April 8, 2021

The Federal Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II provides emergency funding to colleges to assist students in need during the coronavirus pandemic. 

These funds are provided to help qualified students cover expenses related to food, housing, course materials, tuition, technology, health care, and child care. These funds are not part of a student’s Crowder financial aid award, but students who receive funds may spend these funds on tuition and fees. You may choose to have these funds directly applied toward your Spring 2021 Crowder student account.

Crowder College, following all guidance from the federal Department of Education, is distributing funds to qualifying students. To qualify, a student must currently be eligible for federal Title IV financial aid and must meet enrollment requirements for the Spring 2021 semester.  You may also review the Crowder College CRRSAA Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Crowder College received a total of $1,319,348 in CRRSAA funds to distribute to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.)

Crowder College began distributing the funds to students beginning March 16, 2021 with an additional distributions on April 5, 2021.  As of April 8, 2021, $1,362,585 have been distributed to 2,358 students.

The criteria used was based on a report pulled on 3/4/21. This report included all students that were enrolled in at least 1 credit hour during the spring 2021 semester (excluding dual-credit/dual-enrolled, international, DACA, and truck driving). This report yielded a total of 2,358 students as mentioned above. The report was then broken into those that showed exceptional need vs. those without exceptional need based on the CRRSAA guidelines. Exceptional need was defined as being a Pell eligible student. These students had an EFC of 5,711 or less. Once sorted the exceptional need students totaled 1,307 students. The non-exceptional need student count was 1,051. We awarded the exceptional need based students $745 each. The non-exceptional need students received $370.