ARPA Funds Report

Umpqua Community College (UCC) signed and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement required to access the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds under Cares Act on April 13, 2020 and received CRRSAA HEERF II grant award automatically.

The total amount of funds that UCC has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is: $2,356,764

For the Fall term, the estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under CRRSAA was 2,239. Some students were automatically eligible and other were sent an application with the option to apply.
Additional funds have been reserved for Winter and Spring term students.

First distribution of ARP funds

Student Breakdown

Pell eligible based on completing the FAFSA EFC 0 – 5846 Amount Students
  Full-Time $800 427
  Part-Time $400 302
Not Pell eligible based on completing the FAFSA EFC 5847 and up    
  Full-Time $600 208
  Part-Time $300 147
All other UG students who did not completed the FAFSA    
  Not based on enrollment status $300  430
ABS – GED and ESL students      
  Not based on enrollment status $300 89
Community Education Certificate based programs Phlebotomy, Truck Driving, Police Reserve Academy and Medical Assistant    
  Not based on enrollment status $300 35
Expanded Option, Retail Management    
  Application to apply based on COVID based need $300 23
  Note: 542 email applications sent out    

Total distribution was $801,400 to 1,661 students


ARP – Communications

Original Email for American Rescue Plan

You have been identified as one of 1,510 eligible students to receive the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. These funds are to support students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being distributed in two groups based on Pell Grant eligibility using a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by their completed 21/22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional funds are also being made available to students registered in undergraduate level courses who have not complete the FAFSA, GED students and ESL students. Funds will be disbursed based on enrollment status; 12 credits and up is full time and 1-11 credits is part time. It has been determined that based on your EFC and enrollment status, you are eligible to receive $XXX.00.

The College will be distributing these funds directly to you Friday, October 22nd using the distribution method you have selected for refunds (check or direct deposit). These funds can be used at your discretion for any necessity expenses you may have, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.

If you have an outstanding UCC balance and would like the funds applied directly toward it, please complete the Authorization Form. Funds will only be applied to any outstanding balance with the competition of this form. Submit completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 15, 2021 using your UCC student email.

These funds were made available by the US Government and are being distributed in accordance with their restrictions and guidelines.

We understand that this pandemic has created a number of unique needs for our students. If you are experiencing hardships at this time – monetary or otherwise – please do not hesitate to reach out to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will do all that we can to support you with the resources you need to continue your academic journey and ultimately reach your goals.

Stay safe and continue your journey.

Michelle Bergmann
Director of Financial Aid

Application Email for American Rescue Plan

Umpqua Community College has American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds available and you have been specifically identified as eligible based on your program of study. This application is for students who are experiencing a financial need and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds can be used at your discretion for any expenses you may have, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses. If you are experiencing a financial need, we encourage you to complete this application for assistance. A maximum of $300.00 will be distributed to eligible students on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you have an outstanding UCC balance and would like the funds applied directly toward it, please complete the Authorization Form. Funds will only be applied to any outstanding balance with the completion of this form. Submit completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using your UCC student email.

These funds were made available by the US Government and are being distributed in accordance with their restrictions and guidelines.

We understand that this pandemic has created a number of unique needs for our students. If you are experiencing hardships at this time – monetary or otherwise – please do not hesitate to reach out to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will do all that we can to support you with the resources you need to continue your academic journey and ultimately reach your goals.

Stay safe and continue your journey.

Michelle Bergmann
Director of Financial Aid

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