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CRRSAA Funds Are Available!

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How to get $500 in three easy steps

  • Be enrolled for at least 3 credit hours on March 24, 2021 for Spring 2021, June 14, 2021 for summer and August 30, 2021 for Fall 2021.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, a permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)

On December 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) was signed into federal law. Sauk Valley Community College received funding under this program for the express purpose of providing financial aid grants to students. Per Department of Education guidance, the funds must be prioritized for students with exceptional need. Students may use the grant for a component of their cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare incurred after December 27, 2020. If a student chooses, the grant may be used to satisfy his or her account’s outstanding balance or bookstore charges.

CRRSAA ALLOCATION

SVCC received its CRRSAA supplemental allocation on January 17, 2021.

The CRRSA supplemental allocations provided SVCC $2,045,042, of which $463,206 are required to be provided as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Student Eligibility

  • Be enrolled for at least 3 credit hours on March 24, 2021 for Spring 2021, June 14, 2021 for summer and August 30, 2021 for Fall 2021;
  • Be a U.S citizen or national, a permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen;
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • High school diploma or the equivalent

SVCC will use the FAFSA to determine award amounts. Grants will be provided to students based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students with a 0 EFC will receive $1,000, students with an EFC range of 1-5711 will receive $750 and students with an EFC of 5712 and above will receive $500. Approximately 820 students are eligible for a grant in the Spring 2021.

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis to ensure students meet eligibility requirements. Applications will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis until funding is exhausted. Students will be notified of the availability of the CRRSAA application through email and text alert. 


  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRRSAA FUNDS:

  • DO NOT report this as income when filing a FAFSA.
  • This is not considered financial aid when calculating financial aid and award eligibility.
  • The federal tax treatment of these funds is still uncertain. We will update this page once further information is available from the IRS.
  • All awards must adhere to federal statutory and regulatory requirements.