CRRSAA HEERF II Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I will receive student funding through CRRSAA HEERF II?
A: To determine eligibility, EGCC is following both the recommendations and the awarding protocol established by the US Department of Education. If you are eligible, EGCC will communicate to you by sending a message to your student email address.
Eligible students for Round 1 of funding will meet the following criteria:
- Must reside in EGCC’s Ohio service district (Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning, or Trumbull counties).
- Must have completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA, submitted all supplemental documentation as required by ED, and be eligible to receive Title IV Federal Aid as demonstrated by a $0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
- Meet all enrollment requirements and attend at least one course during the Spring 2021 semester.
Q: Will all qualifying students receive a CRRSAA HEERF II grant?
No. CRRSAA HEERF II grant funding issued to EGCC is limited and will first be issued to those with the most significant need as determined by the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Funds will be distributed, until exhausted, during the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters. If funds remain, awards will be issued in Fall 2021.
Q: If I qualify, how much will I receive?
A: Qualifying students will receive a one-time grant of $750.
Q: When will I know if I will receive a grant?
A: Students receiving Round 1 CRRSAA HEERF II funding will be notified via email in early April 2021. Students receiving Round 2 CRRSAA HEERF II funding will be notified in late June or early July 2021.
Q: If I qualify, how will I receive my funding?
A: The authorization form available in your student portal will help us determine how to issue your funds. Should you choose not to complete the authorization form, your funding will be sent in the form of a check, via US Mail. Please ensure that your mailing address is up to date.
Q: Do I need to repay this CRRSAA HEERF II grant?
A: No. Aid that you receive through this fund does not need to be repaid. This fund does not impact nor replace any financial aid you may currently receive, and it is a one-time grant.
Q: What if I qualify for the grant and currently owe tuition or other expenses to EGCC?
A: You may choose to use the funding to pay your outstanding balance. You may also use the funding to help offset the costs of other expenses that you have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The choice is yours.
Q: If I receive a CRRSAA HEERF II grant, is it taxable?
A: No. Per the US Internal Revenue Service code, Grants issued under CRRSAA HEERF II are qualified disaster relief payments and will not be taxable.
Q: What if I have other questions about the CRRSAA HEERF II funding?
A: The U.S. Department of Education has published a CRRSAA HEERF II information page, available here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/crrsaa.html
You may also email questions to [email protected], or call our Financial Aid Help Desk at 833-465-2505 option #2.