligible for the HEERF grant and had a proximity to campus of 50 miles or greater at time of enrollment, they may have received an additional grant.

Official EFC HEERF Grant* Additional >50 Miles Proximity Grant
0 $1,400 $900
1-3,000 $1,200 $800
3,001-5,576 $1,000 $700

*Award amounts were estimates and may have varied based on availability of funds.


How Did Students Apply for the HEERF Financial Aid Grant?

There was no application process that students needed to complete. UTI automatically issued grants to qualifying students in the form of a check. UTI provided details to grant recipients regarding how and when to obtain the check using their uti.edu email address.

How Did Students Qualify for the UTI HEERF Financial Aid Grant?

To qualify for a HEERF financial aid grant from UTI, a student must have:

  • Been a UTI student actively attending at one of the following campuses: UTI Avondale, MMI Phoenix, UTI Rancho Cucamonga, UTI Long Beach, UTI Sacramento, NASCAR Tech, MMI/UTI Orlando, UTI Austin, UTI Houston, UTI Dallas/Fort Worth, UTI Exton, UTI Lisle and UTI Bloomfield;
  • Had completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and had an approved ISIR on file with UTI;
  • Had an EFC between $0-$5,576; and
  • Been a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen as determined by the FAFSA.

Looking for More Information?

If you have questions about the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund financial aid grant, please email heerfgrant@uti.edu. You can also learn more by visiting the U.S. Department of Education website.

HEERF Act Disclosure

UTI endeavored to provide emergency financial aid grants to UTI students who met the U.S. Department of Education’s eligibility criteria. Click here to read the disclosure (PDF).

CARES Act Information


We are no longer accepting applications for the CARES Act grant program. The grant allocation from the U.S. Department of Education has been distributed. If you have questions please email caresact@uti.edu.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a $2 trillion relief and stimulus package designed to address the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One part of the CARES Act created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which provided emergency financial aid grants to qualifying students for expenses caused by the disruption on their campus due to coronavirus.

How Much Money Did Each Student Receive as a CARES Act Financial Aid Grant?

The grant amounts issued to qualifying students varied. Award amounts were determined by a formula that took into account each student’s financial need as demonstrated by their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as well as his or her proximity to campus. Students farther from campus may have received additional aid to offset expenses related to travel.

How Did Students Apply for the CARES Act Grant?

UTI sent students information regarding the grant process using their uti.edu email addresses. The email included a link to a certification form that needed to be reviewed and completed. The link was personalized to each student and could only be completed one time.

Following receipt of the certification form, UTI issued grants to qualifying students in the form of a check. UTI provided details to grant recipients regarding how and when to obtain the check using their uti.edu email addresses. Students were advised that the submission of a certification form did not guarantee that a student would receive an emergency financial aid grant.

How Did Students Qualify for the CARES Act Financial Aid Grants?

Per the U.S. Department of Education, in order to receive an emergency student grant under the CARES Act, a student must have:

  • Been an active student of the school (including an approved leave of absence).
  • Been eligible to receive federal student financial aid program funds that are authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
  • Had expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 (i.e., food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child-care, etc.).

Looking for More Information?

If you have questions about the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grant please email CaresAct@uti.edu.

You an also learn more by visiting the U.S. Department of Education website.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Disclosure

UTI endeavored to provide emergency financial aid grants to UTI students who met the U.S. Department of Education’s eligibility criteria. Click here to read the disclosure (PDF).