Direct deposits of $1,000 are showing up in student bank accounts today as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) which passed in January 2021. The aid comes as Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) approaches a full year of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In previous semesters, portions of CARES Act funds were provided as direct student relief payments. The CRRSA supplemental relief continues the trend in offering student aid. Announcing the aid, HINU said the $1,000 Emergency Grant is set to go out to all students for “the cost of attendance, emergency needs, food, housing, medical/mental health needs, childcare, etc.”
In addition to the $1,000 Emergency Grant, additional CRRSA relief aid in the form of a Technology Grant and a Pell Eligible Grant will be available to students. The amounts and dates of the additional grants are still to be determined.