American Rescue Plan (ARP)
ARP Act – Student Update
Reporting Element #1 – Acknowledgement
As part of ARP, Sandhills Community College received notification from the Department of Education on May 13, 2021 of a supplemental award in the amount of $3,693,496.00. One hundred percent of the total funds received will be awarded directly to students.
Reporting Element #2 – Total Funds Received
Sandhills Community College received $3,693,468.00 from the Department of Education pursuant to American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 section (a)(1) and (a)(4) for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
Reporting Elements #3 & #5 – Total Amount Disbursed & Total Number of Recipients
As of Thursday, September 30, 2021, the College distributed a total of $112,750.00 to 150 curriculum students under section 2003 of ARP Act for the Summer 2021 semester for “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus”.
On September 30, 2021, the College closed the awarding process for the curriculum students for Summer 2021.
Summary of funds disbursed by semester:
Summer 2021- Curriculum students- $112,750 to 150.
Reporting Elements #4 – Total Number of Eligible Student
For the Summer 2021 semester, there are approximately 1701 degree seeking and non-credit curriculum students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Reporting Element #6 – Methods for Awarding
For quarter ending September 30, 2021, funds were automatically distributed to degree seeking and non-credit curriculum students who were enrolled in or had successfully completed at least one Summer 2021 course, at the time of awarding. Those that demonstrated the greatest need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Department of Education (Zero Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) Pell Recipients for Summer 2021) were awarded $1000 for expenses that included monthly internet costs and/or food needs off-campus. Students that completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of more than 0 OR did not complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) received the amount of $750.
Reporting Element #7 – Information Provided to Students
The source of funds used to provide these awards was provided to the students at the time that the College awarded all eligible participants.