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Financial Aid
Federal CARES Act

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III—Acknowledgement of Funding)

Three Rivers College is pleased to announce our partnership with the U.S. Department of Education in the delivery of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III), created under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistance is available to help cover emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus related to any component of the cost of attendance including food, housing, transportation, course materials, technology, health care (including mental health), child care, and educational costs.

TRC has $4,102,907 in funding available through the student portion of ARP for Emergency Financial aid Grants to students.

Phase 1: Automatic Funding and How Phase I was Determined

Eligibility criteria for Phase I automatic funding:
  • Attended Summer 2021 course.
  • Demonstrated exceptional need based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA with an EFC of 5711 or below.

TRC estimates that approximately 453 students are eligible to receive an award in the amount of $1,000 under the Phase I process.

Phase 2: Application Process

TRC understands there are a wide range of students and their families who have been impacted by the coronavirus and have incurred unexpected expenses. Therefore, funding is available to help students who did not fall into the need-based category described above.

Additional HEERF III Emergency Grants are available to students through an application process. Students who already received an award based on above criteria are not eligible to receive a second award.

Students received multiple email notifications via email of the grant award and opportunity.

TRC estimates approximately 308 students are eligible to receive an award based on the application process under Phase II as of June 21, 2021. Approximately 76 students submitted an application and received $1,000 award.

All Phase 1 and Phase 2 funding is complete.

Phase 3: Automatic Funding and How Phase 3 was Determined

Eligibility criteria for Phase 3 automatic funding:

  • Registered and attending classes for 2021 Fall as of September 7, 2021.
  • Demonstrated exceptional need based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA with an EFC of 5846 or below.

TRC estimates that approximately 1277 students are eligible to receive an award in the amount of $1,000 under the Phase 3 process.

Phase 4: Application Process

TRC understands there are a wide range of students and their families who have been impacted by the coronavirus and have incurred unexpected expenses. Therefore, funding is available to help students who did not fall into the need-based category described above.

Additional HEERF III Emergency Grants are available to students through an application process. Students who already received an award based on above criteria are not eligible to receive a second award.

Students received email notifications via email of the grant award and opportunity.

TRC estimates approximately 1320 students are eligible to receive an award based on the application process under Phase III as of September 9, 2021. Funds are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Eligibility criteria was expanded for funding for students who began courses October 11, 2021.

As of November 29,2021, approximately 1652 student had been awarded HEERF III funding during the Fall 21 semester totaling 1,652,000.00.

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