CRRSAA Grants: Supporting Our Students
Continuing our support for students who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Seminole State College will distribute $4,075,030 in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) of 2021 funding to PELL and financial aid-eligible students enrolled in Spring Term 2021. If funding remains, grants may also be available in Summer 2021.
The emergency funding provides financial aid eligible students taking six or more credit hours with a grant of $250 or $500. CRRSAA grants can be used for education and expenses related to food, housing, health care (including mental health), childcare, transportation, and technology.
Our intent is to distribute CRRSAA funds as widely and equitably as possible, while prioritizing students with the greatest need. We recognize the financial challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and trust the CRRSAA grants will provide help to keep you moving forward personally and academically. Remember, we are here for you. GO State. GO Far.
To be eligible to receive a CRRSAA grant, students must:
- Have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.
- Demonstrate eligibility to receive federal aid (determined by FAFSA).
Per CRRSAA legislation, international and DACA not eligible for CRRSAA grants. Dual-enrollment students are also ineligible for CRRSSA grants.
Students who do not qualify for federal financial aid or CRRSAA grants can apply for assistance through The Foundation for Seminole State College. Students can also apply for emergency aid through Destination Graduation, a partnership between the College and the Heart of Florida United Way.
All PELL eligible students (with an EFC under 5711) taking six or more credit hours will receive a grant disbursement of $500.
All financial aid-eligible students (with an EFC between 5712 – 7500) taking six or more credit hours will receive a grant disbursement of $250.
If funding is available, all eligible students may receive a disbursement based on enrollment status. The amount of the disbursement will be determined based on the balance of funds left following the spring disbursement.
Students whose circumstances have changed can also speak with a student success specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if their FAFSA can be updated to reflect their current financial situation.
For information regarding the dollar amount and use of CRRSAA grant funds, view the CRRSAA Reporting webpage.