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Per the HEERF website, you must return the funds by June 30, 2023 or ask for the extension by 6/30/23. If the institution has any remaining HEERF that you don’t have earmarked to spend by June 30, 2023, return the funds today. If you want to continue to use the HEERF funds, request your extension today.


If a FAME processing client, to return funds:

  1. create a ticket to support
  2. indicate you are returning excess HEERF funds
  3. the dollar amount of HEERF returning
  4. include bank account used to return funds (most schools used Pell for drawn down)
  5. Support will forward the ticket to fiscal services
  6. Fiscal will return the funds

Information from ARP: American Rescue Plan (HEERF III) (


May 2023: Click here to access the No Cost Extension (NCE) request form for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant(s) awarded to your institution of higher education. Pursuant to 2 C.F.R. § 200.308(e)(2) and 34 C.F.R. § 75.261(a), and as stated in the Department’s HEERF ARP FAQs, grantees have the option to receive a No-Cost Extension (NCE) as applicable HEERF grant recipients can request an additional twelve months to finalize plans for the remaining HEERF institutional awards through June 30, 2024, and an additional six months for the HEERF student awards through December 31, 2023. The Department may consider additional extensions as necessary. The authorized institutional representative identified on the most recent Grant Award Notification (GAN) must complete the NCE request form and email it to the assigned program specialist identified in Box 3 of the HEERF GAN on or before June 20, 2023. Please contact your assigned program specialist if you have questions.

Click above to access the extension.


If you are returning funds or requesting an extension, there will be additional reporting requirements to close out the HEERF funds expended.