COVID Higher Education Emergency Relief III – Rescue Emergency Grants

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes Coronavirus relief measures for higher education institutions and their students. The ARP Act of 2021 includes funding for emergency grants, branded Rescue Emergency Grants that assist students in managing educational expenses, or emergency costs that have arisen due to COVID-19. Priority is given to students with exceptional needs.

Rescue Emergency Grants will be released directly to students for qualifying expenses such as tuition, fees, food, housing, technology, childcare expense, medical expenses (including mental health), or for emergency costs due to the coronavirus. These grants will not offset expenses on your student account.

Reporting and Disclosure

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Eligible Students

Priority consideration is given to students who demonstrate exceptional needs determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). A FAFSA submission is not required for consideration but could affect the amount or availability of funding.

Current guidance from the U.S. Department of Education suggests that students need not hold U.S. citizenship to be eligible for consideration for Rescue Emergency Grants. According to the Department, students who are not U.S. citizens are eligible to be considered for funding under
the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Students whose applications for support under the Rescue Emergency Grant are not approved may apply for funding from the Pack Essentials Student Emergency Fund administered by DASA as long as funding remains available.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Rescue Emergency Grant Application. The application is available in MyPack under the Financial Aid tile in the 2021-22 academic year.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-22 academic year. If you have already completed the FAFSA, you do not need to complete it again. Students
    who are not US citizens are not eligible to complete the FAFSA. Your application for Rescue Emergency Grant funding is still valid without the FAFSA. Your eligibility will be determined based on the information submitted in the Rescue Emergency Grant application.
  3. Enroll in direct deposit. Enroll, update or check your direct deposit enrollment by visiting the Student Accounts tile in MyPack.

The Rescue Emergency Grant application will be available until funds are expended. NC State understands the need to act quickly to address your needs. We will make every effort to review and respond to your application as quickly as possible. If you have questions, please contact our staff by emailing financialaid@ncsu.edu. A staff member will quickly respond and ensure you have all the information you need.

FAQ

Priority is given to students with exceptional need. Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the information provided in the Rescue Emergency Grant application. In most cases, larger grant amounts are approved for those with more need. While the maximum grant amount is $750 per term, all requests are subject to review and approval based on available funding.

No. However, students with exceptional need will receive priority consideration and the grant amount is adjusted based on need as determined by the FAFSA. We encourage all eligible students to submit the FAFSA to maximize their consideration. Students that are ineligible to complete the FAFSA have their financial need determined by the information submitted on the Rescue Emergency Grant application.
The funds will be directly deposited to your bank account. If you have not yet signed up for direct deposit, you can do so by completing the required information on the Student Accounts tile in MyPack.
If you are unable to pay for expenses related to tuition, fees, housing, food, housing, technology, childcare expense, medical expenses (including mental health) or for emergency cost due to the coronavirus, you may apply.
If you are unable to pay for expenses related to tuition, fees, housing, food, housing, technology, childcare expense, medical expenses (including mental health) or for emergency cost due to the coronavirus, you may apply. You may also wish to contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (financialaid@ncsu.edu) so that we can reconsider your financial aid application to determine if you might qualify for other types of financial assistance.