Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Funds

Dear CSN Family,

I am pleased to let you know CSN has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) II under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSSA), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The HEERF II Student funds will go out this week to eligible students.

CSN will provide $7,039,204 directly to students under the HEERF II requirements due to further disruptions caused by the COVID-19 national emergency, which was declared March 13, 2020.

Eligible CSN students will be automatically awarded HEERF II funding and do not need to apply for these funds. Students will receive between $150 and $836. The award criteria include current enrollment in the Spring 2021 semester, a financial aid-eligible major, as well as the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) index from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, only U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are eligible for HEERF II Student funds. More information can be found on our Coronavirus webpage.

This emergency funding is intended to help cover expenses related to the student’s cost of attendance (e.g., tuition and fees, room and board, transportation) and/or emergency expenses that arise due to the pandemic (e.g., tuition, food, housing, childcare). We understand that the funds will not reach all students who need or deserve them.

Students that find that they need additional help to cover extraordinary expenses, are encouraged to apply for the CSN Student Emergency Fund. International, undocumented, DACA and non-credit students may be eligible for HEERF II Institutional and/or the CSN Student Emergency Fund.

Please know that we remain committed to the well-being of our faculty, staff and students during these challenging times.

Stay safe and God bless.

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada

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