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CRRSAA Funds Distribution FAQs

Linn-Benton Community College was provided with approximately $1.3 million from CRRSAA (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act) to distribute to our students to help manage some of the disruption created by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We have worked diligently to make these distributions fair and equitable to all students who are eligible based on the CRRSAA guidelines.

Distributions will be made to eligible students during both winter and spring terms, 2021. These funds may be used for any component of cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

Who will receive CRRSAA funds?

The following criteria were established to determine eligibility and award amount:

  • Students have a FAFSA on file
  • Three categories were established based on unmet need:
    • Less unmet need ($0-$5,000)
    • Medium unmet need ($5,001-$10,000)
    • Most unmet need (over $10,000)
  • Smallest award (least unmet need and full-time hours) is $200. Largest award (highest unmet need and full-time hours) is $700. Awards were prorated for students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits (e.g., 6 credits equals 50% of the award amount).
    • $0-$5,000: $200
    • $5,000-$10,000: $500
    • Over $10,000: $700

Things to know when accepting these funds

Here are some important facts for you to know regarding the acceptance of these funds:

  • These funds may be used for any component of your cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.
  • This is a grant, not a loan. You will not have to pay back these funds.
  • These funds will not be applied to any current or future balances in your college account unless specifically authorized in writing by you. They will be directly distributed to you.
  • These funds will not count toward any Financial Aid or scholarships received.
  • Accepting these funds affirms that you have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. You will not be required to provide documentation of this impact.

Reporting

Funds provided to LBCC from CRRSAA were distributed to eligible students on Friday, February 19.

  • 1,067 students received funds in Category 1 (less unmet need), 403 students received funds from Category 2 (medium unmet need), and 484 students received funds from Category 3 (most unmet need), for a total of 1,954 students receiving money.
  • A total of $647,717 was distributed to winter term students. The remaining CRRSSA funds will be distributed to spring term students, using the same criteria.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the LBCC Business Office at (541) 917-4300.

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