Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Financial Aid Grants to Students

On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (P.L. 116-260). Coconino Community College will be awarding up to $552,365 in CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to students during spring 2021 and summer 2021. This is in addition to the $552,365 CCC CARES funds we awarded in spring 2020 and summer 2020.

 

This website was originally created on March 6, 2021 and has been updated on March 10, 2021 (content). Updated April 6, 2021 (content). Updated April 7, 2021 (content). Updated May 19, 2021 (content). Updated June 7, 2021 (content).

 

How will Summer 2021 awarding of CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to Students work?

CCC will automatically award CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to students with exceptional need. To qualify as a student with exceptional need, a student must have Pell Grant eligibility at CCC during the Summer 2021 semester and Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) between 0 to 5711 from the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Students who received a Pell Grant during Summer 2021 or were otherwise eligible to receive a Pell Grant are not required to apply for the funding using an application and will automatically be awarded CCC's maximum amount of CRRSAA. Students with EFCs between 5712 and 10000 from the 2020-2021 FAFSA will be awarded a slightly lower amount than Pell Grant recipients and are not required to apply for the funding using an application.

 

All other students at CCC (including students who are not receiving Financial Aid) are required to apply for CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants using the application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMP7ZV3  by midnight, Thursday, June 17th, 2021 in order to qualify. Potentially eligible students will be informed of the application process via an email sent to their CCC student email on June 7th, 2021 and a bulletin will be placed at the top of the Canvas on-line learning system. DACA students must complete the application and those who do will receive awards at the same rate as Pell Grant recipients based on new rules released by the Education Department.

 

Who Needs to Apply for CRRSAA Grants?

Students don’t need to apply if:

• They are receiving a Pell Grant at CCC during the Summer 2021 semester and/or have an Expected Family Contributions (EFC) between 0 to 5711 from the 2020-2021 FAFSA. These students will automatically receive the maximum grant award.

• They have an Expected Family Contribution between 5712 and 10000 from the 2020-2021 FAFSA.  These students will be awarded a slightly lower amount than Pell Grant recipients automatically.

Students must apply if:

• They are not receiving financial aid for Summer 2021

• Have an EFC of 10001 or greater based on the 2020-2021 FAFSA.

 

How much are the awards and when?

We expect awards to range from $100 to $1000 depending on the number of eligible students. Students will receive the awards before July 1, 2021. CCC expects to award up to $155,865 during summer 2021 depending on the number of qualified students.

 

How will I know if I was awarded?

  • Students will be sent an award offer email by the CCC Financial Aid office around June 21, 2021
  • After June 21, 2021, log in to  myCCC using your Comet ID and Password. If you have trouble logging in call the CCC help desk at 928-226-4357.
  • Use the Quick Launch and navigate to: Financial Aid.
  • In the top tab menu choose Award > Award for Aid Year > Financial Aid Year 2020-2021 > Award Overview.
  • If you have been awarded you will see a “CRRSAA Grant” award listed.

 

What if I think I should have qualified for a CRRSAA Grant but didn't get one?

Please read the above information and if you believe that you should have qualified, please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can investigate your eligibility status as of June 21, 2021 for summer 2021. Students who did not automatically qualify for the grants and failed to submit an application by the deadline do not qualify.

 


 

How will Spring 2021 awarding of CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to Students work?

CCC will automatically awarded CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to students with exceptional need (defined as students who have Pell Grant eligibility at CCC during the Spring 2021 semester with Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) between 0 to 5711 from the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Students who received a Pell Grant during Spring 2021 were not required to apply for the funding using an application and were automatically be awarded CCC's maximum amount of CRRSAA. Also students with EFCs between 5712 and 10000 from the 2020-2021 FAFSA were awarded a slightly lower amount than Pell Grant recipients and were not required to apply for the funding using an application.

 

All other students at CCC (including students who were not receiving Financial Aid) were required to apply for CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants using the application at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XFB2C6B  by midnight, Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 in order to qualify. The deadline was extended to Friday March 26th as a courtesy. Potentially eligible students were informed of the application process via an email sent to their CCC student email on March 10, 2021, a reminder email sent on March 22, 2021 and a bulletin placed at the top of the Canvas on-line learning system.

 

What was CCC’s award criteria for Spring 2021 CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to Students?

  • Pell Grant recipients at CCC during the Spring 2021 semester will be awarded the most money automatically and do not need to apply using the application. Full-time Pell students will be awarded proportionally more money than those enrolled 3/4 time, 1/2 time or less than half-time. The award for full-time Pell recipients was $700.
  • Students with EFCs between 5712 and 10000 (not Pell eligible) were awarded a slightly lower amount than Pell Grant recipients automatically. The award for full-time students with EFCs between 5712 and 10000 was $500.
  • Students with EFCs of 10001 and higher and non-Financial Aid students were required to complete the application at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XFB2C6B in order to determine qualification and were awarded slightly lower amounts than the first two groups of students. The award for full-time students in this category was $400.
  • CCC did not award high school students. Also, some categories of students were not awarded due to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996. This law prohibits certain noncitizens from receiving federal benefits and makes DACA, undocumented, and international students ineligible for CRRSAA funds, similar to other forms of Federal Student Aid. 
  • Eligibility was determined as of April 6, 2021.

 

How much were the awards and when?

Awards ranged from $100 to $700 and were disbursed on April 8 & 9, 2021.

 

How do I know if I was awarded?

  • Log in to myCCC using your Comet ID and Password. If you have trouble logging in call the CCC help desk at 928-226-4357.
  • Use the Quick Launch and navigate to: Financial Aid.
  • In the top tab menu choose Award > Award for Aid Year > Financial Aid Year 2020-2021 > Award Overview.
  • If you have been awarded you will see a “CRRSAA Grant” award listed.

 

What if I think I should have qualified for a CRRSAA Grant but didn't get one?

Please read the above information and if you believe that you should have qualified, please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can investigate your eligibility status as of April 6, 2021 for spring 2021. Students who did not automatically qualify for the grants and failed to submit an application by the deadline do not qualify.

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