Amarillo College Stimulus American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is based on student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligibility requirements for ARP Emergency Assistance aid are based upon criteria provided by the U.S. Department of Education. It is open to all currently enrolled students that haven't received funds from this program before. The ARP Emergency Assistance program is a one-time emergency aid grant for currently enrolled Amarillo College students.

Funding is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first approval basis.

If you would like more information about the ARP Emergency Assistance program, see FAQs below or email

Eligible Expenses

  • Access Technology Needed to Support Remote Learning
  • Buy Groceries
  • Pay Rent or Utility Bills
  • Pay Healthcare Expenses
  • Pay Childcare Expenses
  • Pay Tuition/Fees

Student Eligibility Requirements for ARP Emergency Assistance Program:

  • Must be currently enrolled for the Spring 2022 academic semester
  • Have exceptional financial need
  • Be impacted by COVID-19 or COVID-19 related expenses

 Your eligibility determination will be based on the above requirements. The award amount will depend on the number of applicants, availability of funds, demonstrated need, and cost of attendance requirements per AC Financial Aid Office.

Application for ARP Emergency Assistance Program:

Spring 2022

Due to limited funding, Amarillo College has now closed the ARP Stimulus application site. If you need assistance, please contact the Advocacy & Resource Center at to check your eligibility for additional resources or access information about additional Amarillo College resources below.

Please see below for additional student resources available at Amarillo College.

ARP Emergency Assistance Program FAQs:

Amarillo College received one-time federal emergency funding for students from the American Rescue Plan to assist eligible Amarillo College students deal with the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 crisis and assist with the costs of attending college by providing money directly to them.

  • Must be currently enrolled for the Fall 2021 academic semester
  • Have exceptional financial need
  • Be impacted by COVID-19 or COVID-19 related expenses

Funds can be used for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, tuition, fees, or child care so long as they are directly tied to a change in financial standing due to COVID-19.

If selected (or denied) for an emergency assistance grant, you will be notified via your Amarillo College email.

Awarding of grant funds will be made on a case-by-case basis. Several factors will be considered in awarding grants. The amount of a grant will be determined based on the number of applications received, availability of funds, and the specific needs presented in the application. Amarillo College cannot guarantee that all applicants will be selected for funding or that they will receive the full amount of their request.

Under ARP, Amarillo College cant use any of the student aid funds awarded from ARP towards outstanding balances. If awarded a grant, the full amount of the emergency grant will be disbursed directly to you.

No. This grant will not be used in calculating your current or future financial aid awards.

If awarded a grant, it will be processed as a refund to you based on your payment selection in Amarillo Colleges Financial Aid system. Grants will be processed as either:
a direct deposit to your existing bank account on file, or
 a check will be mailed to your current address on file (if bank account information is not on file)