ARP Funding

March 31, 2022

Crowder College did not have any additional ARP funds disbursed in Q1 of 2022.  The latest disbursement on October 15th, 2021 is outlined below. 

January 7, 2022

Crowder College did not have any additional ARP funds disbursed in Q4 of 2021.  The latest disbursement on October 15th is outlined below. 

October 15, 2021

Crowder College disbursed $4,667,300 in ARP (HEERF III) funds to 2763 students on 10/15/21.  The criteria for this funding was based on a report pulled on 9/22/21 for any student enrolled in at least 1 credit hour for the Fall 2021 semester.  This report does not include dual-credit/ dual enrolled students. The report was then broken down into need based vs non-need based solely on if a student had a Pell eligible EFC on their 2021-22 FAFSA.  1,480 Students were deemed Pell eligible and received a sum of $2,200.  1,283 students were determined as non-need based or not eligible for Pell, and this group received a sum of $1,100. 

October 13, 2021

The Federal Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the American Rescue Plan (ARP)- Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), provides emergency funding to colleges to assist students in need during the coronavirus pandemic. 

These funds are provided to help qualified students cover expenses related to food, housing, course materials, tuition, technology, health care, and child care. These funds are not part of a student’s Crowder financial aid award, but students who receive funds may spend these funds on tuition and fees.

Crowder College, following all guidance from the federal Department of Education, is distributing funds to qualifying students. If you are currently enrolled for the Fall 2021 term, you may be eligible for funding.  You may also review the Crowder College ARP FAQ’s at https://www.crowder.edu/covid-19/arp-funding/ for more information.

The funds will be processed by Crowder College, in the upcoming weeks, through our partner, BankMobile Disbursements. These funds will be distributed by Bankmobile based on your refund preference you have already established this semester.  Once you receive the funds you may find more information about BankMobile at: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/how-it-works/. For additional information about establishing your refund preference, please contact the Crowder College Cashier’s Office at 417.455.5402 and 417.455.5673.  You may contact the Financial Aid office at 417.455.5419 for any other questions regarding the funding.

 

September 7, 2021

The Federal Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)- Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II and the American Rescue Plan (ARP)- Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), provides emergency funding to colleges to assist students in need during the coronavirus pandemic. 

These funds are provided to help qualified students cover expenses related to food, housing, course materials, tuition, technology, health care, and child care. These funds are not part of a student’s Crowder financial aid award, but students who receive funds may spend these funds on tuition and fees.

Crowder College, following all guidance from the federal Department of Education, is distributing funds to qualifying students. If you were enrolled for the Summer 2021 term, you may be eligible for funding.  You may also review the Crowder College ARP HEERF III Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

The funds will be processed by Crowder College, in the upcoming weeks, through our partner, BankMobile Disbursements. These funds will be distributed by BankMobile based on your refund preference you have already established this semester.  Once you receive the funds you may find more information about BankMobile at: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/how-it-works/. For additional information about establishing your refund preference, please contact the Crowder College Cashier’s Office at 417.455.5402 and 417.455.5673.  You may contact the Financial Aid office at 417.455.5419 for any other questions regarding the funding.

The criteria to be eligible for the Summer ARP funding was opened up to a wider group of students based on new ARP Guidelines.  A report was pulled on 9/1/21 of all students who were enrolled for the Summer 2021 term.  These students had to show being enrolled as of one of the following three dates:  6/11/21, 6/17/21, or 7/10/21.  The students also had to be enrolled in at least one credit hour. This list only excluded dual-credit/dual-enrolled students as determined by the school.  The report yielded a total of 838 students.  Those 838 student were then broken into categories of exceptional need or non-exceptional need.  This was determined by a student being Pell eligible (EFC of 5711 or less) or non-Pell Eligible.  Of the 838 students on the report, 384 students were determined as having exceptional need. 454 Students were determined as not having exceptional need.  The exceptional need students received $1,000 each.  The non-exceptional need students received $500 each.  

As of 9/15/21 Crowder College has disbursed $611,000 to 838 students.