Arkansas Tech University has announced that it has received $5 million in funds to support eligible current students through the American Rescue Plan Act for 2021.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is an economic stimulus package passed by the U.S. Congress in March of 2021 to help speed up the United States’ recovery from economic and health impacts related to COVID-19.
As part of the act, students at ATU may have the opportunity to receive funds to support their education.
The ARP grants will be administered by Arkansas Tech University and awarded to students who:
- Attended any time between March 2020 through now
- Are citizens and domestic undergraduate or graduate students with extraordinary financial circumstances
- Students who received a Pell Grant (Those who are not Pell eligible will be able to apply beginning September 16.)
Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be processed in the order they are received, and an application does not guarantee funds will be awarded. Pending availability, additional grants will be made in Spring 2022.
The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) information may not always accurately portray your current financial situation. If your financial situation has changed due to circumstances beyond your control, you may request a special consideration review of your financial aid eligibility based on those circumstances.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 479-968-0399.