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COVID-19 Assistance Funds FAQ

What is the emergency grant/COVID-19 assistance grant?

The grant is intended to provide financial assistance to students who have experienced hardships related to COVID-19. The committee will review the requests and determine if the applicant is eligible for the award and determine an amount to award. Please allow 7-10 business days for a decision.

How do I apply?

Click here or use the link from the Kat Safe drop down with FAQ’s or go to the SHSU Financial Aid page under COVID-19 and apply for the Emergency Fund.

When will I know?

As the COVID-19 public health crisis unfolds, every day brings new challenges. SHSU administration is tirelessly working to review and award assistance funds. However, the need of the SHSU student body has proven larger than initially anticipated. As such, we ask that you allow 7-10 business days for a decision to be made regarding your request.

How much can I get from the grant?

Amounts vary and are dependent upon the request and the committee’s review. Award notifications will be sent to your SHSU email, so continue to check your email.

How are the funds received?

The committee has elected to refund the award directly to the student and not put it towards any balance that the student may owe.

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