University students to receive federally-funded relief
Grambling, La – Grambling State University announced student eligibility guidelines for Congress’ Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. On March 27, the federal government announced that $12.56 billion of the $2 trillion stimulus package distributed to institutions of higher education using a formula based on student enrollment.
“Ensuring our students receive every possible resource to recover from COVID-19 related losses and complete their education is essential,” said President Rick Gallot.
Grambling State University received $7 million in federal support, $3.5 million of which to distribute to students who meet the criteria:
Students who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), may receive emergency financial aid grants;
Students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus that have affected their cost of attendance (COA); Students who are degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students;
Students who are currently enrolled in the Spring Semester at Grambling State University and were not enrolled exclusively in online classes and/or programs prior to the COVID-19 emergency.
All students are not eligible for CARES Act grant assistance and those who are not eligible will not have access to the application. Students who meet pre-qualification to apply for CARES Act grant assistance will find the application in their student portals beginning May 8, 2020. Eligible students must submit a CARES Act Grant application for the Spring Semester no later than the close of business by May 15, 2020. Those who do not meet the submission date will have their grant applications considered only if funding is still available.
Students can find specific information on accessing grant funds. More on Grambling State’s coronavirus prevention and response can be found at gram.edu/coronavirus.