CARES Act | CRRSAA 

CRRSAA Student Funding

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), Johnston Community College (JCC) received funds to provide emergency grants to students with exceptional need to cover expenses related to the cost of attendance (i.e.,tuition, food, housing, health care including mental health, transportation or childcare) or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

Funds from the HEERF II CRRSAA Emergency Relief Fund are not considered financial aid and do not affect a student's current or future financial aid eligibility. Per guidance from the federal government, these grants will be distributed to our students with exceptional need which will be identified by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligibility Criteria:

Student must be a curriculum degree-seeking student enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester and must have submitted a 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid);

  • Be a verified U.S citizen or national, a permanent resident, or an eligible noncitizen and;
  • Had a federal (Pell grant) and/or state (NC Community College Grant and/or NC Education Lottery Scholarship) student aid disbursement for Spring 2021 by April 6, 2021.


In accordance with Department of Education guidelines, JCC distributed CRRSAA emergency funding to eligible students by the following method:

JCC determined which curriculum students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants, and how much they received under the CRRSAA by using a prorated amount from $1,248 to $625 depending on their EFC (Expected Family Contribution) score from their completed 2020-2021 FAFSA, and the student having a federal and/or state aid disbursement for Spring 2021 by April 6, 2021.

  • EFC score = 0: $1,248
  • EFC score > 0 and ≤ 5711: $937
  • EFC score > 5711 and ≤ 8500: $625

Students were notified of their eligibility via their JCC email account. If eligible, funds will be processed through student accounts and will be disbursed according to the method of refund chosen through Bank Mobile. Limited funding was available. By accepting these funds, students agree to use funds to cover expenses related to the cost of attendance (i.e., tuition, food, housing, health care including mental health, transportation or
childcare) or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

Disbursement of all $1,129,190 CRRSAA HEERF II Student Aid Funds is complete as of Wednesday, April 14, 2021. 

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