SNU has recently received funding under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). With these funds, SNU has established a CRRSAA Student Emergency Relief Fund to assist students with financial needs as they relate to the novel coronavirus. The intent of the CRRSAA funding is to assist students with costs due to the coronavirus such as tuition and fees, food, housing, health care, and child care. The funds are limited and are not intended to provide ongoing relief.
This new funding allows students the option to have the funds applied to their current student account balance.
Since tuition and fees are eligible expenses, all SNU students who were enrolled in classes (Full-time or Part-time) on March 12, 2021 (Adult and Graduate students enrolled in a PGS program of study but who were between courses are eligible) and who complete an application by the due date will receive some level of funding. Unfortunately, federal rules dictate that international students are ineligible to apply for CRRSAA funds.
Funds will be distributed to eligible students who complete the application based on overall financial need (prioritizing Pell Grant eligibility per federal rules) while also distributing funds to as many students as possible. Again, all eligible students who complete the application will receive financial support from CRRSAA funds.
All students should complete the CRRSAA application at: https://laserfiche.snu.edu/Forms/CRRSAA. To be eligible, each student must complete the form by no later than 11:59 CDT on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Students who do not complete the form by the deadline will not be eligible to receive any support through CRRSAA funding. Again, the deadline to complete the form will be 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, April 11, 2021. To apply, go to: https://laserfiche.snu.edu/Forms/CRRSAA.
If you have a disability and/or experience any difficulty accessing this form, please contact us for assistance via email at email@example.com.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS- APPLICATION SECURITY TOKEN
To ensure both user security and to create a documented, legal certification from each student as required, SNU uses a system called Laserfiche to collect applications. This system requires that each user set-up a unique “Token” to gain access to complete the application. Instructions for setting up this token are:
To access the CRRSAA form, it will be necessary to obtain a user access token. To do this, go to https://laserfiche.snu.edu/Forms/TokenRequest. There, you will need to enter your SNU username and date of birth. Your username is the portion of your email address that precedes “@mail.snu.edu” and must be in all lowercase letters. For example, if your email is “MyUsername@mail.snu.edu,” your username would be “myusername.” For date of birth, please make sure to use your full birth date and not your birthday of the current year. After the Token Request form is submitted, as long as the information you enter matches in our system, an email will be sent to your SNU email account containing your user access token. You can then use your same SNU username and that emailed access token to access the CRRSAA link: https://laserfiche.snu.edu/Forms/CRRSAA.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS- DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
CRRSAA grant amounts will not be impacted by the disbursement method selected by the student.
SNU strongly encourages students and families to choose the option to place CRRSAA funds as a credit on their student accounts to offset current charges. For students and families carrying balances month to month, this is the best way to demonstrate your continuing commitment to meeting their financial obligations to the University. For students who select to apply the CRRSAA grant to their student account, credits will be issued during the month of April.
SNU intends to distribute awards to students who select direct payment during the week of April 19, 2021. Students who have Direct Deposit set up will receive their funds during the week of April 19, 2021. Students who do not have Direct Deposit set up will receive checks at their current mailing address on file with SNU sometime the week of May 3, 2021.
Instructions for setting up Direct Deposit are:
- Visit https://selfservice.snu.edu/
- Click on Banking Information
- You will want to toggle to Refund, Reimbursement, and Payment Deposit to where it turns green
- Enter the effective date you want electronic payments to become active
- Click Next
- Enter all the accurate information in Edit Bank Account Details
- Click Submit
Once you have completed all these steps, you will see that the status shows “Not Verified”. This status will change to “Verified” once our accounting office verifies the information provided.