GSU ARP Emergency Grants Available

Grambling State University students who need financial assistance for expenses incurred during the COVID-19 response may be eligible for a scholarship.

Students who have incurred emergency expenses due to COVID-19, for example, tuition such as food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, childcare and others may be eligible for a federal bailout grant from the US that will provide emergency relief funding.

Only students who meet the pre-qualification requirements to apply for an ARP grant will find the application in BannerWeb. Students who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens are eligible to participate. This includes students who are enrolled exclusively in online programs or courses.

Can undocumented students and international students receive funds under the ARP? Yes. Under new Department of Education guidelines, undocumented students, Deferred Action Students for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and international students are eligible for student grants.

Applications for ARP grants will be available beginning March 10 at 12 p.m. Eligible students must log in to BannerWeb to complete an application by March 17.

Allocation of funds is made on the basis of financial need. Financial need is measured by the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which appears on the student’s FAFSA information. Full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates with the lowest EFC will be eligible for the highest award.

Students who do not meet the submission date will have their grant application reviewed only if funding is available. Students who apply before the deadline will receive funding first. A limited amount of funds is available.

Students should check their school’s emails for results or requests for additional information after submitting their application. Awarded funds will be posted to the student’s account and refunded as a direct payment to the student. Awarded funds will be posted to the student’s account and issued as a direct payment to the student, either by direct deposit or postal check. It is recommended that students submit a direct deposit authorization form to ensure funds will be readily available for necessary expenses.

Senior Eryn Fant believes the scholarship is positive for students. “There are students who are still struggling with COVID, and this can really help them. You never know who’s out there in trouble. It is truly a blessing. Fan said.

Junior Vanderbilt Thompson is excited about the ARP grant. ” I am happy ; it is a great help for me and for students like me. said Thompson.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) is a federal law signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021. The ARP earmarked approximately $39.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and represents the third funding stream allocated to HEERF. to prevent, prepare and respond to the coronavirus. The purpose of ARP funds is similar to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, HEERF I), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplementary Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA , HEERF II), and the ARP stands for HEERF III. This new law provides financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of this federal program allocates money to the GSU, and part of this allocation may be awarded directly to students who are experiencing financial outlays due to the coronavirus.

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