ARP Act Funding at UAF

Student awards information

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has awarded 100% of the the student portion of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) act from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $4,200,425. These awards are to help with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. UAF’s plan was established to assist students with the greatest need, in accordance with federal guidelines. 

Awards have been broken into two separate categories:

  • UAF Higher Ed COVID Relief 3
    Students who were identified as having the greatest need were selected based on Estimated Family Contribution(EFC) range from information provided on the FAFSA and the number credits they enrolled in for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. A total of $4,183,840  (>99% of the ARP Act student allocation) has been awarded to 5,546 students who qualify for this category. Students did not need to apply for this funding, it was posted to student accounts and refunds were sent to students beginning September 25, 2021 for the fall semester and February 9, 2022 for the spring semester. 
  • UAF COVID Relief 3 Emergency Scholarship
    $16,585 (<1% of the ARP Act student allocation) was awarded to 13 students as emergency scholars hips. This provides a mechanism for students who did not meet the greatest need criteria to apply for assistance by explaining their qualifying expenses due to the coronavirus disruption.

Students awarded from either category met the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in at least 3 credits for the fall 2021 or spring 2022 semester.
  • Admitted as a degree-seeking student to UAF
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP)