On April 15, 2020 Arcadia University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for the CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF). Arcadia intends to use no less than 50 percent ($1,281,566 total) of the funds received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
As of January 21, 2022 all available awards have been made to students.
Arcadia University estimates 2303 total eligible students.
Funding totals HEERF I
Total Number of Students Awarded Funding HEERF I
Arcadia intends to use no less than 50 percent ($1,281,566 total) of the funds received from the HEERF II to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Total Number of Students Awarded Funding HEERF II
Arcadia intends to use no less than 50 percent ($3,314,433 total) of the funds received from the HEERF III to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Total Number of Students Awarded Funding HEERF III
Awarding Method (all HEERF Funds):
Students who demonstrated unexpected expenses or hardships related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus are asked to submit applications, as described below. The student applications are reviewed by a committee, which sorts the applications based on the severity of the disruption(s), with students who experienced more than one overlapping hardship being prioritized. Students are awarded funds based on the losses they showed, up to a set dollar amount, determined by taking an average of all the estimated expenses submitted. Students have more than one opportunity to apply for funds, in order to ensure that there would be ongoing opportunities for affected individuals to receive assistance up to an annual award cap of $6,300. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funding is depleted. Due to limitations in funding, priority review will go to first-time applications.
What does CARES funding cover?
CARES funding can cover any unexpected educational related expenses due to the disruption of campus operations and can include:
Unexpected health care, childcare, travel, housing or food expenses
Purchase of a computer, printer, internet/hotspot or other course related supplies and materials required for online instruction
Some examples of what CARES funding cannot cover:
Loss of income or job
Students whose 2021family income is lower than the income listed on the 2021-2022 FAFSA might be eligible for additional aid consideration through Professional Judgement. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Loss of a deposit for abroad travel, course related travel, clinical rotations
Expenses that do not relate directly to the Arcadia student
How can a student apply for consideration?
To be considered students must be enrolled for at least 6 credits during summer 2021 or fall 2021
Contact Arcadia's Financial Aid Office by sending an email to FAReview@arcadia.edu with the subject line Covid Impact
Briefly summarize the financial impact COVID-19 has had on you (for example, additional food, housing, technology, health care expenses)
Follow the next steps provided by the Financial Aid team (which could include completing additional paperwork and/or answering some follow-up questions. A FAFSA is required to be on file for all non-international students