COVID-19 Relief for Students: What You Need to Know

With the passage of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), Millsaps College has received a sum of $380,920 to help students directly with the cost of attending Millsaps (including emergency costs that have arisen due to the pandemic). Examples of costs include tuition, food, housing, physical and mental health care, childcare, books and academic supplies, and technology.

To be eligible for funding, you must 1) be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree student at Millsaps, or 2) have been enrolled at Millsaps on or after March 13th, 2020. International students and non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for funding. Students who are eligible can apply for funding regardless of whether or not they received funds under last year’s CARES Act. Any funds received will not impact any other financial aid that students are eligible for, as the grant is aimed at unexpected expenses related to COVID-19. Students can choose to have their CRRSAA funds applied directly to any outstanding balance on their student account.

Millsaps is distributing funds in two ways:

1) Emergency grants. Federal aid applicants with the greatest identified need will receive an email from Millsaps if they a) have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office, and b) have received financial aid for the spring 2021 semester. Grants will range from $1,000 to $1,500 per student, based on Pell Grant eligibility.

2) Remaining funds. Eligible students who incurred additional expenses/hardships due to the pandemic can apply for emergency funds using this form: Applications must be submitted by April 15th. Students who received Emergency grants can still apply for additional funding. Students who did not receive Emergency grants can also apply for funding. Applicants will need to detail what types of expenses (e.g. tuition, food, housing) they will need funds for. Grants will be considered up to $6,345, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, while also considering those with exceptional need.

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