On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act was signed into law. This new legislation is a welcome extension of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The CRRSAA provides a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) financial aid grants for schools to distribute to their students which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Under this legislation, Adelphi University has been awarded $2,623,483 to distribute to eligible students.

According to this legislation, grants must be prioritized for students with exceptional need. Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Undocumented, DACA, and international students are not deemed eligible by current federal guidance.

Distribution Of Grants

The University utilized the following process to distribute the grants:

  1. An application process was made available from March 3 – 15, 2021 for students registered for the Spring 2021 semester who fall into groups (a) and (b) below as determined by the most recent FAFSA to have exceptional need. Students had the opportunity to request a one-time grant up to a maximum of $1,000:
    1. All Pell-eligible undergraduate students
    2. Graduate students who have a $0 Expected Family Contribution and who are registered for six or more credits
  2. Following the awarding of the above grants, an application process was made available on March 18, 2021 to other eligible University students registered in a degree program for the Spring 2021 semester. Students had the opportunity to request a one-time grant up to a maximum of $1,000. These grants were awarded on a first come, first served basis until funds were depleted.

Students were given the opportunity to elect to have the grants, or a portion of the grants, posted to their student accounts to satisfy all or a portion of their outstanding balance for the Spring 2021 semester.

For questions or further guidance, please contact executiveleadership@adelphi.edu.

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