Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Financial Aid Grants to Students

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (Pub. L. 117-2). The ARP appropriated approximately $39.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and represents the third stream of funding appropriated for HEERF to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. Taken together, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub. L. 116–136), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (Pub. L. 116-260), and the ARP represent HEERF I, HEERF II, and HEERF III, respectively.

 

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How did Fall 2021 awarding of American Rescue Plan (ARP)/ CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to Students work?

CCC automatically awarded ARP/CRRSAA Financial Aid Grants to CCC students (except CCC High School Dual enrollment/CAVIAT students and non-credit students). No application was necessary. The minimum ARP/CRRSAA Grant awards was $300 and the maximum award was $1,100. Students with exceptional need (students with Pell Grant eligibility) will qualify for the greatest awards. Pell Grant students typically have an Expected Family Contributions (EFC) between 0 and 5846 on the 2021-2022 FAFSA. Students who receive a Pell Grant during Fall 2021 and are enrolled full-time will automatically be awarded CCC's maximum amount of ARP/CRRSAA Grant. Students with EFCs between 5847 and 10000 from the 2021-2022 FAFSA will be awarded a slightly lower amount than Pell Grant recipients. All other eligible students at CCC (including students who are not receiving Financial Aid and/or did not complete a FAFSA) received the smallest awards.

 

Who Needed to Apply for ARP/CRRSAA Grants?

Students did not need to apply for ARP/CRRSAA. There was no application. CCC automatically awarded the CRRSAA/ARP Grants for Fall 2021. CCC sent a voluntary one question survey to all eligible students asking if they would like to have the funds applied to their tuition charges at CCC. It was not mandatory to answer the survey and answering the survey did not impact eligibility for ARP Grants. It simply informed CCC how the student would like the money applied.

 

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

  • Pell Grant recipients at CCC during the Fall 2021 semester were awarded the most money. Full-time Pell students were 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 $1,100.
  • Students with EFCs between 5847 and 10000 (not Pell eligible) were awarded a slightly lower amount than Pell Grant recipients automatically. 
  • Students with EFCs of 10001 and higher and non-Financial Aid students were awarded a slightly lower amount than the other two groups listed above.
  • CCC did not award high school dual enrollment students, CAVIAT students and non-degree seeking (personal enrichment) students. 
  • Eligibility was determined as of September 7, 2021.

 

How much were the awards and when?

Awards ranged from $300 to $1100 and were disbursed by September 10, 2021.  CCC awarded $1,413,000  in ARP/CRRSAA grants to 2577 students, which were all eligible students during Fall 2021.  

 

How were students informed?

  • After September 9, 2021, students could log in to  myCCC using their Comet ID and Password. If they had trouble logging in they were told to 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 2021-2022 > Award Overview.
  • If you have been awarded you will see a “CRRSAA Grant” award listed.

 

What if students think they should have qualified for a ARP/CRRSAA Grant but didn't get one?

Students should read the above information and if they believe that they should have qualified should 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 the week of September 6-10, 2021 for the fall 2021 semester. 

 

 

 

 




 

On December 27, 2020, President Trump 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 CCC awarded in spring 2020 and summer 2020.

 

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

CCC automatically awarded 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 were 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 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 are not receiving Financial Aid) were 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 were informed of the application process via an email sent to their CCC student email on June 7th, 2021 and a bulletin was placed at the top of the Canvas on-line learning system. DACA students were deemed eligible based on new rules released by the Education Department.

 

Who Needed 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 automatically received the maximum grant award.

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

Students had to apply if:

• They were not receiving financial aid for Summer 2021

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

 

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

  • Pell Grant recipients at CCC during the Summer 2021 semester were awarded the most money automatically and did not need to apply using the application. Full-time Pell students were 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 $800.
  • 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 $700.
  • 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 $600.
  • CCC did not award high school students. 
  • Eligibility was determined as of June 23, 2021.

 

How much were the awards and when?

Awards ranged from $300 to $800 and were disbursed on June 24, 2021.  CCC awarded  $155,865 of HEERF2 funds during summer 2021, exhausting that funding. In addition we disbursed $44,835 from HEERF3 funds for a total of $200,700 during summer 2021. 417 students received funds for summer 2021 which were all eligible students.

 

How do students know if they were awarded?

  • Students were sent an award notification by the CCC Financial Aid office around June 24, 2021
  • After June 23, 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 students think they 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 23, 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.

 

 

 

 




 

On December 27, 2020, President Trump 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 CCC awarded in spring 2020 and summer 2020.

 

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

CCC 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. CCC awarded  $396,500 of HEERF2 funds during spring 2021. 849 students received funds out of all 849 eligible students.

 

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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