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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA) Information

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CRRSAA quarterly update

1. Minnesota State College Southeast (MSCS) has signed and returned to the Department of Education the certification and agreement and assures the institution will use no less than fifty percent of the aid in the form of Emergency Grants to eligible students as required by the CRRSAA agreement. 

2. MSCS received CRRSAA funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students in the amount of $333,224. These funds were distributed to enrolled students through Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Ten percent, $33,322 were used for Student Emergency Funds. 

3. As of January 6, 2022 MSCS has distributed $333,224 in CRRSSA Emergency Grant payments that prioritized students with exceptional need, such as students who were Pell Grant eligible. 

4. MSCS in Spring 2021 estimated 449 students met eligibility requirements to be considered for CRRSAA emergency funding.

5. As of January 6, 2022, MSCS distributed CRRSSA funds and application-based emergency funds to 507 eligible students.  

6. The methods used for CRRSAA funding was determined based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Office of General Counsel. Direct grants were distributed to students with exceptional need according to their calculated Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by their completed 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligible students must have been enrolled and actively participating in at least one Spring Semester 2021 course that meets all of the following criteria:

  • On-campus, On-line or Hybrid format
  • Credit-earning (excludes audited and continuing education course)
  • Semester-based

The following students are not eligible for CRRSAA Act funding:

  • HS Students/PSEO/Concurrent Enrollment
  • Seniors receiving the special discount rate
  • DACA/DREAM Act Students, if known
  • Employees with an approved tuition waiver at any Minnesota State institution
  • Tuition covered by a third-party
  • Incarcerated students
  • International students

7. CRRSAA emergency grant payments and application-based emergency funds were prioritized to serve students with exceptional need as related to the Cost of Attendance at the College (tuition, food, housing, health care, and childcare). A student was eligible for up to one $1500 emergency fund per semester. Semesters which students could apply include Spring, Summer and Fall 2021. The application can be found here.

Return to Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Page


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