ARP Grants: Continued Support for Students
In an ongoing effort to assist students who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Seminole State College expects to distribute more than $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) emergency student aid funding to PELL- and non-PELL-eligible students enrolled in Spring Term 2022.
The emergency funding provides PELL- and non-PELL-eligible students taking six or more credit hours in Spring Term 2022 with a grant of $2,000 or $1,750. Students enrolled in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms are eligible for one grant each term. ARP grants can be used for education and expenses related to food, housing, health care (including mental health), childcare, transportation and technology.
Our intent is to distribute ARP funds as widely and equitably as possible, while prioritizing students with the greatest need. We recognize the financial challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and trust the ARP grants will provide help to keep you moving forward personally and academically. Remember, we are here for you. GO State. GO Far.
To be eligible to receive an ARP grant, students must:
- Have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.
- Be taking six credit hours or more in Spring 2022.
- Acknowledge that they have been impacted by COVID-19
Students do not have to be financial aid-eligible to receive ARP grants. Students who have not met Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for financial aid or have a SAP Appeal in progress are also eligible for ARP grants.
Dual enrollment and adult education students are not eligible for ARP grants.
Students enrolled in Full, 12W and A Session classes must acknowledge that they have been impacted by COVID-19 by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2022 to receive their grant. To acknowledge, log in to MySeminoleState and visit the Message Center.
Students enrolled in B Session classes must acknowledge that they have been impacted by COVID-19 by 6:00 p.m. on April 1, 2022 to receive their grant. To acknowledge, log in to MySeminoleState and visit the Message Center
Students who do not qualify for ARP grants can apply for emergency aid through Destination Graduation, a partnership between the College and the Heart of Florida United Way.
- PELL-eligible students taking six credit hours or more in Spring 2022 will receive $2,000.
- Non-PELL-eligible students taking six credit hours or more in Spring 2022 will receive $1,750.
- Students who enrolled in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms are eligible for one grant each term.
Students whose circumstances have changed can also speak with a student success specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if their FAFSA can be updated to reflect their current financial situation. Students who do not have a FAFSA on file can complete one in less than half an hour. For information and helpful resources to complete your FAFSA, visit seminolestate.edu/fafsa.
For information regarding the dollar amount and use of ARP grant funds, view the ARP Reporting webpage.