Spring 2021 - Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

HEERF II CRRSAA Emergency Relief Funds for Students

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) provides emergency funding to universities to assist students in need during the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, this funding was known as the CARES Act Funding.

MVSU has received HEERF II funding and has established the HEERF II CRRSAA Emergency Relief Fund to distribute grants to eligible students to help cover expenses related to the cost of attendance (i.e., food, housing, child care, health care ) or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. 

Funds from the HEERF II CRRSAA Emergency Relief Fund are not considered financial aid and do not affect a student's current or future financial aid eligibility.

Eligible students will meet the following requirement: 

  • You must be currently enrolled as a student for Spring 2021 
  • You must certify you are a U.S. citizen 

To determine your eligibility for receiving emergency relief funds and to certify your CRRSAA related expenses and citizenship status, please click on the link located on the bottom of this page and follow these steps:

  • Click on Enter Here
  • Click on Enter Secure Area
  • Enter your assigned MVSU User ID and Pin, then click login
  • Click on the Financial Aid tab at the top of the page
  • Click on Emergency Relief Funds Spring 2021 Link

Click here to begin the process. Remember to follow the steps above.

Summer Q&A

How will I recieve my funds?
CRRSAA funds will be disbursed using Bank Mobile, if you have not selected a refund preference with Bank Mobile, contact Student Accounts at 662-254-3016 or via email at studentaccounts@mvsu.edu to receive a temporary personal code.

Am I eligible if I'm a fully Online Student at Mississippi Valley State University?
Yes. Online students are eligible.

Am I eligible if I'm an International Student?
No, international students are not eligible.  Students must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for CRRSAA funds.

How much emergency relief funding will I receive?
The amount of relief fund payments will vary by student. Awards will be made until the funding is fully utilized.

Am I eligible if I am a New Student starting Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 Semester?
No, students must be enrolled during Spring 2021 semester to be eligible.

When will I receive my funds?
We will review the population of eligible students and start making awards.  We ask for your patience as we work to disburse these funds as quickly as possible.

What if I owe an outstanding balance to MVSU?
You will be given the opportunity to authorize MVSU to apply your CRRSAA funds directly to your student account to cover any current outstanding balance. If you do not select this option, any CRRSAA funds will be sent directly to you even if you have a current balance owed to Mississippi Valley State University.

Will I have to repay this award after I am no longer in school?
No, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) is not a loan.  It is a gift-aid from the federal government that is not required to be repaid.