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CRRSA Act Information

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, a Federal Law enacted by Congress, includes funds to assist qualified students in need during the pandemic.

Students enrolled at CCU for Spring 2021 who meet the qualifications below will receive an email in their CCU email inbox confirming eligibility for funds by March 5th. Should you have questions or need additional information about the award, please contact Chant411 at (843) 234-3411 or email chant411@coastal.edu.


Q: Who qualifies for the CRRSA Act Funds?

A: To be eligible for the CRRSA Act grant funding you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be currently enrolled at CCU for Spring 2021 as of the day of grant disbursement.  Financial Aid & Scholarships reserves the right to adjust funding for students who do not complete Spring 2021.
  • You must also meet all of the following requirements:
    • Filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid by February 8, 2021.  Students may complete either year application (20/21 or 21/22) for consideration; however, you are encouraged to submit both applications if you plan to attend CCU next year.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen.

Students who are not eligible for the CRRSA Act grant include: students without a FAFSA or with a rejected FAFSA; international, dual enrollment, transient, non-degree seeking, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. 

Q: How and when will I receive the disbursement?

A: Students who already have direct deposit established with the University will receive their emergency funds by direct deposit.  A check will be mailed to the address on record for students who have not set up direct deposit.  Eligible students should receive an email confirming their disbursement by Friday, March 5, 2021. 

Q: How do I know how much I will be awarded?

A: Once you receive an award indicating that you are eligible for the grant, you can check your WebAdvisor account to identify your disbursement amount on “Student Finance” under the Student Accounts section.  Individual disbursement amounts will vary by student dependent on levels of financial need, as defined by Title IV regulations.

Q: How can I use the funds disbursed to me?

A: According to the Federal Department of Education it can be used for expenses related to the cost of attendance such as tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. 

Q: Will my disbursement be reduced by any outstanding balances that I may still owe?

A: No.  If you meet the eligibility requirements, your disbursement amount will NOT be reduced by any outstanding balances that you may owe. 

Q: Will I be required to pay this money back?

A: No.  This is a grant and you will not be required to pay it back. 

Q: Do students have to report how the funds are used?

A: While the funds are for expenses related to the cost of attendance, such as tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care, there are no reporting requirements for students. 

Q: Is this grant taxable?

A: No.  These grants are nontaxable. 

Q: How do I set up direct deposit?

A: Sign up for direct deposit via your WebAdvisor.  Select “Direct Deposit-Enroll Now” on the student menu under the Student Accounts section.  Routing and Account numbers can be found on the bottom of your paper check; this is not your debit card number. 

Q: What if I’m not eligible for CRRSA funding but still have expenses?

A: Students not eligible for CRRSA funding may apply for funding from CCU’s Student Benevolence funds after March 5, 2021.  Awards are dependent on eligibility and available funds.  Applications can be accessed https://www.coastal.edu/deanofstudents/studentbenevolencefunds/.   

Q: Who do I call if I have Questions?

A: For questions regarding this grant, please contact Chant411 at (843) 234-3411 or email chant411@coastal.edu.