CRRSAA Student Funding
Cameron University was awarded $1,749,140 as part of the federal Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to directly support students who have demonstrated financial need and may be facing financial challenges because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The award, from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, is designed to prioritize students with the greatest demonstrated financial need.
Cameron University will distribute the CRRSAA funds to federal aid applicants with the greatest identified need as described more fully below. Each recipient must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file and be enrolled and attending classes for the spring 2021 semester on the day the funds are released.
Each eligible student with a verified expected family contribution (EFC) of $5,711 or less will receive a $1,200 distribution, no application necessary. The CRRSAA grant funds will be disbursed via our partner BankMobile.
Cameron University distributed a total of $1,850,400 to 1,543 students by April 22, 2021. As of December 31, 2021, the updated distribution amount is $1,848,000 to 1,541 students.
In addition to the grant funding, the Cameron Aggie Response Fund (CARE) has been established to assist students with immediate needs due to extenuating financial circumstances.
CRRSAA Frequently Asked Questions
What is CRRSAA?
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) is federal legislation that provides a variety of financial support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CRRSAA includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) that provides more than $23 billion in emergency funding to higher education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. CRRSAA requires that an institution receiving funding provide the same amount in financial aid grants to students from the new CRRSAA funds that it was required to provide under its original CARES Act Student Aid Portion award.
Cameron University received $1,749,140 to provide directly to students for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, and health care (including mental health care).
How will I receive this money?
Emergency grants funded through CRRSAA will be processed via BankMobile. We strongly encourage you to ensure your disbursement preference is current by logging into your BankMobile account at www.refundselection.com.
Do I need to repay the money?
No, you will not need to repay any money received through this fund.
Does this funding affect my other financial aid?
No. This is an emergency grant to assist with costs of attendance and to manage unexpected expenses related to the coronavirus. It will not have any impact on other financial aid you may be eligible to receive.
Are the Emergency Grants taxable?
Emergency funds disbursed through CRRSAA are not considered taxable income.
What if my Spring 2021 classes have not yet started?
Emergency grants will be released after the last day to drop with a full refund.