Students to get American Rescue Plan funding, some must apply by Aug. 31

John Lewis Hall on the Troy Campus.

Troy University is pleased to announce that we have received our third round of Higher Education Relief Fund III (HEERF III) grant funds, authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The funds will be distributed to undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled on a full- or part-time basis for the Fall 2021 semester or term 1.  HEERF III eligibility also includes international students, students exclusively enrolled in online courses, undocumented, and DACA students. Students are not required to be Title IV eligible to receive this funding and are not required to have a completed a FAFSA to apply.  

HEERF III requires that institutions prioritize students with “exceptional need”. The University uses the FAFSA data point of Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as the indicator for exceptional need, whereby all students who are Pell eligible based on their EFC number are eligible for an award in the exceptional need category. 

Pell grant/exceptional need students will receive automatic distributions of $1,000 and $550 while all other students must complete an online ARP application on or before Tuesday, August 31, 2021, and will receive a distribution of $375.  The University also plans to distribute ARP financial aid grants to eligible students who enroll in the spring semester and/or Term3 and Term 4.

Student aid grants will not be a condition of continued or future enrollment; used to satisfy a student’s outstanding account balance unless the student has provided the university with written or electronic affirmative consent; or used to obtain consent to apply to the account balance as a condition of receiving the grant. Students completing the ARP application will have the explicit choice of whether the grant is applied to their outstanding balance or disbursed to directly through the method selected on the ARP Application.

Click here to apply for a grant. Only students who did not automatically receive a grant need to apply.