Aggregate Award Amount

In January 2021, PLU received a second allocation of federal coronavirus relief funding. Specifically, PLU received $1,467,935 from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to provide emergency funding to students for expenses that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health), or child care.

Funds Distributed and Awards Made

As of April 1, 2021, 1,327 students received a total of $1,367,932.41.

Student Eligibility

Upon receipt of the CRRSAA funding in January 2021, PLU identified 2,109 of its students as potentially eligible for emergency funding based on the number of domestic students enrolled in the Spring 2021 semester who had filed a 2020-21 FAFSA.

Application Process

To expedite the awarding of the CRRSAA funds as quickly as possible to as many eligible students as possible, we asked the 2,109 potentially eligible students to respond Yes or No to a statement of affirmation on their student portal. If students affirmed that they were encountering emergency expenses related to the  coronavirus, then they were awarded CRRSAA funding.

We also asked these students to respond Yes or No to a question asking if they wanted their CRRSAA funding applied to an outstanding balance on their student account. Emergency funds in excess of an outstanding balance were issued directly to the student via ACH or paper check. Likewise, students without an outstanding balance received their CRRSAA funding directly via ACH or paper check.

Students with a 0 EFC received $1,976.78 while other Pell-eligible students received $1,072.05.  Students who were not Pell eligible received $516.59. Eligible students were notified via email on March 23, 2021 of the amount they would be receiving and when the funds would be issued.