CARES Act

CSU Emergency Scholar Grant – Spring Term

Eligibility Requirements to receive Emergency Assistance funds through the CARES Act, you must:

  • Be a US Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have completed a 2019-20 FAFSA
  • Be enrolled for the term in which funds are being requested (i.e., Spring 2020)
  • Be admitted to a degree seeking program
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Have not received a prior disbursement of emergency funds through the CARES Act or from the Chicago State Foundation

Eligibility Requirements to receive Emergency Assistance funds through the CSU Foundation, you must:

  • Not be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen or eligible for Title IV funds
  • Be enrolled for the term in which funds are being requested (i.e., Spring 2020)
  • Be admitted to a degree seeking program
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Have not received a prior disbursement of emergency funds through the CARES Act or from the Chicago State Foundation

Ineligible Students

You are not eligible to receive Emergency Assistance funds from either source if you are one of the following:

  • Not enrolled in credit bearing classes
  • A dual credit student
  • Enrolled in continuing education certificate programs

To apply during the extension period, please click here.

About the Fund

  • The maximum amount a student can receive for Spring 2020 is $500.
  • The award is a one-time payout.
  • Disbursement dates depend on when students submit their application and internal timelines.
  • CARES Act funds will paid to eligible applicants until funds are exhausted. If you are not eligible for the CARES Act funds, your requested funds will come from Foundation donations if eligible.
  • The award is not a loan and does not need to be paid back.
  • Check your CSU email for information regarding disbursement.  

To have the best opportunity to receive this funding, please apply soon.

Accepting Applications

April 9, 2020 (LAUNCH)

First-time applicant only

 

June 23, 2020 (RE-LAUNCH)

Extension for Accepting Applications

 

Application Deadline

May 18, 2020

(LAUNCH deadline)

Extension (RE-LAUNCH)

ends when all funds depleted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Disclosure:

CSU officially acknowledges that we have signed and returned to the United States Department of Education (US DoEd) Certification and Agreement for this program. We further assure that CSU has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  • TOTAL Amount of Funds Received from the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students: $1,086,007
  • TOTAL Amount of Funds Disbursed to Students (as of 6/15/2020): $839,500
  • ESTIMATED TOTAL of Title IV Eligible Students: 2,000
  • TOTAL Number of Recorded Responses for these Funds: 2,591
  • TOTAL Number of Students who have been found eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 1,679
  • TOTAL Number of Students who have, to date, received payment of an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act: 1,679

For further information regarding CSU’s distribution of these funds, please email us at coronavirus@csu.edu