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Funding Assistance for students impacted by COVID-19

Bobcat Cares Emergency Funding

Bobcat CARES

Bobcat Cares emergency funding is intended to assist students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Applications were open April 27–May 27 and are now closed.

Bobcat Family,

We know many in our Bobcat Family are experiencing economic burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Bobcat Cares, we will give $30 million in relief to Texas State students, including providing funds directly to currently enrolled and eligible students with COVID-19 related expenses, emergency grants to all students enrolled in summer courses, pro-rated refunds of certain spring semester charges, and the new Bobcats to Bobcats scholarship to assist with fee and tuition costs for the fall 2020 semester.

This $30 million in student assistance includes over $15 million in federal emergency funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the CARES Act. The CARES allocation will help Texas State students deal with the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 crisis and assist with the costs of attending college by providing funds directly to them.

Bobcats come together to overcome challenges. We are committed to helping students deal with immediate needs so they can continue their Texas State education.

Update May 22, 2020

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


Bobcat Cares Emergency Grants

Applications were open April 27–May 27 and are now closed.


Emergency Grants for Summer Courses

Do international and graduate students qualify for the emergency grants to all students enrolled in summer courses?

Yes. All students enrolled in funded courses during Summer I and/or Summer II classes will receive a one-time emergency grant equal to $50 per credit hour up to $600 across both summer sessions. The grant funding will be in the form of a credit to student accounts to reduce the cost of summer courses.

Bobcats to Bobcats Scholarship

When will the Bobcats to Bobcats Scholarship application open?

Once the Bobcat CARES Emergency Grant application closes on May 27, the Bobcats to Bobcats Scholarship application will open on June 1. These funds are intended to help students with expected COVID-19 related expenses that will be incurred in the fall and spring of the upcoming academic year. To access the application for the Bobcats to Bobcats Scholarship on or after June 1, visit the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS).

Who can apply for the Bobcats to Bobcats Scholarship?

All students (undergraduate and graduate) enrolled for fall and spring of the upcoming academic year can apply. The Bobcats to Bobcats Scholarship is funded by Bobcats and is not as restrictive as the federal funds available through the Bobcat CARES Emergency Grant program. For example, all enrolled students (including international and undocumented students) can apply for the Bobcats to Bobcats Scholarship.