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) III under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11. The HEERF III funds will go out in the next couple of weeks to eligible students.

CSN will provide $30,588,877 directly to students under the HEERF III requirements due to further disruptions caused by the COVID–19 national emergency, which was declared March 13, 2020.

Eligible CSN students will be awarded HEERF III funding automatically and do not need to apply for these funds. They will receive between $100 and $1,330. The award criteria include enrollment during Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 and a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) index from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, any student who is a U.S. citizen, eligible non-citizen, DACA, Undocumented or International are eligible for HEERF III funds. More information can be found on our coronavirus webpage.

This emergency funding is intended to help cover expenses related to students’ 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/mental health care). 

Students who need financial help or find that the award amount is not enough to cover expenses are encouraged to apply for the CSN Student Emergency Fund.

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

Stay safe and God bless.


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