American Rescue Plan (ARP) Application

Austin Community College received American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to support eligible students financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These funds are a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) authorized by the U.S. Department of Education.

ACC must adhere to federal guidelines set forth by the Department of Education. Therefore, priority will be given to students who are currently enrolled, are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant or other populations highly impacted by covid. Undocumented students are eligible to apply.

ARP funds are limited to a maximum of $350 per student for fall 2022. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will receive funds. The application is open to all students enrolled at the college. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. 

Eligibility & Requirements

  1. You must have been an ACC student taking college credit, continuing education, dual credit or adult education courses anytime since March 13, 2020 (the date the President declared the COVID-19 national emergency).
  2. You must indicate on the ARP application that you have been financially impacted in some way by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  3. Your related expenses must have occurred on or after March 13, 2020.
  4. You can apply for and receive ARP (or other HEERF funds such as CRRSA) once each semester.

Submit ARP Application

ARP FAQs

  • How do I receive ARP funds?
    • ARP funds are distributed to you based on the refund preference you have selected with BankMobile. Select or verify your refund preference now. If you do not select a refund preference with BankMobile, your funds will be returned to ACC and your application will be denied.
  • What can I use ARP funds for?
    • ARP funds may be used by students for any component of their cost of attendance such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), child care, or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.
  • If I receive ARP funds, do I need to repay them?
  • Can I apply for ARP funds more than once per semester?
    • ACC will allow you to apply for funds only once each semester (fall, spring, or summer).
  • Will ARP funds be available in future semesters?
    • The ARP application will re-open for the spring 2023 and summer 2023 semesters.
  • Will ARP funds impact or reduce my financial aid or benefits?
    • No. ARP funds are not taken into account when determining your eligibility for federal financial aid or veterans benefits.
  • What if my application to receive ARP funds is denied?