How do I request my AmeriCorps Award?
If you have an AmeriCorps Award and are seeking payment for current expenses, you can request your award online from National Service Trust. Login directly to the My AmeriCorps Portal - http://my.americorps.gov to request your award: First time users will be prompted to register via the portal homepage.
What can my AmeriCorps Award cover?
AmeriCorps Awards cover the following:
- Educational expenses
- Perkins Loan repayment
- Perkins Loan forbearance
How does my AmeriCorps Award disburse?
AmeriCorps Awards are received by Financial Aid in two payments: one at the beginning of the term, the other near the mid-point. This means that your award will be provided to you in two equal disbursements. AmeriCorps Awards will be considered as part of your Financial Aid package for the given academic year, unless you are a student in a program which is not Financial Aid eligible.
Can AmeriCorps Awards be used to pay for CEL courses?
Students enrolled in units through the College of Extended Learning (CEL) or Open University do not receive their AmeriCorps award through the Office of Student Financial Aid. Instead, students must submit a paper voucher directly to the College of Extended Learning. Please see these instructions. For questions about using Americorps and CEL, call (415) 405-7700.
About AmeriCorps Awards
AmeriCorps Awards are available to students who are members of AmeriCorps service programs. These students take part in community service related activities developed by AmeriCorps. If you are a recipient, we want to thank you for making a difference in your community! If you are not, visit the Corporation for National and Community Service website to find out how to be involved: www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps