Financial Aid Information


The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed in to law on March 11, 2021.  The ARP provides for education stabilization through emergency funding to institutions of higher education through Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III). Institutions accepting ARP funding must commit to providing at least 50% of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students, which can be used for any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. Cowley’s minimum required allocation to students is $2,576,229.

Cowley is awarding the HEERF III grant through block awards to students. No application is necessary and award amounts are based on enrollment and financial status with Pell eligible students prioritized.  For additional information, please review the HEERF III FAQ page.

Cowley will be processing 2 rounds of HEERF III Funds.  You must meet the following requirements to qualify:

ROUND 1 – SUMMER 2021:

  • Enrolled in 1 or more credit hours for the Summer 2021 semester on July 6th
  • No application is required
  • Authorization opt-in form required to apply funds to account balance - due by July 12th
    • Please log into Tiger Connect and under the Student Tab click on the Student Finances & Payments section to find the HEERF III Opt-In Form

ROUND 2 – FALL 2021:

  • Enrolled in 1 or more credit hour for the Fall 2021 semester as of October 22, 2021
  • No application is required
  • Authorization form required to apply funds to student balance – due by Oct 22nd
    • Opt-In form is located in Tiger Connect under the Student Finances and Payments Section in the student tab

Through the American Rescue Plan, DACA and International Students are NOW eligible for HEERF III funds and will fall into one of the categories as outlined in the HEERF III FAQs and awarded accordingly.  If you wish to have your HEERF III Funds applied to your account balance, please log into your Tiger Connect account and fill out the Opt-In form.

For more information, see the HEERF III FAQ page.

Questions? Contact or 620-441-5304.