Eligibility: All students (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral) who meet the HEERF II eligibility requirements may file an appeal. 

Funding Criteria: Appeal decisions will be based on need criteria which include HEERF II eligibility, FAFSA based need and eligibility, current cost of attendance balances, and personal situations. 

  • Eligibility to receive federal funds is determined by the receipt of a completed FAFSA. A completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA form must be on file or you will need to complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA form within 5 days of submitting this appeal at www.studentaid.gov. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the college.
  • Colleges are required to prioritize funding for students with exceptional need.
    • Therefore, we may delay decisions on appeals on accounts with low need.
    • Please understand that AIC needs to prioritize the limited funding according to the HEERF II regulations and we may not be able to approve all appeals.

Benefits of Applying HEERF II funds to your student Account:

  • Tax Benefits: Students who chose to have the funds applied directly to their student account may be able to use the payment to qualify for Education Benefits when the 2021 federal taxes are filed. The funds will be considered as payment for the 2021 1098-T tax forms and families may qualify to apply for the Lifetime Learning Credit or the American Opportunity Credit.  
  • Student Accounts Holds: If you choose to apply the HEERF II funds to your account:
    • Full-time (standard rate or professional rate) undergraduate students: Hold threshold will be increased from $2,500 to $5,000
    • Part-time undergraduate/non standard programs students: Hold threshold will be increased from $1,000 to $2,000
    • Graduate/Doctoral students: Hold threshold will be increased from $1,000 to $2.000

Form Submission: Form may only be submitted once.

HEERF II: Appeal Form: Student Account Balance
Student ID
Name
Email

Section: Policies and Conditions

By submitting an appeal form, I certify that I meet the following conditions:
  1. I am a student meeting the eligible criteria for the HEERF II grant funds;
  2. I completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA form or will complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA form within 5 days of submitting this appeal at www.studentaid.gov (this requirement may be waived at the discretion of the college);
  3. I incurred costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic related to my cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room board, etc.) or other costs such as  off-campus living expenses, healthcare, or childcare in an amount equal to or exceeding the amount requested;
  4. I understand that requests will be evaluated individually based on each financial situation.  The college will use my current account and FAFSA information to review my financial situation. Colleges are required to prioritize students with exceptional need;
  5. I understand that all communication regarding the HERRF II grant will be sent via my AIC email from Cares.Act@aic.edu. For more information about HEERF, click here ;  
  6. I APPROVE the HEERF II funds to be applied directly to my student account.

Section: Direct Payment to Student Account

Please choose if you are requesting a specific amount to applied to your student account or if you wish the college to apply the maximum amount possible to your account (not to exceed the current balance owed).
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Funding Level Requested: