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Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Student Grant

FIU students whose lives and education are impacted by Covid-19 may now apply for emergency grants funded by the federal government through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

The application is now available at

Students who previously applied or were awarded CARES Act funding, need to re-apply if they are still in need.

Emergency grants will be awarded based on demonstrated need and will provide funds for students to use towards eligible expenses under cost of attendance, including tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Frequently Asked Questions

Report and Disclosure

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting
Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
Florida International University
January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021 Report – April 9, 2021

Florida International University (FIU) acknowledges it received CRRSAA funds on  January 14, 2021, and gives the assurance that FIU has used more than 50% of the funds received under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

  1. The total amount of funds FIU received on January 14, 2021, from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution to students is $19,150,979.00.
  2. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA as of March 31, 2021, is $ $12,797,125.78.
  3. The estimated total number of students at FIU students eligible* (at FIU) to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is 36,091.
  4. The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA is 10,828.
  5.  Financial aid administrators may exercise professional judgment to assist students who have extenuating circumstances which warrant a reevaluation of their CRRSAA/emergency aid award. 
  6. The instructions, directions, or guidance provided by FIU to all students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants were sent via University email, published on the University website, and announced on the Student Portal. Instructions on how to complete our CRRSAA Fund Application are provided on the FIU Emergency Aid application:

*Student Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or Graduate students
  • Must be enrolled for term of disbursement (Spring 2021)
  • FAFSA on file
    • Though students do not need to eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965- requiring a FAFSA allows us to verify citizenship and evaluate need. It also encourages students to complete a FAFSA and maximize their opportunity for aid.
    • If a student has a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then the student has demonstrated eligibility.