Texas State announces Bobcat Cares emergency assistance for fall semester

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Jayme Blaschke | August 17, 2021

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Texas State University has announced approximately $40 million in federally-funded emergency assistance will be available to students for the fall 2021 semester through Bobcat Cares to help currently enrolled and eligible students lessen financial insecurity caused by the pandemic.

The $40 million in student assistance will be distributed directly to eligible students this fall through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The emergency grants will help Texas State students deal with the financial burden caused by the pandemic and assist with the costs of attending college.

Since May 2020, Texas State has awarded more than $33 million in emergency grants to students through Bobcat Cares.

Currently enrolled full- and part-time students are eligible to receive emergency funds to offset expenses related to any component of the cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies and travel expenses to and from Texas State campuses. The funds can also be used to cover emergency costs due to the coronavirus, including healthcare, mental healthcare and childcare.

The application period for the fall 2021 Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant will be open from Aug. 23-Sept. 9. Students can learn more about the emergency grant, eligibility requirements and how to apply on the Bobcat Cares webpage.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922