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 emergency declaration.

Acceptance of an American Rescue Plan grant in LionPATH (for first round grant recipients) or submission of a second-round application serves as affirmation that a student will use the funds in accordance with the American Rescue Plan for costs incurred due to the pandemic or for expenses related to their cost of attendance.