Financial Aid Information

HEERF II – CRRSAA

All HEERF II Funds have been awarded and this grant is now closed.

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The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), was signed in to law on December 27, 2020. CRRSSA provides for education stabilization through emergency funding to institutions of higher education through a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II). Institutions accepting CRRSAA funding must commit to providing a portion of the funds in the form of financial aid grants to students, which can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance (COA) or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as but not limited to tuition, food, housing, and health care, mental health care, or child care.

To eliminate barriers and provide needed assistance to students, Cowley College is awarding HEERF II grant through block awards to students. No application is necessary for FAFSA filers. Award amounts are based on enrollment and financial status with Pell eligible students prioritized.

You must meet the following requirements to qualify:

FAFSA Filers:

  • Enrolled in 6 or more credit hours for the Spring 2021 semester on April 5th
  • Must have a valid 2020/2021 FAFSA on file by 4/5/2021 to validate US citizenship
  • No application is required
  • Authorization form required to apply funds to student balance. Form is located on the Financial Aid portal

Non FAFSA Filers:

As of this moment, DACA and International Students are not eligible for HEERF II funds under 8 USC 1611(a) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996 Welfare Reform Law).

Questions? Contact financialaid@cowley.edu or 620-441-5304