COVID-19 – ARP Act

ARP Act

IMPORTANT NOTICE

ARP Act Emergency Grants

 

To All Students,

At TTUHSC El Paso we are dedicated to support our students’ success and understand there are times when students experience difficulties that disrupt their academic and personal lives. If you have experienced significant change of circumstances, increases in expenses or decrease in income during this time, we would like you to know that TTUHSC El Paso has ARP Act emergency grants available for emergency relief. These ARP Act Emergency Relief Grants are intended for the unexpected or unforeseen expense as a result of campus disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic that could delay progress toward degree completion.

TTUHSC El Paso will made block emergency grant based on the following criteria to all eligible Fall 2021 enrolled students:

Awards are based on the following criteria:

EFC = 0   $400
EFC > 0 and EFC <= 5600   $300
EFC > 5600 and EFC <= 10,000   $250
EFC > 10,000 and EFC <= 30,000   $200
EFC > 30,000 or No FAFSA   $150

 

Any remaining fund will be available to apply for through the institutional CARES Act application. If you are in need of assistance beyond the block grant amount, please visit HSC CARES Act

Emergency Grant App starting September 7th, follow the instructions and submit. This application is specifically intended to provide ARP Act Emergency Relief Grants to assist students withthe completion of the Fall 2021 semester.

The appropriate application(s) must be submitted the earliest of September 30th , 2021 or when funds are exhausted

Please contact us if you have further questions about this process, please email us at elp.financialaid@ttuhsc.edu or leave a message at 215-4370. Either Ron Williams or Araceli Moreno will return your email or call within 48 hours.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Allocated ARP Act Emergency Funds for Fall 2021 Students

All ARP Act Emergency Funds have been allocated to students who attended Fall 2021. No further funding is available at this time.

 

TTUHSC El Paso has received federal funding from the ARP Act, which provides assistance for student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Students can request funds in these categories:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Course Materials
  • Technology
  • Health Care
  • Childcare expenses
  • Other Expenses (Expenses that do not fit any of the above)

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for ARP Act funding if you are a degree-seeking student enrolled in at least one face-to-face course during the 2020 spring semester. International, dual credit, non-U.S.-citizen, non-degree-seeking students, and students enrolled exclusively in online courses prior to March 13, 2020 are not eligible for CRRSA Act funding.

How do I apply?

All CRRSA Act funds have been exhausted at this time.

FAQs

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ARP funds are in addition to funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260 and the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Emergency funds available to institutions and their students under all emergency funds total $76.2 billion.

What is the HEERF III (ARP) Emergency Grant?

Institutions must make financial aid grants to students, which can 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. Unlike the CARES Act, the HEERF III (ARP) requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receivePell Grants. However, students do not need to be only Pell recipients or students who are eligible for Pell grants. TTUHSC El Paso will distribute at the minimum $290,805 in emergency grants for eligible students experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional Institutional funding will be added to the student emergency grant fund if needed to ensure all eligible students are able to receive emergency funds. These are one-time grants from the federal government and do not require any repayment. The HEERF III (ARP) emergency grant provides temporary, short-term, emergency financial assistance to eligible students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship that could adversely affect their educational success. The main criteria for a grant are the demonstration of a genuine need as reflected in a low expected family contribution (EFC)

Awards are based on the following criteria:

EFC = 0   $400
EFC > 0 and EFC <= 5600   $300
EFC > 5600 and EFC <= 10,000   $250
EFC > 10,000 and EFC <= 30,000   $200
EFC > 30,000 or No FAFSA   $150

 

Any remaining fund will be available to apply for through the institutional CARES application.

We are committed to assisting all eligible students that may have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to the greatest extent possible with the ARP Act funds available. You should request funds based on your actual financial need for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care, for the time period of the emergency. At this time, funds are limited, and grants are available up to $400

Emergency grants will be processed through accounts payable.

If you have direct deposit set up an ACH will be sent directly to your bank account on file.

If you don’t have direct deposit set up, you will receive a check by mail.

You will be notify by email tell you ARP Act funds have been awarded to you regards of the actual disbursement type.

No, you will not need to repay any money received through this fund.

No. This is an emergency grant to help you manage unexpected expenses related to the Coronavirus or any other part of the student’s cost of attendance and it will not have any impact on other financial aid you may be eligible to receive.

Any ARP Act funding awarded to you will be paid to you directly, and it will not cover any outstanding balances owed to TTUHSC El Paso. Any outstanding balance owed to TTUHSC El Paso will remain the responsibility of the student.

Current guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department states that these emergency grant are non-taxable.

 

ARP Act Reporting and Disclosure

PR#: P425E204318-20B Report #2

(Quarter Ending December 31, 2021) Final

 

The total amount of funds TTUHSC El Paso received on May 24, 2021 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $290,805.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 2003(a) (1) of the CRRSA Act as of December 31st , is $290,805.

The estimated total number of students at TTUHSC El Paso eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act is 781.

The total number of unduplicated students, as of September 30th, who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Block Grant under section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act is 781. There were 781 grants awarded for a total of $234,500.

The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –

Block grants were awarded to all eligible students based on the following criteria:

 

EFC = 0   $400
EFC > 0 and EFC <= 5600   $300
EFC > 5600 and EFC <= 10,000   $250
EFC > 10,000 and EFC <= 30,000   $200
EFC > 30,000 or No FAFSA   $150

 

CARES Act Emergency grants application was opened up on September 7th. All remaining funds after block grants were made available for students to apply for a maximum of $1,350. As of September 30th, 50 emergency grants were awarded through the CARES Act Emergency grant application for a totalof $56,26. An additional emergency grant of $39 was awarded to 1 student during the 2 quarter reporting period.

The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail announcement from the Student Wellness Office and through this webpage created solely for the purpose of the ARP Act.

2nd PR#: P425E204318-20B report in PDF version.

 


PR#: P425E204318-20B Report #1

(Quarter Ending September 30, 2021)

 

The total amount of funds TTUHSC El Paso received on May 24, 2021 from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution for emergency grants to students is $290,805.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under section 2003(a) (1) of the CRRSA Act as of June 30th, is $290,766.

The estimated total number of students at TTUHSC El Paso eligible to participate in programs under section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and meet the eligibility to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants undersection 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act is 781.

The total number of unduplicated students, as of September 30th , who have received an  Emergency Financial Aid Block Grant under section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act is 781. There were  781 grants awarded for a total of $234,500

The methods used to determine which and how much students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows –

Block grants were awarded to all eligible students based on the following criteria:

EFC = 0   $400
EFC > 0 and EFC <= 5600   $300
EFC > 5600 and EFC <= 10,000   $250
EFC > 10,000 and EFC <= 30,000   $200
EFC > 30,000 or No FAFSA   $150

 

CARES Act Emergency grants application was opened up on September 7th. All remaining funds  after block grants were made available for students to apply for a maximum of $1350 . As of  September 30th , 48 emergency grants were awarded through the CARES Act Emergency grant application for a totalof $56,266.

The announcement and instructions to students were provided in an e-mail announcement from the Student Wellness Office and through this webpage created solely for the purpose of the ARP Act.

 

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