Penn State will award cash grants to more than 23,000 students under federal COVID-19 relief funding allocated to the University from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) that was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020.
The grants will be awarded to students based on financial need, as determined by data from the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are Pell Grant-eligible will each be offered $1,200, and all other students identified for aid will be offered $1,000 grants. Those students who qualify for a grant will receive notification of their award via their Penn State email address from the Office of Student Aid, along with instructions to accept or decline the aid in LionPATH. The subject line on the email will be “CRRSAA Award.”