Texas State announces Bobcat Cares emergency assistance for summer, fall semesters
Texas State University has announced approximately $3 million in federally-funded emergency assistance will be available to students this summer, with another $20 million available for the fall semester through Bobcat Cares to help currently enrolled and eligible students lessen financial insecurity caused by the pandemic.
The total of $23 million in student assistance will be distributed directly to eligible students this summer and fall semesters 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.
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.
The application period for the summer Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant will be June 1-15. For fall, the application 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.