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By Roanoke College News

Important Information about the ARP Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Information (HEERF III) and Funding to Student Accounts

Dear Eligible Full-Time Students,  

We are pleased to announce some good news during these challenging times. As part of the ARP (HEERF III) legislation passed by Congress on March 11, 2021, Roanoke College has been allocated $2,323,622 and has signed an agreement to provide additional Emergency Financial Aid Grants to domestic and international students. These grants may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. In addition, the funds may be applied directly to the student’s account with the student’s affirmative consent. HEERF III mandates that institutions use a method for distribution of the grants that prioritizes students with the greatest need.

To that end, Roanoke College will distribute the $2,323,622 to 1,750 students who were enrolled full time with the College through the end of the Spring 2021 term. The awards will be made in the coming weeks and will vary between $1,010 and $1,600, depending on financial need.

Students will be notified of their grant award amount via email and will be directed to an online form that will allow them to select how they would like to apply/receive the aid. Distributions will be made electronically to students using the bank account information on file for Reimbursements & Refunds. Students may add or update banking information in Self Service under Banking and designate for Reimbursements & Refunds.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Additional questions for Roanoke College may be sent to


Tommy Blair, Director of Financial Aid

Adam Neal, Director of Finance and Budget