How to Access Your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Step 1: First, conduct research to decide when and how to use the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. 

Step 2: Log in to your myAmeriCorps account.


Step 3: Choose to create the education award payment request on the panel to the left.

  • After you have created your username and password, you will be directed to your AmeriCorps homepage. Click “Create Education Award Payment Request” under “My Education Award” on the left side of the page.

Step 4: Authorize how you would like to use your award.

  • Payment Type: Choose either Education Expenses or Loan Payment.
  • Amount Authorized: Select any amount up to and/or including the award balance.

For current Education Expenses, you must also select ‘Semester or Term’.

  • You have to indicate for which semester you want to use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You must be enrolled at the college/university for this semester because the institution will need to verify your enrollment.

Search for Institutions

  • Choose your university or loan holder name.

  • Type in the name of the institution or loan holder and click search.

  • The information should show up. Click on the name in red to verify this is the institution or loan holder you want to select.

  • The search results will automatically enter correspondence and payment addresses for the institution. This information must be present before certifying and submitting the request.

Certify and Submit

  • Check the boxes to authorize your information and click submit.

After you submit the information, you should receive an email from epayments@AmeriCorps.gov that lets you know that your request is pending. You will receive another email (about 1-2 weeks later) letting you know that your request was processed (and the education award went through). If you experience any problems with this system, you should contact the AmeriCorps National Service Trust at 1-800-942-2677. The office is open from 7AM – 8PM EST.

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