Applications for the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) student grants open today, March 1. The link has been sent to all enrolled students and the applications close on March 31. However, DACA and undocumented students are not eligible for the grants according to Interim Vice President for Financial Affairs Eric Barger.
“If the federal government’s rules on eligibility change before the University’s funds have been distributed, we will appropriately notify the community,” Barger said in a campus-wide email.
Those with higher financial need will receive a double grant award totaling $532.28, according to Barger. A standard grant will be $266.14. The Office of Financial Aid will look at students’ FAFSA and expected family contribution calculation to determine which students will be receiving a double grant, Barger said in the email.
The applications may take up to three weeks to be processed and funds will be dispersed on a rolling basis. Payments will be sent electronically if students are enrolled in direct deposit, otherwise a check will be sent to their preferred address, the email said.
These funds are courtesy of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which passed last December. UP received over $3.8 million in stimulus funding, and $1,336,002 of that money will go directly to students through these grants.
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