Apply online. Students must complete and submit the online application for consideration of their grant request. Upon receipt of the application, a committee appointed by the president will determine the grant award amount in compliance with the ARP Act/HEERF III guidelines and available funds.
We strongly encourage students to apply as soon as possible, and the distribution of grants will begin immediately. Since the amount of money that La Roche has been given to distribute in the form of emergency aid is limited, we anticipate the number of requests will exceed the amount of money we have to award. In order to serve as many students as possible, grants will range from $500 to $5,500.
Unlike the CARES Act, the ARP Act requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants. However, students do not need to be only Pell recipients or students who are eligible for Pell grants.
The committee prioritize the following criteria for each applicant when awarding grants:
- Domestic, undergraduate students with exceptional need
- Students with a significant need related to COVID-19 disruptions including cost of attendance or other emergency costs
- Pell-eligible students with no Expected Family Contribution
- Students with exceptional need who have not previously received an ARP emergency financial aid grant