What can an American Rescue Plan grant be used for? Do students need to provide proof that they are suffering financial hardship related to the pandemic?

An American Rescue Plan student emergency grant may be used to cover any component of a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to COVID-19, including tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care, provided that the expense was incurred on or after March 13, 2020, the date of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration.