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 will distribute over $16.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) emergency student aid funding to PELL- and non-PELL-eligible students enrolled in Fall Term 2021 and/or Spring Term 2022.
The emergency funding provides PELL- and non-PELL-eligible students taking six or more credit hours in Fall Term 2021 and/or Spring Term 2022 with a grant of $1,5oo or $1,200. Students who are 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 Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022.
- Attest 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 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.
Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022
- PELL-eligible students taking six credit hours or more in Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 will receive $1,500.
- Non-PELL-eligible students taking six credit hours or more in Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 will receive $1,200.
- Students who are 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 email@example.com to determine if their FAFSA can be updated to reflect their current financial situation.
For information regarding the dollar amount and use of ARP grant funds, view the ARP Reporting webpage.