Texas State announces $6.5 million in emergency grants for students

Jayme Blaschke | Updated May 13, 2021

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Texas State University has announced $6.5 million in emergency grants through Bobcat Cares for currently enrolled and eligible students with COVID-19 related expenses for the spring 2021 semester.

The $6.5 million in student assistance will be distributed directly to eligible students this spring semester 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 COVID-19 crisis and assist with the costs of attending college. The university is also setting aside funding for emergency grants in the summer and fall 2021 semesters.

According to the new federal guidelines, enrolled international and undocumented students are eligible to apply for the emergency grants 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.

Between Feb. 15-28, students can apply for the funding by completing a brief form on the Bobcat Cares webpage. The awarding of funds will be prioritized based on students’ demonstrated financial need, and disbursed directly to eligible students as quickly as possible. Students who submit an online application will be notified within two weeks if they will receive an emergency grant. Not all students who apply will receive funding.

For more information, including frequently asked questions, visit the Bobcat Cares webpage

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922