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HEERF III FAQ - ARP

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed in to law on March 11, 2021.  The ARP provides for education stabilization through emergency funding to institutions of higher education through Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III). Institutions accepting ARP funding must commit to providing at least 50% of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students, which can be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

Butler has not received information regarding the amount of HEERF III award the institution will receive.
This webpage will be updated as information becomes available. 

For additional information regarding HEERF III please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). You may also contact the Financial Aid Office by emailing finaid@butlercc.edu.

To view Butler's required reporting and disclosure information, please visit www.butlercc.edu/arp-reporting.

 

Which students are eligible for HEERF III awards?

Like HEERF II awards, institutions are allowed broader eligibility criteria as opposed to the criteria identified by the U.S. Department of Education for CARES HEERF I funding. International, DACA, and Undocumented students are not eligible. Institutions must prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell grants.

 

How is Butler distributing HEERF III awards?

This is undetermined at this time. This webpage will be updated as information becomes available. Please check back at a later date for additional information.

 

How do students apply for HEERF III awards?

This is undetermined at this time. This webpage will be updated as information becomes available. Please check back at a later date for additional information.

 

What expenses qualify for HEERF III awards?

HEERF III funds can be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Examples of permissible costs include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Health care (including mental health care)
  • Child care

 

Will HEERF III awards be applied to a student's Butler account charges?

Students may use HEERF III funds to reduce or possibly pay in full their account balance by completing an authorization. Students may provide authorization in the following ways:

  1. Log in to the 'Student Account Center' through Pipeline and accept the HEERF disbursement authorization
  2. Check your email for an attached authorization form and return to the Accounts Receivable Office
  3. Sign the authorization form in the Financial Aid or Accounts Receivable Office

Students whose award is in excess of their student account charges will receive a credit balance refund for the difference.

Students not providing authorization will not have the grant applied to their Butler account charges. This may mean the student still has a balance due.

 

Will HEERF III awards be issued by direct deposit?

Yes. Students who do not authorize the award to reduce their student account balance, or whose award is in excess of their student account balance, will receive a credit balance refund. These refunds will be issued through direct deposit. Students may sign-up for direct deposit by selecting the 'My Account' button from their Pipeline page and following the instructions. This is the quickest way for a student to receive their funds.

Students not signed up for direct deposit will have a check mailed via USPS to their address of record.

 

Will students be able to apply for additional HEERF III awards in the future?

HEERF III funds are meant to provide short-term assistance to students. Available funds were exhausted through block awarding and disbursement.

 

Is there any other financial assistance available to students?

The Butler Financial Aid Office is committed to eliminating financial barriers and helping students identify ways to make their education affordable. If you would like information regarding financial aid opportunities, or the financial aid process at Butler, please visit our website at www.butlercc.edu/financial-aid or email finaid@butlercc.edu.

Students who have experienced a change in household income may qualify for an adjustment to their FAFSA, to better reflect their current income situation and ability to pay. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.