Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)
South Plains College has received federal funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) in accordance with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). CRRSAA provides assistance for student expenses related to the continued disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students can request funds in these categories:
- Tuition & Fees (for the current term)
- Child Care
- Food Assistance
- Housing Assistance
- Medical Care (including mental health)
- Additional Course Materials (textbooks, access codes, etc.)
- Technology Assistance (computers, internet, etc.)
- Other Expenses (expenses that do not fit in above categories)
SPC will use a rubric to determine immediate needs. Each application will be assessed on the funding categories identified and the need levels.
How do I apply?
CRRSAA funds require an application. Only one application is allowed per semester per student. The application can be found here.
Am I eligible?
- You MAY be eligible for CRRSAA funding if you are enrolled in the Spring 2021 terms (16 week and 8 week).
- You are a US citizen or FAFSA eligible non-citizen.
- You are in good academic standing with South Plains College.
- International, dual credit, continuing education, workforce development, or ineligible
non-U.S. citizen students not eligible for CRRSAA funding.
CRRSAA Frequently Asked Questions:
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) is federal legislation that provides a variety of financial support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.
CRRSAA includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) that provides an additional $21.2 billion in emergency funding to higher education. Of those funds, more than $6 billion must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants (HEERF II-student share) for expenses related to the to the COVID-19 crisis.
South Plains College will receive funds that will be provided directly to students for their expenses related to the coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health and mental care, child-care, and payment of current term tuition and fees. The other part of the allocation may be used by the college to cover costs associated with significant changes in operations due to the coronavirus.
Read the Student Memo sent on February 9, 2021.
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