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Coronavirus Response & Relief

Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA)

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA)

Information for Students

SEU has received funding as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act  of 2021 (CRRSAA) via the the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). As required by law, a portion of these funds have been designated to be financial aid grants to students with financial needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students who qualify for a distribution from this grant will be contacted via their SEU email, and must complete the fund disbursement form in the JCIS system no later than March 5 to choose their disbursement preference. The form is located under the Student Finances tab and is called “Federal Relief Aid.” 

It is important to note that these financial aid grants for students are intended for any component of the student’s cost of college attendance — or for emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus pandemic — such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Accessing Your Funds

Qualified students who have been informed that they will be receiving relief funds must log in to JICS to choose how they will access their relief funds. SEU must receive this reply by March 5. The funds of students who do not complete the form by the deadline will be reallocated to students in need.  

The digital check for qualified students will be sent to their SEU email account from the payment system Paymerang. Please do not delete this email; it is not spam. This email will contain instructions for accessing a digital check. Paper checks will not be mailed.

Questions regarding the digital check process may be sent to Paymerang directly via support@paymerang.com. Questions regarding student accounts should be directed to SFS@seu.edu.

FAQs

Q. How will I receive my grant funds?

If you have been identified as a recipient of these relief funds, you must log in to JICS and complete the fund allocation form by March 5. The form is located under the Student Finances tab and is called “Federal Relief Aid.” 

Students who choose to apply their relief funds directly to their student account will see their funds reflected on their account once their disbursement is processed. Students who opt for a digital check will be sent an email from app@echecks.com to their SEU email account. This email is from the Paymerang payment system and will contain instructions for accessing a digital check. Paper checks will not be mailed.

Q. How will I know if I qualify for a distribution?

Students who qualify for grand funds will receive an email, sent to their SEU student email account.

Q. I’m having trouble logging in to JICS. What should I do?

If you need to reset your password, visit JICS and click Forgot Password and follow the prompts. For additional needs, please contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@seu.edu.

Q. If I do qualify, how will I know how much money I will receive?

The amount you will receive was determined by multiple factors, including enrollment status, financial need (as determined by a valid FAFSA application), and cost of attendance. Be sure to monitor your SEU email account for this information, as you will not be contacted by phone.

Q. I received grant funding under the CARES Act in 2020. Does this mean I will automatically receive money from CRRSAA?

Several factors will impact whether you receive funds from this grant — namely a certain threshold of financial need. It is possible that you may not receive funds from CRRSAA even if you qualified for CARES funds in 2020, and vice versa.

Q. If I am not eligible for funding under this grant, what other resources are available for me?

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirement for CRRSAA grant funding may contact Student Financial Services at sfs@seu.edu to see if other resources are available.

Q. Is SEU funding this grant?

No. This funding is made possible through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. SEU will distribute these funds to eligible students.

Accessing Your Funds

Qualified students who have been informed that they will be receiving relief funds must log in to JICS to choose how they will access their relief funds. SEU must receive this reply by March 5. The funds of students who do not complete the form by the deadline will be reallocated to students in need.