Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) – Asbury University
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Asbury University has received funding as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). As required by law, a portion of these funds have been designated to be federal emergency grants to students with financial needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who qualify for a distribution from this grant will be contacted via their Asbury email, and asked to complete the CRRSAA Grant Authorization Form in the Financial Registration selection in the Asbury Portal no later than March 12.

These financial aid grants for students are intended for any component of the student’s cost of college attendance — or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus pandemic — such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Frequently Asked Questions

▾ How will I receive my grant funds?

If you have been identified as a recipient of these relief funds, you may log in to the Asbury Portal and select Financial Registration Spring 2021 to complete the CRRSAA Grant Authorization Form by March 12.

Emergency grants may be used to reduce an outstanding student account balance, or may be paid directly to you. If you consent to apply the emergency grant as a payment on your student account, any overpayment will be issued to you as a stipend.

Asbury University has partnered with BankMobile to deliver stipends, refunds and payroll to students. Verify your direct deposit preference by selecting the Refund and Student Payroll Options on your Asbury Portal. Payment will be delayed for students who have not selected a method for direct deposit.

▾ How will I know if I qualify for a distribution?

Students who qualify for grant funds will be contacted via their Asbury email. Notification will be sent from AsburyCares@asbury.edu.

▾ I received grant funding under the CARES Act in 2020. Does this mean I will automatically receive money from CRRSAA?

Several factors will impact whether you receive funds from this grant, based on enrollment. It is possible that you may not receive funds from CRRSAA even if you qualified for CARES funds in 2020, and vice versa.

▾ I have a balance due on my Student Account. Am I required to apply my CRRSAA Grant to my Account Balance?

You are not required to apply the grant to an outstanding Student Account Balance, but it is an option for students with a remaining semester balance. Students who qualify for a distribution from this grant will be contacted via their Asbury email. Complete the CRRSAA Grant Authorization Form on the Asbury Portal no later than March 12, to give consent for the grant applied to your Student Account Balance. Under the Financial heading, select Financial Registration 2021 Spring to access the consent form.

▾ The CRRSAA Grant will help, but I have additional needs that have arisen as a direct result of Coronavirus. Are there additional funds to help me?

Yes, you may complete the Application for CRRSAA Emergency Relief Funds to request additional relief funds for exceptional financial need. Funding is limited and subject to a maximum allocation per student. Documentation of expenses is required and supplementary details may be requested to complete the application review.

For answers to more questions, see the official federal FAQs (PDF).