College students who receive Pell Grants are now eligible for a $30 monthly discount on high-speed internet through a new program from the U.S. government.
The White House recently announced that the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which was authorized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides households a $30 monthly discount on internet services, as well as a one-time $100 discount towards a computer.
Visit GetInternet.gov to learn more and sign up.
Once at that page, you’ll see a drop-down menu and the question “How would you like to qualify?” You can choose “Qualify through a government assistance program,” then “Federal Pell Grant” in the next window.
New Paltz students who don’t receive Pell Grants may be eligible through other means. The internet service discount is also available to households that are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and to those who participate in other common government programs such as SNAP, Medicaid and the Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit.
More than 1,300 internet providers accept the ACP benefit.
If you are one of the nearly 70,000 SUNY students who receive Pell Grants, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!
Again, learn more and sign up at GetInternet.gov.