Fall ’22 CARES Act Information

As of August 23, 2022, UA Little Rock has disbursed all CARES Act funding.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is a federal law that was passed on March 11, 2021. The law, in part, provides financial relief to degree-seeking students that are impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). UA Little Rock plans to disburse COVID-19 relief funds this summer to help students meet the critical needs related to COVID-19 expenses. The funding is available to eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

Eligible undergraduates and graduates, including students enrolled at the Bowen School of Law and the Clinton School of Public Service, may apply to receive reimbursement of COVID-19 related expenses through the CARES Act Fall 2022 Aid Application. 

Students who receive funds through the CARES Act Fall 2022 Aid Application must meet eligibility requirements provided by the U.S. Department of Education, including:

Enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate.
Agree that the COVID-19 relief funds will be used for “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).”

Awards for approved applications will be disbursed periodically, usually weekly, depending on the number of applications received and the availability of funds.

Important: Please Verify Your BankMobile Account 

UA Little Rock intends to disburse the funds as quickly as possible to eligible students. To ensure there are no delays in processing, please verify you have signed up to receive refunds through BankMobile. If you are unsure of the process, or have not signed up, please review the instructions for BankMobile at ualr.edu/bursar.


Awards will be posted to your BankMobile account. If you have questions about BankMobile, please contact the Bursar’s Office at studentaccounts@ualr.edu.

Students with questions concerning the CARES Act Aid Application may submit questions to caresact@ualr.edu.