American Rescue Plan Grant

Concord University has received additional emergency grants from the U.S. Department of Education via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) as authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). These funds were received in two supplemental grants.

The first grant of $2,928,923 was received on May 13, 2021, which was intended to help students with any component of the student’s cost of attendance, or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. The full amount of the ARP grant will be distributed to eligible students who have experienced a COVID-19 related expense. Priority consideration will be given to students with exceptional financial need but all students are urged to apply regardless of household income. Students who meet the eligibility requirements provided by the U.S. Department of Education will be awarded one-time emergency grants between $750 to $2000 depending on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA)

To be eligible for the ARP Grant, current student must have been enrolled on or after March 13, 2020. To determine awards based on financial need, students must have submitted a FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year at time of awarding. Students who did not complete a FAFSA will be awarded the lowest award amount. Non-degree seeking, non-credit, dual enrollment, distance education, and continuing education students are eligible.

To be considered for an ARP grant, you must complete the American Rescue Plan Grant Application. Emergency grants will be awarded until funds are depleted. An acknowledgement email will be sent to your MyConcordU email account with additional information.

Emergency grants will be distributed to students electronically beginning August 5, 2021 via BankMobile. In anticipation of an award, please visit and verify your preferred refund method selection. Failure to make a selection could delay the receipt of any award by up to 14 days from the date of disbursement.

The second supplemental grant of $2,877,658 was received on May 15 2021, which was intended to be used to defray institutional expenses associated with coronavirus including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to Distance Education, faculty and staff trainings, payroll, and to conduct direct outreach to financial aid applicants about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to financial changes within the household. The third grant of $253,715 was received on July 20, 2021.

This information is based on the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and is subject to change if new guidance becomes available.

Concord University is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the number of students awarded until the funds are depleted.

Number of American Rescue Plan Grants awarded per reporting date

Total Number of Students Awarded Total Amount Awarded Reporting Date
0 $0 June 30, 2021
1,090 $1,685,750 September 30, 2021
1,268 $2,928,923 January 10, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the American Rescue Plan Grant application, if you have experienced a significant reduction in household income due to a job loss/furlough, you may request a Professional Judgment from the Financial Aid Office. The Professional Judgment form can be found on the Financial Aid forms and resources page. You must submit the completed form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office. If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is already $0, a Professional Judgment will not benefit you.