Emergency Grant Information

CRRSAA Emergency Grant

December 2020, a second stimulus package, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was approved and provides additional emergency grant assistance for college students.  Reedley College is able to help students pay for anything related to their cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to COVID such as food, housing, health care, childcare, or technology expenses. 

Reedley College received $2,121,946 to assist enrolled students.  As of April 1, we have awarded and disbursed 100% of our allocation to 6180 students.  Students are encouraged to check Web Advisor to verify their award amount.  Please cash these emergency grant checks as soon as possible within 30-days of receipt.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at reedley.financialaid@reedleycollege.edu.  

RC HEERF Report 12-31-2020 (PDF)
RC HEERF Report 9-30-2020 (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Most students who were enrolled Spring 2021 and had expenses due to COVID will qualify. No additional application is required. Emergency grant assistance is available to help cover eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology/internet service, health care, childcare as well as books and supplies.

High school and dual enrollment students are eligible for a standard grant amount regardless of enrollment status.

A: Awards were based on students’ financial aid application filing status, applicants Expected Family Contribution (EFC as determined by the FAFSA), and Spring 2021 enrollment status.*  The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as those who are Pell Grant eligible.  Spring 2021 grants were awarded between $100 and $700.  

Grant disbursements are scheduled for Thursday, April 1, 2021.



12+ units

Three-quarter time

9 – 11.5 units


6 – 8.5 units

Less than half-time

0 – 5.5 units**

Tier 1 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) between 0 and 1000





Tier 2 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) between 1001 and 5711











Tier 3 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) between 5712 and 23,000





Tier 4 = Students with a family contribution (EFC) above 23,000 and students with an invalid FAFSA





Tier 5 = Students without a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file as of 3/11/21





*High school and dual enrollment students are eligible for a standard grant amount of $100 regardless of enrollment status.

**Students enrolled in all non-credit classes (0 units) are considered enrolled less than half-time.

A: No, it is not too late to file a FAFSA.  Students can still apply for financial aid for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 by completing the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students continuing their education Summer/Fall 2021 should also be sure to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA or 2021-2022 California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

Students do not have to repay Emergency funds once determined eligible at the time of disbursement.

A: Students who have set-up direct deposit will have the funds deposited into your bank account.  If direct deposit has not been set-up, a paper check will be mailed to the address on file on Web Advisor.  Grant disbursements are scheduled for Thursday, April 1, 2021.

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