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Coronavirus Relief Funds - CRRSAA

Coronavirus Relief Funds - CRRSAA

Jefferson College will receive $1,305,078 to provide additional emergency financial aid grants to students through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unlike Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants, which were limited to students with expenses connected to the disruption of campus operations or a move to online learning, CRRSAA funds are available to support students struggling to cover any component of their educational costs or for emergency expenses that have arisen due to the coronavirus while attending Jefferson College.

Student Eligibility for a CRRSAA Emergency Financial Aid Grant

Degree and certificate-seeking students, as well as non-degree seeking, non-credit, dual enrollment, and continuing education students participating in spring 2021 courses, may apply for a CRRSAA emergency financial aid grant.  International students are not eligible.  CRRSAA funds are limited to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.  Although recipients need not be Title IV eligible, post-secondary students with exceptional need documented through completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may receive priority awarding.  Contact Jefferson College's Office of Student Financial Services at 636-481-3212 or for FAFSA assistance.

In March 2021, Title IV eligible financial aid applicants with documented unmet costs of attending college or a Pell-eligible income level were targeted to apply for a CRRSAA emergency financial aid grant.  Following this targeted invitation to students with exceptional need, a campus announcement and Blackboard message was made inviting other degree and certificate-seeking, as well as non-Title IV eligible, non-degree seeking, non-credit, dual enrollment, and continuing education students struggling to pay for Jefferson College services during spring 2021 due to the pandemic to apply.

Process for Requesting a CRRSAA Emergency Financial Aid Grant

Requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.  Submission of an application is not a guarantee that a grant will be awarded.  Students who have withdrawn from the institution are not eligible.  For consideration, please complete the application below identifying your hardship.  You must do so via your account.

Coronavirus Relief Grant Application

CRRSAA Emergency Financial Aid Grant Award Amounts

If approved, your grant amount will be based on your spring 2021 enrollment level at the time of payment.  For non-degree students, a comparable level of enrollment will be determined.  Also, students with a 2020-2021 FAFSA reflecting a Pell-eligible income level and those graduating from an essential worker degree or certificate program in spring or summer 2021 will receive a $100 bonus amount to support their completion.

  • $100 for less than half-time (5 or less credit hours)
  • $250 for half-time (6-8 credit hours)
  • $500 for 3/4 time (9-11 credit hours)
  • $750 for full-time (12 or more credit hours)

For more information about the institution's Student Portion of CRRSAA, contact Jefferson College's Office of Student Financial Services at 636-481-3212 or

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