This page was updated on Monday, March 8, 2021 to answer questions about CRRSAA funds.
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA)
To receive aid from this source, students must be (1) citizens of the United States, or a permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen per the federal financial aid guidelines, and (2) currently enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester. CRRSAA funds can be used to assist full-time and part-time students, non-degree seeking, non-credit, dual enrollment and continuing education students.
If you an international student or do not otherwise qualify for assistance under CRRSAA, you may be eligible for assistance through the MCares Student Emergency Fund.
More information about the CRRSAA and eligibility can be found here.
Go to the MCares application. You'll be required to log in with your MyMC credentials to access the application.
Students receiving assistance from the CRRSAA funds will be offered two choices on how the funds will be distributed to them.
- Students can authorize Mississippi College to apply the funds to their student account to offset any institutional charges. Any excess funds remaining after applying to eligible charges will be distributed to the student.
- Students can choose to have the funds distributed directly to them.
If you choose to receive the funds directly, or if you have excess funds after application to your student account, the funds will be distributed through BankMobile using the refund preference indicated on your student account. If you have not chosen a preferred method, please visit our website link at mc.edu/aidrefunds for more information.
The university will use data acquired from the FAFSA, your application, and other sources to determine your eligibility for assistance. Not all students file FAFSA or are eligible to file FAFSA; however, information from the FAFSA will be used to determine award amounts if available.
Once you apply, the university will determine eligibility and notify you via email as quickly as possible.
The amount per student will vary based on the availability of funds and student response. For the CRRSAA funds, the federal legislation requires that we give priority to our neediest students; therefore, we will be award funds based on a FAFSA Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) grid as follows:
|FAFSA EFC Range||Award Amount|
|$0 (full Pell)||$750|
|$1 to $5711||$600|
|$5712 and above||$400|
|No FAFSA on File||$400|
The university has a deadline for when the CRRSAA funds must be distributed; therefore, we plan to begin taking applications immediately with a deadline of March 31, 2021, for priority consideration. If there are remaining funds after this round of applications, we will open the application process again at a later date.
Yes, as long as other eligibility requirements are met.
No. Students on an F1 Visa are not eligible for CRRSA funds; however, you are eligible for assistance from the MCares Student Emergency Fund.
These funds are not a loan; therefore, there is no requirement to repay.