We will send a detailed email to you once your award has been released to you with instructions on how to pay your bill with it, but in case you're curious, you can find the steps below:
**If you already have a “My AmeriCorps” account, please feel free to skip to Step 2!
1. Create a “My AmeriCorps” account:
a. Go to http://my.americorps.gov.
b. Select the “Register to create a new Member/Alum account” link found below
the login prompt.
c. Enter your information and make sure to use a valid e-mail address. A
confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail account that you list.
d. When you receive this e-mail, open it and click on the link within to create a
e. After you’ve created the username and password, the website should
automatically sign you in.
2. Confirm that your award is ready for you to redeem:
a. On the left hand side, select the “My Education Award” link.
b. If your award is ready, you will see the award and amount listed in your
3. Create an education award payment request:
a. From the left toolbar, select “My Education Award” and then “Create Education
Award Payment Request” link.
b. Under payment type, select “Education Expenses.”
c. Enter the amount you wish to release.
d. Under semester or term, please indicate which term you intend to pay for.
e. Select the “Search for Institutions” link and enter “Relay” as the institution name.
Select “Relay Graduate School of Education.”
f. Complete any remaining confirmations and submit your request.
4. Confirm Relay has accepted your request:
a. Within 4-5 business days of submitting your payment request, your student
statement will be updated with a line item titled, “AmeriCorps receipt.”
b. If you notice an incorrect amount on your statement or if your statement has not
been updated after 1 week from releasing your award, please reach out to us at
212-228-1888 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.