FAQ Archive


If I received the vaccine, am I still required to wear a mask?

April 1, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: Faculty & Staff, Student Life


While the CDC and other experts are advising that the vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) have shown success in its clinical trials as well as real-life conditions, in protecting against COVID-19, it is important that the W&J Community continue to follow CDC guidelines of wearing masks, social distancing, and frequent washing of hands. Experts are still learning about the protection of the vaccines in real-life situations, as well as understanding the new variants being discovered.

In Pennsylvania, the expansion of eligibility for all PA residents to be eligible to register for the vaccine is April 19. This means that while some in our community may have received one or both doses of the vaccines, others are still in the process of getting their vaccination shots.

It is important that we stay the course through the remainder of the academic year to ensure that we are doing our best to protect our community and mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor CDC and Pa. Department of Health web sites for any updates and changes they recommend to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

If you have questions about the CRRSAA or your appeal, please email finaid@washjeff.edu.  We appreciate your patience as we work quickly to provide you with CRRSAA funding.

What if I am experiencing reduced income due to income loss for the 2021-2022 academic year?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

Complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using 2019 income (as required).  If you and/or your family has a special circumstance resulting from COVID-19, such as a loss in income, please email finaid@washjeff.edu or call 724-223-6019 for opportunities to review your aid.

Will receiving the CRRSAA Grant impact my NCAA eligibility?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

CRRSAA funds do not adversely affect NCAA eligibility.  Student athletes and non-athletes are encouraged to appeal for additional funding if they believe they have exceptional financial need.

Do I need to submit receipts or document how I spent my grant?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

No, students may want to retain documentation for tax purposes, but will not be asked to submit receipts documenting their expenses to W&J.

If I have an outstanding balance, will my CRRSAA Grant be applied directly to my student account?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

You may provide the College your written consent to credit your CRRSAA emergency grant directly to your student account. To do so, complete this form no later than 5 PM EST on Monday, March 8, 2021.  If you do not complete this form, your emergency grant will be mailed to your home address beginning March 12, 2021.

Is the CRRSAA Grant taxable?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

No, the CRRSAA Grant is not considered to be taxable income.  Please note, these funds will be reported on your 2021 1098T.

Can I submit more than one application?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

No, students should submit only one application.

Is there a deadline to appeal for additional CRRSAA funding?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

Applications will be accepted through March 26, 2021 at 5 PM EST.  However, these funds will be granted on a first-come first-serve basis.

What can I do if I have exceptional financial need beyond the initial amount of CRRSAA Grant that W&J has provided me?

March 2, 2021 | Tagged: | Category: CRRSAA

The college has established a process by which students who identify as having exceptional financial need can appeal for additional CRRSAA funding.  A limited amount of money has been set aside for successful appeals.  To appeal for additional funds, please complete this application. The application will be available March 13 – March 26, 2021.  Students will be notified of the outcome of this appeal 2 weeks after the deadline of March 26 via their W&J email address.  These funds will be granted on a first-come first-serve basis.