CRRSSA Emergency Grant Announcement

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. This fund allows Oswego to provide emergency grants to students for expenses related to any component of the student's cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

  • Oswego received Student Aid funding under the CRRSAA section 314(a)(1) program. This program, with some changes, provides supplemental funds to the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. Alfred State signed and returned to the Education Department a Certification and Agreement as required under the CARES Act section 18004(a)(1) program. We acknowledge that by drawing down the CRRSAA funds, our institution agrees to be bound by the conditions set forth in the CRRSAA Supplemental Agreement including using 100 percent of these funds to provide emergency aid grants to students. The Grant Award Notice was approved on Feb. 23, 2021.
  • Oswego received $3,622,358 from the Department of Education pursuant to the Supplemental Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under the CRRSAA Act.

Eligible students do not have to apply. The eligibility criteria that students must meet in order to receive CRRSSA Student Emergency Aid Grants are:

  • You must have completed a 20/21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) less than 5711.
  • Must be enrolled for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • The U.S. Department of Education does not allow CRRSSA Student Emergency Aid Grants to be awarded to:
    • International students
    • Undocumented students; and
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students

This criteria meets US Department of Education guidance that CRRSAA funds are to be directed at the neediest students.   SUNY Oswego recognizes that eligibility requirements for these funds are evolving and this based on the latest guidance given from the US Department of Education. Should these requirements change, we will notify students.   Funds will be disbursed directly to students unless the student opts in to have all or a portion of the funds applied to their SUNY Oswego bill.

The amount a student is eligible for will be based on their EFC and enrollment status (Full Time or Part Time).

Student Award Chart

Enrollment Status Spring 2021EFC Range 0 -1,500EFC Range 1,501 - 2,900EFC Range 2,901 - 4,300EFC Range 4,301 -5,711
FT $1,400.00 $1,225.00 $1,050.00 $875.00
PT $1,050.00 $875.00 $700.00 $525.00


CRRSAA Reporting

DateReporting RequirementUpdate
03/21/21 Quarterly SUNY Oswego has not distributed any Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students
06/30/21 Quarterly As of 6/30/21, SUNY Oswego has distributed $3,509,625.00 to 2,778 students.
09/30/21 Quarterly From 06/30/21 to 09/30/21, Oswego did not disburse any Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 9/30/21,SUNY Oswego has distributed $3,509,625.00 to 2778 students.