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Funding Assistance for students impacted by COVID-19

Bobcat Cares COVID-19 Relief Funding

Bobcat Cares

Bobcat Cares is intended to assist students with emergency costs that arose due to the Coronavirus or any component of their cost of attendance.


Summer applications are closed. Fall 2021 application period will open August 23.


Approximately $3 million in federally-funded emergency assistance was made available to students for summer 2021, with at least another $20 million available for fall 2021.

The application period for the summer Bobcat Cares Emergency Grants is closed. For fall, the application will be open from August 23 – September 9.

To be considered for this grant, you must submit an application. For eligibility criteria and other important information about the application process, please review the FAQs below.

Awards will be prioritized based on exceptional financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA. Students will be notified within two weeks of the application closing whether they will receive an emergency grant.

Texas State is committed to helping Bobcats deal with the financial insecurity the pandemic has caused.

Bobcat Cares COVID-19 Relief Grants

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be enrolled for the relevant semester.

When will the application open and close? 

The Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant application periods are:

  • Summer 2021: Closed

  • Fall 2021: August 23 – September 9

How do I apply?

When the application is available, you can apply for this emergency grant via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS).

Can I apply for these funds as an international or undocumented student?

Yes, as long as you meet the below eligibility requirement.

  • Be enrolled for the relevant semester.

What costs can be covered by these grants?

This emergency grant is funded through the federal CRRSAA and ARPA acts and is intended to assist students with the below costs.

  • Any component of your cost of attendance (e.g., tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, and travel expenses to and from campus).
  • Emergency costs that arose due to Coronavirus such as, but not limited to, tuition, food, housing, health care, mental health care, or childcare.

When will grants be awarded?

The review of applications will begin once the application closes. The evaluation, prioritization, awarding and disbursement period is expected to take two weeks.

Summer Application Period Closed

Fall application period open August 23 – September 9.

To share how these funds are being distributed, we've created a resource with key statistics. See how Bobcat Cares funds are being distributed.