The deadline for students to submit applications was 5:00 pm, April 15. 2021.

Arkansas Tech University has received funding from the recently approved Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) 2021. 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:

Priority consideration for grants is being given to students with substantial funding gaps. Students who have not yet completed a 20-21 FAFSA may still do so by visiting the StudentAid website or downloading the myStudentAid app via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Students should use Arkansas Tech University's FAFSA school code, 001089, when submitting.

The application will open to Pell eligible undergraduate students on February 25, 2021. To ensure priority consideration for funding, Pell 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 was 5:00 pm, 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.

Arkansas Tech will use an application to determine eligibility for the grant. Processing time may take up to two weeks.

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

If awarded, the funds will be processed through Tech's refund process. If you are signed up for direct deposit, your grant will be deposited directly into your account.  If you are not signed up for direct deposit, your grant will be sent to the mailing address on the system.  You can sign up for direct deposit at least two days prior to award. Once you receive these funds, they are to be used for components of your 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.

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

To sign up for direct deposit, a student should: 

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

The final deadline to apply for CRRSAA funding at Arkansas Tech University was 5:00 pm April 15, 2021. If we receive any additional funds in the future, we will send out notification. 

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This information will be updated as applications are processed. 

Total Federal Award: $3,549,493
Amount of funds disbursed:  $2,059,377.43
Number of students receiving awards: 2,941
Disbursement information is as of March 31, 2021.

Combined  HEERF I & HEERF II  March 31, 2021 Quarterly Report