Important Update:

CRRSAA emergency funding has been exhausted. We expect additional funds to be available in the future. Watch your email for updates! If you have questions, please contact Jon Erickson, Director of Financial Aid at

CRRSAA Act 2021


The new Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), 2021, has created emergency financial aid grants to assist students with exceptional need. These grants can be used toward educational costs and other emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus on or after December 27, 2020, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.

The CRRSAA Act requires institutions to prioritize students with exceptional need, such as those who receive Federal Pell Grants, when awarding this grant. However, students do not need to be a Pell recipient or student who is eligible for Federal Pell Grant to receive this funding. CRRSAA funding is limited, so not all applicants will receive funding.

Student eligibility criteria:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Have completed a 2020-2021 FAFSA
  • Be an enrolled student accepted into an eligible program
  • Demonstrate need based on an official EFC on the 2020-2021 FAFSA

Excluded students:

  • PSEO students (Online College in the High School, concurrent enrollment, regular PSEO)
  • Incarcerated students
  • Students paying the senior citizen rate/noncredit courses
  • Farm Business Management students

Emergency Grants

We encourage all students experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19 disruptions to apply for emergency grants. ATCC understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted many students and families. Please take a few minutes to complete the Emergency Grants Application. Priority will be given to students with exceptional need as determined by the results of the 2020-2021 FAFSA. We will work diligently to review each application within a week. 

CRRSAA Emergency Grant recipient funding will be transferred to students' direct deposit bank account on file. If a recipient does not have a direct deposit bank account set up, a check will be mailed to the local address of the student.

The Financial Aid Office is here to help you through this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 320-762-4540 or emailing if you have any questions.


Available scholarships through the ATCC Foundation include program-specific awards and general scholarships. To learn more about scholarships and submit your application, please visit

Students attending Alexandria College fall 2021 and beyond can expect a robust in-person student experience.