ARP Emergency Relief Grants

On May 20, 2021, Franklin College received supplemental funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 signed into law in March 2021.

Franklin College assures that no less than $1,375,404 of these funds will be used to provide Emergency Relief Grants to eligible students who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic resulting in the need for assistance to cover Cost of Attendance (COA) related expenses such as tuition/fees, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), and/or child care. The college has identified roughly 900 students who may qualify for assistance. Per the ARP Act statute, distributions will be prioritized by demonstrated financial need.

The HEERF Emergency Relief Grant Application is now available.  Students will need to select from two different distribution options:  direct payment (check) or  student account payment (distribution applied to the student account with the office of business).  Please allow 2-3 business days for the application to be reviewed and processed. Distributions will be processed on a weekly basis and may take 7-10 business days to complete.

Please direct all questions to the office of financial aid at

Current Statistics

Calendar MonthTotal Number of
Emergency Relief
Grant Recipients

Total Amount of
Emergency Relief
Grant Funding
As of May 31, 20211$400
As of June 30, 2021247$368,300
As of July 31, 2021250$381,300
As of August 31, 2021250$381,300
As of September 30, 2021250$381,300
As of October 31, 2021774$861,800
As of November 30, 2021855$870,350
As of December 31, 2021886$907,312
As of January 31, 2022886$907,312
As of February 28, 2022923$1,175,062
As of March 29, 2022994$1,375,404

Method Used to Determine Amount Allocated

Eligible Recipients
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)Amount Allocated
0-5846 (i.e. Pell Grant eligible)$1,000
Greater than 20,000$250-$300

ARP Institutional Portion, Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting