Note: Funding is no longer available.

What is the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) student emergency fund program?

Under the federal Higher Education Emergency Fund II Appropriations Act, the CRRSAA emergency relief grant program provides colleges and universities with emergency financial aid funds to award to students who have experienced a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Expenses Considered for Emergency Grant Funds

CRRSAA grant funding includes the following COVID-19 related student emergency costs:

  • Tuition/Technology/Supply Costs
  • Housing
  • Personal Expenses
  • Child Care
  • Medical
  • Food
  • Transportation

In order to be eligible for CRRSAA student emergency funds, students must complete the PHSC CRRSAA request form, be enrolled in the current semester, have a valid 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, and have experienced a COVID-19 related financial hardship. 

PHSC CRRSAA emergency funds will be awarded to eligible students on a first come-first serve basis with a one-time grant payment.

Single grant payments will be awarded in the amount of either $2500.00 or $1,500.00 as determined by the student’s FAFSA expected family contribution (EFC).