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Seminole State College Continues to Distribute Emergency Student Aid Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP)

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Emergency funding for students continues for Spring Term 2022 

SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2021) – Seminole State College of Florida recognizes that the challenges of COVID-19 still exist and continues its efforts to offer financial support for students adversely affected by the pandemic. The College expects to distribute more than $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) emergency student aid funding to PELL- and non-PELL-eligible students enrolled in classes in Spring Term 2022.

The emergency funding provides PELL- and non-PELL-eligible students taking six or more credit hours in Spring Term 2022 with a grant of $2,000 or $1,750. ARP Grants can be used for education and expenses related to food, housing, health care (including mental health), childcare, transportation and technology. For more details about ARP grants, including eligibility requirements, please visit the College’s ARP website.

“Our intent is to distribute ARP funds as widely and equitably as possible, while prioritizing students with the greatest need. We recognize the financial challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and trust the ARP grants will provide help to keep students moving forward personally and academically,” said F. Joseph Mazur, vice president of business operations and CFO at Seminole State College.


About Seminole State College of FloridaSeminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success.

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