How will students be notified if they receive an American Rescue Plan grant, and how do they access the funds?

Students who were offered a first-round spring 2022 American Rescue Plan grant were notified in February via their Penn State email account by the Office of Student Aid and had until March 14 to accept or decline the funding in LionPATH. Grants not claimed by that date were awarded to other students during the second-round application process.

Students who applied for an American Rescue Plan grant in the second round will be notified via their Penn State email address if they are awarded funding.

All spring 2022 ARP second-round awards will be refunded directly to the student. Students will be provided with information on how to enroll in eRefund to receive the funds via direct deposit, or to update their bank account information for eRefund. Students who do not enroll in eRefund will have a paper check sent to their permanent address on file.