[Wsssc] Student Eligibility for CRRSA Emergency Aid

Orchard, Sue sorchard at lcc.ctc.edu
Thu Jan 28 14:57:02 PST 2021

Hi all-

Sending this on behalf of Aaron Reader, who's having listserv issues.


Hello Colleagues,
Joe, thank you for your earlier email. I intended for this email to go out yesterday. I am wondering if any of you have a strong understanding of what to expect with this next round of CARES funding, specifically in regards to eligibility. It seems as though the balance between interpretation and facts are getting mixed once again.  In earlier discussions, NASFAA's webinar provided additional guidance (based on their questions to DOE).  In which it was clarified that undocumented, International and DACA are NOT eligible for this 2nd round of emergency aid.

In contrast, discussions from WSAC state something different, "The COVID bill from December granted billions of dollars to higher ed, and requires schools to apply some of that money to emergency grants for students. And, best news of all - undocumented students and other students not eligible for federal financial aid can qualify for that funding!"

As I prepare to discuss this with our CARES Funding team, it would be great to have a clear understanding.  If anyone has recent and clear information, please share.


Aaron Reader, MA
Vice President, Student Services
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Highline College
(206) 592-3351
areader at highline.edu<mailto:areader at highline.edu>

From: wsssc <wsssc-bounces at lists.ctc.edu> on behalf of Joe Holliday via wsssc <wsssc at lists.ctc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:56 AM
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Subject: [Wsssc] Student Eligibility for CRRSA Emergency Aid

WSSSC: confirm with your financial aid directors, but I think the current status of the new Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) is that student funds remain subject to Seceretary DeVos' Interim Final Rule in June of 2020 limiting the aid to Title IV eligible students. NASFAA and other entities are asking the Biden Administration to negate those rules and allow for broader eligibility. If you have newer information than this, please share it!


Joe Holliday

Director, Student Services

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

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