CRRSAA / HEERF II
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act
About CRRSAA / HEERF II:
On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law. This law provides grants to proprietary institutions to use to provide financial aid grants to students. Funds may be used for any component of a student’s Cost of Attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare. The institution is required to prioritize the disbursement of these funds to students with exceptional need such as Pell eligible students. This is a grant program and if you qualify, the grant awarded to you does not require repayment. Students may elect to allow the institution to apply these grants directly to the students institutional account; however, students do retain the right to a direct disbursement of the financial aid grant and the school cannot require that the grant be applied to the students’ account.
The institution is required to prioritize grants to students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in the awarding process. However, student who are not Pell recipients are still eligible. Eligibility is not conditioned on the students continued or future enrollment in the school.
Who is eligible?
How much will I receive?
We are committed to assisting all eligible students that may have been impacted by the coronavirus
pandemic to the greatest extent possible with the CRRSAA funds available. Students will be served on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those students with exceptional need. Please note the institution has been allocated a limited amount of funds through this program an once exhausted no further awards will be granted. The award amount is determined by FAFSA 20-21 Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
How may I use my HEERF II emergency aid?
HEERF II emergency aid may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.
Does this funding affect my other financial aid?
No. This is an emergency grant to help you manage unexpected expenses related to the coronavirus, and it will not have any impact on other financial aid you have or may be eligible to receive.
Do I need to repay the money?
No, you will not need to repay any money received through this fund. At this time, it is uncertain how CRRSAA funds will noted on the 2021 IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement).
How will I receive these funds?
Students will receive the funds by paper check from the institutions business office. If the student requests funding for institutional costs, the student does have the option to have the money directly credited to their institutional account. If the student chooses to not have the funds applied to their institutional account, it will not effect their amount awarded.
When will I receive these funds?
Disbursements will begin on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Are the emergency grants taxable?
Per the IRS, these funds are not taxable. At this time, it is uncertain how the funds will be reported on your 2021 IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement).
Other Important Information
The emergency relief aid provided by HEERF II dollars is not restricted by cost of attendance ceilings and is also not counted against a student’s current or future financial aid package.