Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act

As of March 1, 2021, a total of 5,739 students were awarded CRRSA Act Grants ranging from $200 to $650 for a total of $3,019,000.

As of March 22, 2021, a total of 282 students were awarded $53,671 through the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, and all funds have been expended.

    • CRRSA Grants
    • the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund

CRRSA Act Grants

These grants will be awarded to eligible students the week of March 1, 2021.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be degree seeking and enrolled for spring 2021 semester as of February 19, 2021; and
  • Have completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA; and
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible Non-citizen (per Department of Education definition)

These guidelines exclude transient, non-degree seeking, dual-enrolled, and international students, as well as students receiving USG Tuition Assistance.

Eligibility parameters were established based upon several factors, including stipulations in the federal CRRSA Act, federal law, U.S. Department of Education guidelines and University System of Georgia guidance. Augusta University used criteria to develop a plan for assisting as many AU students as possible.


COVID-19 STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND

Students in need of assistance – especially those that did not receive the CRRSA Act Grant above – can apply by completing an application that will be available March 8, 2021 with a priority filing deadline of March 19, 2021. Check back to this page for link to application.

The application is now closed.

This fund will allow students to receive up to $500 and may be used for educational expenses (tuition, fees, housing, food, utilities, technology, books, supplies, medical expenses, and unexpected child-care expenses). To receive this funding, students must have completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Particular hardship as a direct result of the global pandemic must be explained on the application. Same eligibility requirements as listed above in the CRRSA Act Grant section.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awards will be made weekly. Disbursements will be processed each Friday until federal funds have been exhausted. Check your POUNCE account for awards.

 
 

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be degree seeking and enrolled for spring 2021 semester as of February 19, 2021; and
  • Have completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA; and
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible Non-citizen (per Department of Education definition)

These guidelines exclude transient, non-degree seeking, dual-enrolled, and international students, as well as students receiving USG Tuition Assistance.

Eligibility parameters were established based upon several factors, including stipulations in the federal CRRSA Act, federal law, U.S. Department of Education guidelines and University System of Georgia guidance. Augusta University used criteria to develop a plan for assisting as many AU students as possible.

The COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund application will be available beginning March 8, 2021 with a priority filing deadline of March 19, 2021. These funds are available until federal funds are exhausted.

Yes, students receiving the CRRSA Act Grant can complete a COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund application for an additional $500.

The maximum amount via the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund is $500 per student. These funds are available until federal funds are exhausted.

Augusta University is continuing to operate its standard Student Emergency Fund; so students who are ineligible for CRRSAA funds, or need additional support, are welcome to apply for this aid.

Contact gthurman@augusta.edu to see if you qualify. NOTE: This fund should be used as a last resort, so it can be reserved for students who are ineligible for federal funds from the CRRSA Act.

 

See here for archived information from Spring 2020 CARES Act awarding