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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law. This new law supplements the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and permits the U.S. Department of Education to distribute additional funds to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).  A portion of the funds disbursed shall be used for making emergency assistance grants directly to students.  Priority for awarding emergency grants will be given to students with exceptional financial need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.  However, students who are not Pell recipients or are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses are also eligible to apply for an emergency assistance grants.  In most cases, the maximum amount of an emergency grant will not exceed the maximum amount of a Federal Pell Grant for 2020-21 ($6,345.00). A student is eligible for only one grant, and only one application will be considered per student.

A student may use an emergency grant to pay for any component of his/her cost of attendance, including an outstanding account balance and/or tuition and fees, as well as for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. In order to be eligible for an emergency assistance grant, a student must be currently registered and complete the COVID-19 Application for Emergency Financial Aid Grants in its entirety.

Federal and state financial aid is available to students who need assistance with paying for their college education. At Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), the Student Financial Services staff will assist you throughout the FAFSA application process and provide you with the most current information available on its financial aid programs. If you need assistance completing the Financial Aid Process please schedule an appointment with STCC's Student Financial Services FAFSA Experts. We have outlined the various types of financial aid programs at STCC which include grants/waivers, federal work-study programs, and loans. Please refer to the Financial Aid Programs section for detailed information.

The financial aid application is a separate process from the admission application. Please complete both, following each individual set of guidelines, requirements, and deadlines.

Things to know when applying for financial aid: