ARP Emergency Funding for Students

*As of February 18th, 2022 The University has awarded all funds made available through the American Rescue Plan Act. The Total of $28,569,514 was awarded to 21,214 students.*

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was approved by Congress and includes support for higher education, including emergency grants for students facing expenses due to COVID-19. UConn has received $56.9 million of which $28.4 million is designated for emergency grants to students. The remaining funds are designated for use by the institution to cover expenses related to COVID-19. The estimated number of eligible UConn students is 32,669

The emergency grants must be used for 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 grant appears with the following name(s):

  • HEERF3/ARP Award 1
  • HEERF3/ARP Award 2
  • HEERF3/ARP Award 3
  • HEERF3/ARP Award 4
  • HEERF3/ARP Award 5
  • HEERF3/ARP SEOG

We will be awarding through financial aid and disbursing directly to students via their student account. The grant will be passed through PeopleSoft and will not be applied to or used to offset any charge, debt, tuition, fees, or other balance in a student account, nor will it be encumbered in any manner by UConn.

For students enrolled in direct deposit, they will have access to the funds in approximately three business days from the date of disbursement. For those not enrolled in direct deposit, the Office of the Bursar will issue a check.

Students may decline the award by sending the written request by email to financialaid@uconn.edu. The student will return the grant to the Office of the Bursar by making a payment to their student account.

Phase 1 – Summer Awarding from 07/26/2021-08/23/2021 (Past Phase)

*As of January 10, 2022, 10,285 students were awarded a total of $8,580,500 in this phase*

Summer awarding for ARP Grants will happen starting 07/26/2021 and continue until 08/23/2021. There will be two types of awards made to students during this time.

Phase 1 Block Grant

Total number of students awarded in Phase 1 Block as of 08/26/2021 8,664
Total amount of Grants awarded to students in Phase 1 Block as of 08/26/2021 $6,780,500

The awarding of Block Grants will begin during the week of 07/26/2021-07/30/2021, with a completion goal of 07/30/2021. To qualify for the block grant students will have to meet the following criteria:

    • UConn has received an official 2021-2022 FAFSA as of 07/22/21
    • Enrolled and degree seeking for Spring 2021 term as of the end of the semester
    • Did not graduate in Spring 2021
    • Eligible to enroll in the Fall 2021 semester

 

Awarding Model:

Undergraduate Award Amounts

EFC Award Value
0-999 $1,000
1,000 – 2,499 $1,000
2,500 – 3,499 $1,000
3,500 – 5,577 $1,000
5,578 – 10,000 $500
10,001 – 15,000 $500
15,001 – 20,000 $500
20,001 $ -

Graduate and Professional Award Amounts

EFC Award Value
0-999 $500
1,000 – 2,499 $500
2,500 – 3,499 $500
3,500 – 5,577 $500
5,578 – 10,000 $500
10,001 – 15,000 $500
15,001 – 20,000 $500
20,001 $ -

The Office of Student Financial Aid Services has identified approximately 8,600 students (across all careers) that meet the above listed criteria and have a 2021-2022 EFC that qualifies them for a grant in the awarding model (see above). In total these students will receive approximately $6.7 million.

 

Phase 1 Application Grant

Total number of students awarded in Phase 1 Application as of 09/30/2021 3,600
Total amount of Grants awarded to students in Phase 1 Application as of 09/30/2021 $1,800,000

*As of 08/23/2021 the Phase 1 application has been fully closed.

Starting on 08/02/2021 students who are experiencing an expense related to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, tuition and childcare) may complete an emergency grant application.  To qualify for an emergency grant the student will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled and degree seeking for Spring 2021 term as of the end of the semester
  • Did not graduate in Spring 2021
  • Eligible to enroll in the Fall 2021 semester

If eligible, the value of the grant will be for $500.

Phase 2 – Fall Awarding from 09/30/2021-01/11/2022 (Past Phase)

Fall awarding for ARP Grants will happen starting 09/30/2021 and continue until 01/11/2022. There will be two types of awards made to students during this time.

*As of February 18th, 2022, 19,365 students were awarded a total of $15,757,000 in this phase*

Phase 2 Block Grant

Total number of students awarded in Phase 2 Block as of 02/18/2022 12,975

Total amount of Grants awarded to students in Phase 2 Block as of 02/18/2022 $9,989,223

The awarding of Block grants will begin on 10/05/21 with a completion goal of 10/08/21. To qualify for the block grant students will have to meet the following criteria:

  • UConn has received an official 2021-2022 FAFSA as of 09/29/2021
  • Enrolled and degree seeking for the Fall 2021 term

The University has also received additional funding totaling $105,277 that is to be used for students at the Waterbury campus. Funding comes from the SIP program.

As of 10/07/2021 177 students have been awarded a total of $105,277

 

Awarding Model:

Undergraduate Award Amounts

EFC Award Value
0-999 $1,000
1,000 – 2,499 $1,000
2,500 – 3,499 $1,000
3,500 – 5,577 $1,000
5,578 – 10,000 $500
10,001 – 15,000 $500
15,001 – 20,000 $500
20,001 $ -

Graduate and Professional Award Amounts

EFC Award Value
0-999 $500
1,000 – 2,499 $500
2,500 – 3,499 $500
3,500 – 5,577 $500
5,578 – 10,000 $500
10,001 – 15,000 $500
15,001 – 20,000 $500
20,001 $ -

Phase 2 Application Grant

Total number of students awarded in Phase 2 Application as of 02/18/2022 11,325

Total amount of Grants awarded to students in Phase 2 Application as of 02/18/2022 $5,662,500

*As of 01/11/2021 the Phase 2 application has been fully closed.

Applications for emergency grants will open on 10/11/2021. Awarding will begin on 10/19/2021.

Students who are experiencing an expense related to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, tuition and childcare) may complete an emergency grant application. To qualify for an emergency grant the student will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled and degree seeking for the Fall 2021 term

If eligible, the value of the grant will be for $500.

Students who applied for, and received, an application grant in Phase 1 can apply for additional funding in Phase 2.

Phase 3 – Spring Awarding from 02/07/2022-02/18/2022 (Past Phase)

Spring awarding for ARP Grants will happen starting 02/07/2022 and continue until 05/31/2022. There will be two types of awards made to students during this time. *Due to limited funding Phase 3 of the ARP Program was closed on 02/09/2022*

*As of February 18th, 2022, 8,465 students were awarded a total of $4,232,014 in this phase*

Phase 3 Block Grant

**UPDATE 02/01/2022 – Due to limited remaining funds UConn will not be awarding ARP Block Grants for Spring 2022. Application Grants will still be awarded, applications will open on 02/07/2022**

Phase 3 Application Grant

**As of 10pm on 02/09/2022 the Phase 3 application has been closed. If future funding is made available this website will be updated. **

Applications for emergency grants will open on 02/07/2022. Awarding will begin on 02/15/2022.

Students who are experiencing an expense related to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, tuition and childcare) may complete an emergency grant application. To qualify for an emergency grant the student will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled and degree seeking for the Spring 2022 term

If eligible, the value of the grant will be for $500. The awarded grant will be viewable on Student Admin and will be called either HEERF3/ARP Award 5 or HEERF3/ARP SEOG.

Students who applied for, and received, an application grant in Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 can apply for additional funding in Phase 3.

Awarding Updates

Below are the total amounts awarded, by date of data pull, for each Phase;

Phase 1 – Block Grant

  • 08/04/21- 8,663 Students $6,780,000
  • 08/26/21- 8,664 Students $6,780,500 (1 Student; $500)
  • 09/30/21- 8,664 Students $6,780,500 (No Change)
  • 10/29/21- 8,664 Students $6,780,500 (No Change)
  • 11/24/21- 8,664 Students $6,780,500 (No Change)
  • 12/22/21- 8,664 Students $6,780,500 (No Change)
  • 01/10/22- 8,664 Students $6,780,500 (No Change)
  • 02/18/22- 8,664 Students $6,780,500 (No Change; Fully Awarded)

 

Phase 1 – Application Grant

  • 08/26/21- 3,599 Students $1,799,500
  • 09/30/21- 3,600 Students $1,800,000 (1 Student; $500)
  • 10/29/21- 3,600 Students $1,800,000 (No Change)
  • 11/24/21- 3,600 Students $1,800,000 (No Change)
  • 12/22/21- 3,600 Students $1,800,000 (No Change)
  • 01/10/22- 3,600 Students $1,800,000 (No Change)
  • 02/18/22- 3,600 Students $1,800,000 (No Change; Fully Awarded)

 

Phase 2 – Block Grant

  • 10/07/21- 12,986 Students $10,000,223
  • 10/29/21- 12,981 Students $9,994,223 (-5 Students; -$6,000)
  • 11/24/21- 12,978 Students $9,991,723 (-3 Students; -$2,500)
  • 12/22/21- 12,977 Students $9,990,723 (-1 Student; -$1,000)
  • 01/10/22- 12,976 Students $9,990,223 (-1 Student; -$500)
  • 02/18/22- 12,975 Students $9,989,223 (-1 Student; -$1,000; Fully Awarded)

 

Phase 2 – Block Grant (Waterbury SIP)

  • 10/07/21- 177 Students $105,277 (Fully Awarded)

 

Phase 2 – Application Grant

  • 10/29/21- 7,425 Students $3,712,500
  • 11/24/21- 10,608 Students $5,304,000 (3,183 Students; $1,591,500)
  • 12/22/21- 11,133 Students $5,566,500 (525 Students; $262,500)
  • 01/10/22- 11,234 Students $5,617,000 (101 Students; $50,500)
  • 02/18/22- 11,325 Students $5,662,500 (91 Students; $45,500; Fully Awarded)

Phase 3 – Application Grant

  • 02/18/22- 8,465 Students $4,232,014 (Fully Awarded)

HEERF Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports:

09/30/20 Quarterly Report

12/31/20 Quarterly Report

03/31/21 Quarterly Report

06/30/21 Quarterly Report

09/30/21 Quarterly Report

12/31/21 Quarterly Report

03/31/22 Quarterly Report