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Deadline extended for grants

Student News | Monday, July 27, 2020

The deadline has been extended for students who recently received an email regarding federal emergency relief grant funding to assist with education and other expenses. The Summer Semester 2020 Student Emergency Relief Grant application has been reopened for one additional week, July 27-31.

Columbus State receives this funding from the Federal CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), and it is available to eligible students who have financial expenses as a result of campus disruptions related to the COVID-19 national health emergency. Eligible students may apply for funding each semester it is offered. (See below for eligibility information.) 

Funds can be used for food, housing, academic support (e.g. course materials, technology), transportation, healthcare, and childcare. This is a grant award, which does not need to be repaid.

Apply for Emergency Relief Grant
To be considered for a Student Emergency Relief Grant, please complete the required form by clicking the link below and logging in with your Columbus State student credentials:

CARES Act Student Emergency Relief Grant Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 application reopened Monday, July 27 and will be open only until Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m.  

If you have questions about the Federal CARES Act grant, please contact us at

CARES Emergency Student Relief Grant Eligibility
To be eligible to receive a Student Relief Grant, students:

Must have a declared credit-based degree or certificate program.
Must be registered for at least one credit-based class in the semester you are applying for aid.
Must meet college and U.S. Department of Education/CARES Act guidelines regarding allowable expenses.
Must complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (for assistance with COVID-19 expenses).


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