March 8, 2021 ALL

Emergency Grants for Student Covid-19 Expenses

Through the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA) Act, JCU has been awarded $1,112,203 by the U.S. Department of Education to make emergency financial aid awards to assist students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to continue their education.

Federal Regulations require CRRSAA emergency financial aid awards be prioritized for students with exceptional financial need to cover costs, such as tuition and fees, food assistance, housing assistance, health care (including mental health care) emergencies, childcare emergencies, and other educational-related expenses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

To meet these requirements, JCU will be distributing the funding in two ways:
JCU will issue approximately 50% of the funding through automatic distribution to students with the greatest need as described here and by application for those who do not qualify for automatic distribution.

More information, including timeline, award amounts, criteria, and application, can be found at

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