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CRRSAA Act Disbursements - Spring 2021

 

 

Estrella Mountain Community College Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) disbursement information.

These funds are awarded by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund through the CRRSAA Act to support students through this challenging time.

Students who qualify for CRRSAA funds are enrolled in an EMCC Financial Aid eligible certificate, degree, transfer pathway, or workforce program as of April 6, 2021 and have a calculated Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than 5,712 on their 2020-2021 Student Aid Report.

Students must be enrolled in at least three credit hours at EMCC during the Spring 2021 semester as of April 6, 2021, take the majority of their courses at EMCC, and meet other eligibility criteria.

If you qualify, you will receive a CRRSAA grant posted to the refund method listed in your Student Center. Please monitor your Maricopa student email for updates.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education CRRSAA page.

EMCC Frequently Asked Questions


The CRRSAA Act Emergency Relief Fund provides emergency grant assistance to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus as stipulated by the  Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.

Students who qualify for CRRSAA funds are enrolled in an EMCC Financial Aid eligible certificate, degree, transfer pathway, or workforce programs as of April 6, 2021 and have a calculated Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than 5,712 on the 2020-2021 Student Aid Report.

The EFC used is the primary EFC from the 2020-2021 FAFSA application, this can be found on your 2020-2021 Student Aid Report. Students can visit the following Federal Student Aid Student Aid Report (SAR) website for assistance on how and where to find their SAR. EFC calculations are determined by the U.S. Department of Education through federal laws and regulations. It takes into account items you submitted on your FAFSA such as income reported, dependents supported, number in family, etc. For more information regarding EFC, please visit the Federal Student Aid Explaining EFC website.

Students must also be enrolled in at least three credit hours at EMCC during the Spring 2021 semester as of April 6, 2021, take the majority of their courses at EMCC, and meet other eligibility criteria.

Given the federal requirements to determine eligibility and Maricopa Community Colleges' review of the students eligible within those requirements, EMCC used the following criteria in determining the grant awards:

  1. Was enrolled and actively participating in at least three (3) credit hours at EMCC on April 6, 2021 for the Spring 2021 semester
  2. Take the majority of their courses at EMCC on April 6, 2021 for the Spring 2021 semester
  3. Received a primary EFC of less than 5,712 based on the 2020-2021 Student Aid Report
  4. Listed on the MCCCD list of qualified students

No application is required for EMCC students. Eligible students will automatically receive funds via their selected Maricopa Student Refund Process method.

You may not have met the eligibility requirements. If you are ineligible for a CRRSAA Act grant and your family was significantly affected by issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, MCCCD may be able to help you with emergency aid from other institutional resources. Please see the Financial Aid Process page for information on how to qualify for financial aid and/or apply for emergency relief and other funds available from the MCCCD Scholarship Foundation.  Additional funding may be available through scholarships and grants in connection with our Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  For information on which scholarships and grants are available, and how to apply, please see their Our Opportunities webpage.  Additional scholarship opportunities are listed on our EMCC Scholarships website.  There are also resources listed on the EMCC Support Services and Community Resources and the MCCCD Basic Needs and Community Resources websites that may be able to help as well.

If you would like to request a response to a specific CRRSAA Act question, you can use our Student Services Request Form.

You can also contact Financial Aid directly:

See our Financial Aid Process page for information on financial aid and/or apply for the emergency relief and other funds from the MCCCD Foundation. Additional funding may be available through scholarships and grants in connection with our Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  For information on which scholarships and grants are available, and how to apply, please see their Our Opportunities webpage.  Additional scholarship opportunities are listed on our EMCC Scholarships website.  There are also resources listed on the EMCC Support Services and Community Resources and the MCCCD Basic Needs and Community Resources websites that may be able to help as well.