Blinn offers CRRSA funds for students financially impacted by COVID-19

More than $7 million are available to Blinn students through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

February 22, 2021

Blinn College District students facing hardships due to COVID-19 may be eligible for financial assistance made possible through Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act funds.

A total of $7,050,956 in CRRSA Act funds has been allocated and approved to be distributed to eligible Blinn students for Emergency Financial Aid grants. These funds are part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and up to $1,200 may be awarded for childcare, food, healthcare, housing, tuition and fees, and other costs.

Students who have completed the FAFSA and are determined eligible to receive CRRSA Act funds will be notified by the Financial Aid Office via email and text message.

To be eligible for CRRSA Act aid, students must be:

  • enrolled in at least six credit hours at Blinn during the Spring 2021 semester;
  • a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen;
  • have submitted a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-21;
  • and indicate on the CRRSA application that they have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
  • registered for Spring 2021 classes. Registration is still open for the 12-week session that begins Monday, Feb. 15, and the second 8-week session that begins Monday, March 22. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu/spring.

Federal funds are limited and applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

Blinn must be the student’s home institution for financial aid purposes for Spring 2021. To complete the FAFSA, please visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

For more information, please visit http://www.blinn.edu/emergency-relief-funds/crrsa.html.

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