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Gadsden State to disburse ARP funds to eligible students

Gadsden — Dr. Kathy Murphy, president of Gadsden State Community College, announced that American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) funds will be disbursed by Aug. 9 to eligible students based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The funds provide economic relief for students enrolled at Gadsden State.

How much American Rescue Plan Act funds will be distributed to Gadsden State students for emergency student aid?


How many students have been deemed eligible for student aid?


Who is eligible?

  • Students enrolled in at least one credit course
  • Freshman, continuing, returning/readmitted students

Who is not eligible?

  • Dual-enrolled high school students
  • Incarcerated students
  • Transient students
  • Students who withdrew from Gadsden State on or before July 14

How will students be notified about their eligibility?

Eligible students will receive an email.

How will Gadsden State disburse ARP funds?

Eligible students will receive a student aid check, mailed to their permanent address on record, by Aug. 9.  Students with exceptional financial need (Pell recipients) will receive an additional funding amount.

Are there guidelines/requirements on how students can spend ARP funds?