CRRSAA Student Funding

On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). This new law gives the U.S. Department of Education (Department) approximately $22.7 billion to distribute to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus through the HEERF.

Cochran School of Nursing received $43,336 as part of the federal Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing financial challenges because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

These funds will be designed to prioritize students with the greatest demonstrated financial need.  Recipients are required to have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file and must have received financial aid for the spring 2021 semester. Application for CRRSAA can be found the financial tab in the student portal.  The distribution of these funds will be in the form of a check unless a student requests the funds be applied directly to their student account.

U.S. Citizen and permanent residents currently enrolled.

Student must have a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file.

Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

If you have questions, please contact Maria Goncalves at