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Gadsden State to disburse ARP funds to eligible students

Gadsden, Ala. — Dr. Kathy Murphy, president of Gadsden State Community College, announced that American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) funds will be disbursed on Nov. 15 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 Oct. 25

How will students be notified about their eligibility?

Emails have been sent to eligible students. Please check your Gadsden State email.

How will Gadsden State disburse ARP funds?

A student aid check will be mailed to their permanent address on record on Nov. 15. Students with exceptional financial need (Pell recipients) will receive an additional funding amount.