Husky Emergency Assistance Fund

One of Michigan Tech's main priorities is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The Husky Emergency Assistance Fund (HEAF) has been established to help members of our campus community who are experiencing financial hardship, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you have any questions or need clarification regarding the your application, please email us at or call 906-487-1567. In this time of great uncertainty, we want you to know that Michigan Tech cares. Please know we are here to support you in any way we can.

What is the difference between the Husky Emergency Assistance Fund (HEAF) and the CARES Act?

If you are a student, please note that the HEAF is supported by private donations raised by Michigan Tech's Advancement Office to assist students and employees of Michigan Tech during emergency situations. The fund was set up in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will remain as a source of emergency assistance in the future.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is an economic relief package from the federal government. A portion of the relief package was distributed to qualifying universities as a form of temporary financial assistance to students and to cover the costs of university operations. See the Michigan Tech CARES Act webpage for more information.

In order to expedite the distribution of funds, requests for both the student HEAF and CARES money are processed through the student HEAF application. Each application is reviewed for eligibility and funded from the appropriate sources. 

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