The American Rescue Plan (ARP)

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law providing additional funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFIII) III.  This funding is now available to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. For summer 2021, a small number of students were awarded tuition grant. These funds were awarded to students with the highest need and participating in a mandatory summer term.

American Rescue Plan Eligibility

  • Undergraduate, graduate students enrolled at any of our campuses, international students, DACA students and undocumented students.
  • Student funding is prioritized by their level of need.
  • Eligible expenses include all components of a student's cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, (such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare).

CRRSAA: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law.  On January 14, 2021 the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERFII) II is now available to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Students’ received and email about an application process. CRRSAA funding was awarded fall and spring 2021. Fall and spring were an application process.  These funds have been spent in full.

CRRSAA Eligibility

  • Undergraduate, graduate students enrolled at any of our campuses
  • Student must have had a current FAFSA application on file.
  • Student funding was prioritized by their level of need based on their FAFSA application.
  • Eligible expenses included all the components of a student's cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, (such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare).
  • International students, DACA students, and undocumented students were not eligible for this funding.

The Federal CARES Act

The Federal Cares Act funds were used to provide emergency aid to help students cover additional expenses incurred from campus disruptions due to COVID 19. Students received an email instructing them to apply for the funds. Spring term funds were awarded based on an application.  Summer mini grants were awarded to students whose academic program and placement was directly impacted by the pandemic. Fall funds included an application process. These funds have been spent in full.

Cares Act Eligibility

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Students must have had a  FAFSA on file
  • Students must have been Title IV eligible
  • International Students, DACA students  and online students were not eligible
  • Students funding was prioritized by their level of need