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CARES Act Funding Information Update

June 29, 2020
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CARES Funding Facts:

To date, over 8,200 Sam Houston State University students have received $8 million in CARES funding. Awards are based on eligibility requirements established by the Department of Education including conditions such as enrollment status and financial aid eligibility.

For those students not eligible for CARES funding, SHSU has awarded $828,000 to almost 600 students from the Bearkat Emergency Fund bringing the total grants awarded to $8.8 million.

While future application cycles are dependent on additional federal CARES funding, students will soon see their SHSU financial aid disbursements for fall, which will start on August 9.  To learn how to better manage budgets and expenses during this challenging time, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Student Money Management Center for assistance.

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Previous updates on CARES Act funding at SHSU can be found here:



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