ARPA: HEERF III – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
The College distributed $1,450,170 of the grant award to students. This equals roughly 50% of the entire student grant award. As of December 21, 2021, the College has awarded and disbursed in emergency financial aid grants to 3,004 students.
The following criteria were used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under ARPA.
All students with active enrollment in the fall 2021 semester, who demonstrated exceptional need are eligible for the funds. Prisoners, High School/Dual Enrollment, Adult Basic Education, Non-Credit, Nondegree Seeking, Visiting, and Cross-Enrolled Students (the “Home Institution” is a non-LCTCS college) are not eligible for HEERF III funds. A sliding scale was used to determine award amounts. The scale considered a student’s EFC score and credit hours. The lowest award was $800 and the largest award was $1,320.
Instructions on how to access the funds via BankMobile are sent to students who do not have a delivery preference set up. BankMobile sends out an automatically generated email informing students that their funds are available.