CRRSAA Funding at UAF

Student awards information

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has awarded the student portion of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $1,033,326.* These awards are to help with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. UAF’s plan was established to assist students with the greatest need, in accordance with federal guidelines. 

Awards have been broken into two separate categories:

  • UAF CRRSAA Relief Grant
    Students who were identified as having the greatest need were selected based on Estimated Family Contribution(EFC) range from information provided on the FAFSA and the number credits they enrolled in for the spring 2021 semester. A total of $1,026,510 (>99% of the CRRSAA student allocation) has been awarded to 2,729 students who qualify for this category. Students need not apply for this award, it has already been posted to student accounts and refunds were sent to students beginning February 12, 2021. Recipients of this group were notified directly via email and text message.
  • UAF CRRSAA Additional Relief Grant
    $6,816 (<1% of the CRRSAA student allocation) has been awarded to 4 students as emergency scholarships. This provided a mechanism for students who did not meet the greatest need criteria to apply for assistance by explaining their qualifying expenses due to the coronavirus disruption.

Students awarded from either category met the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in at least 3 credits for the spring 2021 semester.
  • Admitted as a degree-seeking student to UAF
  • Completed a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA
  • Eligible for Title IV funding
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP)