Update – 28 July 2021
A message from Sharon Maxwell, Vice President for Finance:
As you may have read, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, which was signed into law on 11 March 2021. This bill is to provide additional assistance to those impacted adversely by the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. This bill includes dollars to help college and university students whose learning continues to experience disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The role of Aurora University is to distribute emergency cash grants to students according to the terms set forth by the federal Department of Education.
Aurora University is pleased to announce that it received sufficient funding to provide all students enrolled during the 2021 Summer and/or 2021 Fall academic terms with an emergency aid award.
These grant dollars are awarded to you for the purpose of providing emergency aid, which may be used to pay for your tuition or any other component of your cost of attendance, such as housing, dining, or textbooks. You may also use these dollars for emergency costs that arose due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, healthcare (including mental healthcare), or child care.
- You do not need to complete an application or have a current FAFSA on file to receive an emergency aid award.
- You do not need to account for how you spend these dollars.
- You do not need to repay these dollars.
The funds will be awarded as follows:
- Students enrolled during the 2021 Summer and/or Fall semesters for 12 or more undergraduate credit hours will receive $1,000.
- Students enrolled during the 2021 Summer and/or Fall semesters for fewer than 12 undergraduate credit hours will receive $500.
- Students enrolled during the 2021 Summer and/or Fall semesters for 9 or more graduate credit hours will receive $1,000.
- Students enrolled during the 2021 Summer and/or Fall semesters for fewer than 9 graduate credit hours will receive $500.
Distributions will be paid on Friday, 6 August 2021 by check unless you sign up for electronic deposit refunds through the Online Student Account eBill Portal by Monday, 2 August 2021. Direct deposit is the best way to ensure your award reaches you as quickly as possible. Please review your address of record by 2 August to ensure your information is current. If you have any questions concerning your award delivery method, please contact Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-844-5470.
There will be a second distribution the first week of October for those students who may qualify later for a higher award amount, such as increasing from part-time to full-time enrollment. Please continue to monitor your student email or the university website for additional information.