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CSU Emergency Scholar Grant – Fall 2021 Term

About the Fund

  • A student is eligible to apply if they are enrolled in the Fall 2021 Term.
  • A student can receive $1,700 through this disbursement if they are CARES Act eligible and Pell eligible.
  • All other eligible applicants will receive $1,200.
  • Award is a one-time payout for the Fall 2021.
  • Disbursement dates depend on when students submit their application and internal timelines.
  • CARES Act funds will be paid to eligible applicants until funds are exhausted.
  • Award is not a loan and does not need to be paid back.
  • Check your CSU email for information regarding disbursement from BankMobile.
  • To have the best opportunity to receive this funding, please apply soon.


Eligibility Requirements


  • Must be enrolled in at least one class at Chicago State for the Fall 2021 semester at the time application is completed.
  • There are no residency or citizenship requirements for Fall 2021 award.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.


Ineligible Students

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

  • Not enrolled in credit bearing classes in Fall 2021 past the census dates.
  • A dual enrolled student.
  • Enrolled in continuing education certificate programs.


CSU Emergency Scholar Grant Application Period

Starts Ends
October 1, 2021 November 5, 2021

To apply, please click here.

(you will need your CSU username & password, then click the HOME tab)


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.

For further information regarding CSU’s distribution of these funds, please email us at