Distribution of CARES Act Funding

CRRSAA (HEERF II)

The CRRSA Act establishes federal grant dollars "that must go directly to students in the form of emergency financial aid grants.” Emergency grants to students can be used for any component of the cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In order to be eligible, students must meet general eligibility requirements. These include but are not limited to being a U.S. citizen or non-citizen who qualifies for federal student aid.

Read full text of the CARES Act

Please Note: The application has closed. All CARES Act Phase 3 grants have been given out.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Yes.

  • You may be eligible, click on the link at the bottom of the page to begin the application.

  • Payments will be made in the same manner by which your financial aid refunds are paid to you either by direct deposit or by check. Checks will be mailed to your permanent address on file. Applications processed by Wednesday each week will be direct deposited on Friday (or a check mailed on Friday). The fastest way to receive an approved grant is to have direct deposit set up with Student Financial Services. To review or sign-up for direct deposit, log onto MyFSU, click on Student, MyAccount, and then the Direct Deposit quick link to sign up for or review your direct deposit. If you are a student employee signed up for direct deposit of your student wages, you still need to sign up with Student Financial Services for direct deposit of your student account refunds.

  • Log onto MyFSU, click on Student, MyAccount, and then the Direct Deposit quick link, to sign up for or review your direct deposit. If you are a student employee and are signed up for direct deposit of your student wages, you still need to sign up with Student Financial Services for direct deposit of your student account refunds.

  • Per federal guidelines, eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen who qualifies for federal student aid. Other institutional guidelines used to determine eligibility include being registered in a degree program as of March 1, 2021. Funds are available on a first come first serve basis and the program will close when funds are fully expended.
  • No, these are federal stimulus funds that don’t have to be paid back.
  • The first round of Cares Act funds were not taxable and we believe this program will be handled the same way but the IRS has not provided final regulations on this yet. Please consult your tax advisor for tax guidance on these funds.
  • No, currently only one grant of $750 can be awarded.

Payments to Students (CARES Act, HEERF I Disclosure)

Payments to Students (CRRSA Act, HEERF II Disclosure)