ARP Student Aid Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the eligibility requirements to receive ARP Student Aid?
      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 since March 13, 2020.
  • What can I use ARP funds for?
    • These funds may go to tuition and fees at Austin Community College, if you give your express permission on the ACC ARP application. This means that the amount you requested, if approved, will go first to take care of any tuition balance that remains on your account. Any amount remaining after your tuition balance is covered will be distributed to your BankMobile account. ARP may also be used by students for any component of their 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.
  • Can I apply for ARP funds more than once in a semester?
    • ACC will allow you to apply for funds once each long semester (spring, summer, or fall). If you have received Fall CRRSA funding, you may not receive Fall ARP funding. We encourage you to apply for Spring ARP funding when our spring application becomes available. 
  • Will receiving ARP funds impact or reduce my financial aid award or benefits?
    • No. ARP funds are not taken into account when determining your eligibility for federal financial aid or veterans benefits.