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Eligible ATU Students May Apply for CRRSAA Funds

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Arkansas Tech University has established the procedures by which its eligible students may apply for Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) 2021 funds.

The CRRSAA provides the opportunity for financial aid grants that may be used for any component of an eligible student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or childcare.

Unlike the CARES Act, which funded the previous emergency grants to students in 2020, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional and demonstrated need.

CRRSAA grants will be administered by Arkansas Tech and awarded to students who are:

  • Degree-seeking
  • Enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours)
  • Have a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file before March 15, 2021

To ensure priority consideration for funding, Pell grant eligible undergraduate students should complete the application by the priority deadline of March 15, 2021.

Students who are not Pell eligible and graduate students may apply beginning March 15, 2021. The deadline for all students to submit applications is 5 p.m. on April 15, 2021. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be processed in the order they are received and grants may continue to be awarded if funds remain.

Processing time for applications may take up to two weeks.

Students who may be eligible for funding for the spring 2021 term should:

  • Log in to OneTech
  • Click on the Tuition and Aid tab
  • Submit the application, located in the upper left of the page, as instructed

If awarded, the funds will be processed through Arkansas Tech's refund process. Students who are signed up for direct deposit will see the funds deposited directly into their accounts. Students not signed up for direct deposit will receive their grants at the mailing address on the ATU student accounts system. Students can sign up for direct deposit at least two days prior to award.

Once students receive these funds, they are to be used for components of their cost of attendance or for emergency costs that have arisen due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health) or childcare.

To sign up for direct deposit, a student should:

  • Log in to OneTech
  • Click on the Tuition and Aid tab
  • Click on Enroll in Direct Deposit in the center of the page

The funding each school receives is limited, so the grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted.

If ATU receives any additional funds in the future, notification will be sent to students.

Submitting an application for CRRSAA funds is not a guarantee of funding.

ATU students seeking more information about CRRSAA grants may contact the ATU Office of Financial Aid at fa.help@atu.edu.