Bobcat CARES Emergency Grant Program

This emergency grant is funded through the federal CARES Act and is intended to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. The award amount will depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

To be eligible for this funding, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (i.e., eligible to receive federal Title IV aid).
  • Be (or have been) enrolled in a degree-seeking or post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program for Spring 2020.
  • Not have been enrolled exclusively in online courses for the spring semester on or prior to March 13, 2020.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe an overpayment on any federal grant.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required)
  • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale

If you have any questions regarding the Bobcat CARES Grant Program, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarships at 512-245-2315 or financialaid@txstate.edu

Award
Varies
Deadline
05/27/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. This emergency grant is funded through the federal CARES Act and is intended to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. The award amount will depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

    To be eligible for this funding, students must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (i.e., eligible to receive federal Title IV aid).
    • Be (or have been) enrolled in a degree-seeking or post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program for Spring 2020.
    • Not have been enrolled exclusively in online courses for the spring semester on or prior to March 13, 2020.
    • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
    • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe an overpayment on any federal grant.
    • Have a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
    • Have a valid Social Security number.
    • Be registered with Selective Service (if required).
    • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale.
  2. Expenses Related to COVID-19
    Please check the unexpected expenses you are experiencing as a result of transitioning to remote learning or other factors related to the COVID-19 situation (check all that apply).
  3. If you indicated "Other" please explain. (25-word max)
    Please note that job loss is not a sufficient justification, per federal rules.
  4. Receiving Funds
    If you are awarded an emergency grant, the funds will be sent either by:

    • E-Refund to your bank account. If not already setup with E-Refund, login to your Student Business Services account. Then click on the Refunds tab and select Set Up Account.
    • If not signed up for E-Refund, a check will be mailed to your permanent address. So, be sure your permanent address is current with the University by visiting Texas State Self-Service and clicking Personal Information.
  5. Student Certification