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ARP ACT EMERGENCY FUNDING

The federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides emergency funding to help students cover some expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Funds can be used toward the cost of attendance, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care or similar expenses directly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

All enrolled students are eligible for a grant, giving priority to students with exceptional need. Starting August 23, 2021, students can log on to Saluki Net to apply for the grant. Grants will range from $500 to $1,500.

Please read the following additional information regarding the ARPA funding carefully.

  • Receiving ARPA funds will not affect financial aid.
  • Once approved, funding will be directly deposited into your bank account, unless you elect to deposit it to your bursar account. If you have not set up direct deposit with SIU, you can do so now through SalukiNet.
  • If funding is approved, it will be released beginning September 7, 2021.

ARPA Act Report

September 30, 2021

The following public information is provided in compliance with Public Law 116-260 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  1. The total amount of funds that SIU Carbondale received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students is $12,301,614.
  2. The total amount of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Public Law 116-260 of the ARPA Act is $7,741,500 as of September 30, 2021.
  3. A total of 7,881 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant as of September 30, 2021.
  4. All enrolled students are eligible for a grant, giving priority to students with exceptional need. Starting August 30, 2021, students could log on to Saluki Net to apply for the grant. Students were offered grants with a minimum of $500 and a maximum award of $1,500.
  5. All students received email notification on August 23, 2021, requesting them to submit a short form on Saluki Net to request emergency funding to be used towards the cost of attendance, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care or similar expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.