Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act
Concord University has received additional emergency grants from the U.S. Department of Education via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). These funds were received in three supplemental grants.
The first grant of $138,670 was received on March 4, 2021. The second grant of $1,028,507 was received on March 15, 2021, which was intended to help students with 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. The full amount of the second grant will be distributed to eligible students who have experienced a COVID-19 related expense. Priority consideration will be given to students with the highest financial need.
To be eligible for the CRRSAA Grant, a student must have been enrolled as of March 13, 2020. To determine awards based on financial need, students must have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year by February 12, 2021. Students who did not complete a FAFSA will be awarded the lowest award amount. Non-degree seeking, non-credit, dual enrollment, distance education, and continuing education students are eligible. International students, DACA students, or undocumented students are not eligible.
No application will be required. Students who meet the eligibility requirements provided by the U.S. Department of Education will be awarded one-time emergency grants that range from $200 to $1000 depending on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the 2020-2021 FAFSA and the student’s enrollment status. An estimated 1,561 students will be eligible for the grant.
Emergency grants will be distributed to students electronically on April 1, 2021 via BankMobile. In anticipation of an award, please visit www.cumountainlioncard.com and verify your preferred refund method selection. Failure to make a selection could delay the receipt of any award by up to 14 days from the date of disbursement.
The third supplemental grant of $2,270,608 was received on March 15, 2021, which was intended to be used to defray institutional expenses associated with coronavirus including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to Distance Education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll.
This information is based on the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and is subject to change if new guidance becomes available.
Concord University is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the number of students awarded until the funds are depleted.
Number of CRRSAA Grants awarded per reporting date
|Total number of students awarded||Total amount awarded||Reporting Date|
|0||$0||March 31, 2021|
|1,561||$1,029,050||June 30, 2021|
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the CRRSAA Grant application, if you have experienced a significant reduction in household income due to a job loss/furlough, you may request a Professional Judgment from the Financial Aid Office. The Professional Judgment form can be found on the Financial Aid forms and resources page. You must submit the completed form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office. If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is already $0, a Professional Judgment will not benefit you.